Friday, February 15, 2013
So, the MRI results FINALLY came in last week and I have a partial tear in the PCL of my right knee. The last few weeks have been very depressing. I haven't been able to do much of anything because I can't get in to see the specialist until my insurance referral is cleared and they are taking their sweet time with it. Also, they accidentally sent my physiotherapy referral to a location in Walnut Creek which is about 12 hours north of me. Yes I live in the middle of nowhere, but no way am I driving that far! So now I have to start all over in the referral process to get in to the Physiotherapy Clinic in Barstow (still a 45 minute drive).
I have just been feeling like complete crap lately. I felt like I came blazing into 2013 all ready to kick this thing back into gear and then all hell broke loose. I am doing everything I can to keep my spirits up, but its not really working.
I guess the one positive thing that has come out of this year is that I have been promoted to Fresh Meat Coach on our Derby team. I am really excited about the opportunity. We've had 3 practices with me as coach. For now, I am having to ask for a lot of help to demonstrate skills. I haven't been given the all clear to skate, so I have to do a lot of talking and making handouts. I did throw my skates on this past Wednesday. I was able to skate laps, very carefully, for about 2 hours. I had my knee brace on under my pads. It didn't hurt to skate at all, but I am paying for it now. Everything hurts today. Feels like DOMS but I also thing I just over strained the PCL.
So, I haven't been on here, haven't been tracking, haven't been watching my weight. I'm back at 160 so my minor loss was moot. I don't know if or when I'll be back on here on a regular basis because frankly, all of this is just depressing as hell. But, it is what it is. I guess things could always be worse.