Is This The End?
10 months after the surgery to repair the meniscus tear in my left knee I still deal with issues of pain and swelling. Sometimes I think I was better with the tear intact. I had swelling but no pain and I was running long distances at a good clip - for me, that is.
I ran each leg of the Catskill Relay 2 to 3 minutes slower than my 2007 performance in similar weather condition and identical segments. In addition to running more slowly, I also had pain.
This is not the way it is supposed to be.
Yesterday I experienced a shooting burning pain in my toes, bad enough that it made me stop. Nerve issues now?
One thing that can be very frustrating is not finding a solution to the issues at hand. Not being able to have a promising treatment that will rid off the pain and the swelling and everything else that seems to be creeping on that knee.
I hear people say often "I can't run, I have bad knees" and honestly I felt if they wanted to run, they would run. I am beginning to wonder now.
Are my days numbered? will I be one of them telling runners on a treadmill "I used to run but I have bad knees"?
Maybe that is why I don't blog so much about running because I have nothing to say other than whine.
I rather drink wine.
2 years ago