I posted last week about my knee injury, and I’m here to update you on the situation.
I got the MRI and it showed a tear in the cartilage on the back of my knee cap, actually, not a torn meniscus. This isn’t something that can be fixed with surgery, so it’s a rehab situation at this point. Also, I did sprain both my inside and outside meniscus, which is causing the most pain right now. The orthopedist I saw said most likely I tore the cartilage at some point previously when I fell on my knee. Yay.
So, good news NO SURGERY! Bad news, potentially never healing knee pain. BOO.
Last week I was just OVER being on crutches and really focused in PT to get things done quickly, I iced it, I continued to baby it, and on Thursday I was officially released from crutching! DOUBLE YAY! I’m walking normally now, although still with the brace.
They also told me I could “moderately ride my bike”… AND SO I DID! :) Jake and I went for a 6.5 mile bike ride on Saturday afternoon, but kept it all relatively flat. I wore my brace, and the knee felt fine after the ride.
Sunday morning I got up and went for a ride myself and ended up with 8.7 miles, but around mile 6 I was feeling it… I over did it a bit, I’d say. I also mowed the yard when I got home too. :)
It felt so great to be outside, moving my body, being productive, sweating, and getting some fresh air. I’ve been diligent on my eating, as I started a 24 Day Challenge on Monday. I’m feeling great, healthy, and happy. I haven’t weighed during the challenge, but I’ll let you know how it’s looking at the end.
I’m hoping with the addition of biking into my routine that I’ll be able to strengthen the muscles even more and be back on my feet regularly in no time.