I visited my Physio yesterday, he found a Bakers cyst the size of a soft pea at the back of my knee, and said that it most likely was pressing on a nerve. Hence the type of pain I experience, especially at night. He suggested aspiration was the way to go and that would relive the pressure on the nerve. This takes place whilst using ultra sound at the same time so that the exact place is reached with a needle.
I went to the Dr's this morning, different one, younger, definitely the 'don't mess with me' type, 'I know it all, and you know nothing'! She had cloth ears to the word private. She said that they wouldn't aspirate a cyst the size of a pea and it would settle down. But she did offer an x ray and an ultra sound.
I have had an X-ray, They can't do the ultra sound today. The X-ray is bound to show wear and tear, after all I am 70+yrs. But to what degree we shall see.
Not feeling great about it, but there is an improvement each day and that it is what I am hanging on to.
The conditions for your last run sounds absolutely DIABOLICAL, you are made of tough stuff. I hear that there has been a weeks worth of rain,somewhere in Wales, over the last 24 hours.
Hello. What a pity you had such unpleasant conditions for your Welsh holiday. I love Tenby and the surrounding area. I see you are getting right back into you're training again.
You are training consistently and well.
I think the 3 hours gardening to which the article refers to is your sort of gardening, not mine! I don't think 3 hours of kneeling gardening would qualify!
With regards to chasing down the railway track. We would have done so too, if we could have got out, as a result of doing so. however, all the large metal gates were well locked with padlocks and barbed wire at the top of the metal fences.
I did enjoy reading your 'happy' post. Your 10k race is certainly a large race, have you done it before. Do you anticipate getting held up at the start of the race?
You didn't mention if you decided to do 4 or 5 miles!
I wonder if you had the torrential rain we experienced last evening for your hash session?
The weather at the moment is very reminiscence of how it was a year ago. Rather a depressing thought if it carries on in the same way.
My news is that there has been an improvement in my knee. Wearing my compression tights helped big time. I drove 5 miles x 2 yesterday. Not very far, but a start. I think I am going to risk my hours drive to my Physio tomorrow. If I have to stop and return because I feel I can't make it I shall just have to send a cheque for a missed appointment.
Yes I was wearing a posh frock, not a long one though.
. I did make a visit to the Dr's this morning, he wasn't too sure what was going on with my knee, but whatever, he advised rest and quad exercises, plus a compression bandage. Seeing that you wore your tights this morning, made me remember that I have some and would be good to wear right now. If it doesn't clear up go back in about 3 weeks time for some investigation. I have done one of the quad exercises he recommended, the straight leg raise. I can do do this better with my injured leg than my other!! He did say that there may be some wear and tear issues involved, not pleasant to hear! But of course I had thought about that myself too. An x ray would show that, do I really want to know! Oh yes, he wasn't keen to aspirated any fluid because of of the risk of infection being introduced. I agreed with him over that.
I like both of your new words.
I am sure that you will manage the 10 miles.