No- I’m not referring to the infamous battle of 1890 – but rather the battle of 2009. I have not been able to exercise for a week now because of pain in my left knee. I am a man and as such I hate the fuss of doctors and things related so I have been trying to walk it off thinking it would take care of itself. That attitude proves that denial is not just a river in Egypt!.
Well today reality finally set in and I decided to get it checked. My orthopedist is Dr. Wolf in Nashua. I love him because he’s an old school- no frills kind of guy. His office staff is great too especially when I call t 4PM asking if I can be seen that same day! Forty-five minutes later I am in being examined and having X-rays taken.
The short of it is that I am old!
Now more than ever it is clear that the older I get the better I was! There are two likely scenarios in play. The X-rays show some arthritis in the knee. It is possible that my running has caused all of that to become greatly inflamed thus the pain. The second possibility is that I actually tore something up in the knee.
The plan is for me to spend a week taking some strong anti-inflammatory old people arthritis kind of medicine. If it is indeed arthritis this should have me feeling great in a few days. If after a week I am still in pain it’s time for a cat-scan to see if I tore anything. Frankly I don’t know how having a cat look at my knee helps but I trust my doctor, (insert cymbal crash here)!
I am likely in deep, deep trouble with the weigh-in tomorrow as I haven’t done any meaningful exercise in a week. I don’t think that the diet alone is going to carry me six weeks into this effort. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised but lack of exercise without having had a single “plateau week” yet puts me in Jeopardy.
Fat Man Joke of the Day:
Continuing with the doctor theme daily double:
A man goes to his doctor for an appointment.
The Doctor tells the man “you’re fat.”
The fat guy says “I want a second opinion.”
The Doctor responds “You’re ugly too!”
Today’s dietary intake:
It seems that I went a little light on eating today without even noticing!
9:30 – Scrambled egg whites with four different colored peppers and some tomato thrown in as well.
12:00 – two slices of low sodium deli turkey breast
3:45 – Green grapes
6:30 – Baked chicken breast that was marinated in a light Italian dressing. Brown rice and steamed fresh green beans.
I do thank all of you for checking in on the site again today! As always I would encourage you to adopt some of these changes if you need to better your health. Even with becoming a temporary cripple I don’t regret it a bit and feel so much better already!