In my last post I indicated that the MRI for my knee and hip on my right (non-THR) side was finally coming. That was because on the day I made the post I received word that the MRI was approved and I would eventually be hearing from someone to schedule the MRI. I got anxious after a few days and finally called them. They had the order in their system…FINALLY! Then I learned that the order was only an MRI for the hip and did not include the knee. HALT!
I didn’t want the hip to be looked at without the knee, because I really think there is more of an issue with the knee then my doctors think. So I cancelled the order and called my doctor back asking to get the knee included. So the waiting process began again. Ugh. After a long week of delay, I finally got a new date for my MRI – April 2nd. So I have waited one whole month since my first appointment to get to this step. I sincerely hoped I could get it done before all of the summer fun starts…..now I may wait. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I have stepped up my running again. Bloomsday is coming. I am heavily involved with that run. I coordinate the 2nd Seeded runners for that race. How can I not run it….as a second seeder? So despite the knee aggravation I have bumped my weekly mileage into the 30’s and 40’s. The knee still aches, but i am starting to feel stronger. Sometimes the THR side hurts, but the pain comes more from piriformis pain than from the hip. I am sure that I am overcompensating with my THR side due to the soreness of the right knee. It’s ironic that my THR side would be carrying me through my runs these days. But that is me. An optimistic runner. Not just a runner….a Hip Runner.