1st day of PT went well!  I need one of these ice cold water compression machines at home for after long runs!!!

My right leg muscles are so incredibly weak it’s just pathetic.  My leg and leg muscles vibrate like crazy when trying to do simple leg movements.   Some exercises I cannot control or flex my quad muscles, they are just dead, no brain to muscle connection.  I tell my muscle to flex and nothing happens, so strange.

9 weeks exactly to the thorn day.

1st day of PT went well! I need one of these ice cold water compression machines at home for after long runs!!!

My right leg muscles are so incredibly weak it’s just pathetic. My leg and leg muscles vibrate like crazy when trying to do simple leg movements. Some exercises I cannot control or flex my quad muscles, they are just dead, no brain to muscle connection. I tell my muscle to flex and nothing happens, so strange.

9 weeks exactly to the thorn day.

Hello Tumblr! It’s been eight weeks since I last ran my 10 1/2 miles.

I got my picc line taken out today so tomorrow I should be doing a push-up pull-up core workout

My knee still swollen and inflamed as you can see from the pics I got an ortho appointment later this week maybe I can start some PT

I’m in the worst shape I’ve been in in five years. I’ve done no workouts in eight weeks yikes!

A thorn like the two in the pic, can cost you up to $32,000. Hospital charged $32,000 for both surgeries, insurance approved and payed for. $25,653. My copayment: $40!!!

Still not very mobile. I can bend my leg /knee 110 degrees now! Walking limping around still. Inflammation has mostly gone down around knee.

I’m on iv antibiotics for a forth week making it a 28 day cycle. Nasty stuff.

I try and check in once and a while to check out your running post. Very jealous!

I’m stuck to this iv pole for 3 hours a day.  Only 7 more days to go!!!!

Good news is that the hair on my leg where they shaved it off for surgery is filling in!!!

I’m stuck to this iv pole for 3 hours a day. Only 7 more days to go!!!!

Good news is that the hair on my leg where they shaved it off for surgery is filling in!!!

I was at trail 5k race yesterday (one that I ran last year), limping around trying to ignore my knee pain.  My kidos ran in the 6 and under dash (about a 1/4 mile). Made me happy to see them in their first race ever, made me sad I couldn’t run with them.  

I can almost bend my leg/knee 90 degrees!!!  Pain still varies throughout the day.  Called a trama dr’s PA today and talked to him about my last 5 weeks, he’s supposed to send me info to make an appointment for a second opinion.  

Is a trama dr better for me than a sports medicine dr?  Not sure.  I don’t want to go to both.  Sports medicine drs I thought deal more with mcl/acl tears, which from my MRI, I don’t have.

Only 8 more days having to spend 3 hours a day stuck to my iv pole!

I was at trail 5k race yesterday (one that I ran last year), limping around trying to ignore my knee pain. My kidos ran in the 6 and under dash (about a 1/4 mile). Made me happy to see them in their first race ever, made me sad I couldn’t run with them.

I can almost bend my leg/knee 90 degrees!!! Pain still varies throughout the day. Called a trama dr’s PA today and talked to him about my last 5 weeks, he’s supposed to send me info to make an appointment for a second opinion.

Is a trama dr better for me than a sports medicine dr? Not sure. I don’t want to go to both. Sports medicine drs I thought deal more with mcl/acl tears, which from my MRI, I don’t have.

Only 8 more days having to spend 3 hours a day stuck to my iv pole!

I am home!  About to chug some probiotics!  I got to hang 5 iv antibiotic bags a day in my little personal iv pole for the next 14 days.

I’m doing well and in 0 pain now.

I can make it to the kitchen with my walker!  Life sucks when you got to use a walker to get around.  I feel broken.  Hopefully every day I will get a little stronger and more mobility out of my knee/leg.  

There’s still a lot of inflammation in my quad muscles with a lot of tightness that doesn’t allow my leg to bend very much right now.   

Doctors don’t really know what’s causing the inflammation.  Both ortho scopes/washouts cultures tests have come back negative for infection, yet infectious disease docs have me on iv antibiotics for 21 days total.

Their thought was some of the original antibiotics I was on 4 weeks ago for the skin infection bacteria suppressed the bacteria but didnt kill it.

So far, no bacteria has been found in knee joint which is good.  

CRP levels have skyrocketed from first ortho scope blood test to the second one.  All this really means is I have massive inflammation in me but doest say how/why.

I might end up seeing some new U of M docs.

Thanks for all your well wishes and comments on past posts!

I am home! About to chug some probiotics! I got to hang 5 iv antibiotic bags a day in my little personal iv pole for the next 14 days.

I’m doing well and in 0 pain now.

I can make it to the kitchen with my walker! Life sucks when you got to use a walker to get around. I feel broken. Hopefully every day I will get a little stronger and more mobility out of my knee/leg.

There’s still a lot of inflammation in my quad muscles with a lot of tightness that doesn’t allow my leg to bend very much right now.

Doctors don’t really know what’s causing the inflammation. Both ortho scopes/washouts cultures tests have come back negative for infection, yet infectious disease docs have me on iv antibiotics for 21 days total.

Their thought was some of the original antibiotics I was on 4 weeks ago for the skin infection bacteria suppressed the bacteria but didnt kill it.

So far, no bacteria has been found in knee joint which is good.

CRP levels have skyrocketed from first ortho scope blood test to the second one. All this really means is I have massive inflammation in me but doest say how/why.

I might end up seeing some new U of M docs.

Thanks for all your well wishes and comments on past posts!

Happy 4th from the hospital!  Been here 3 nights 4 days so far.   This has been my 4th trip to this hospital.  Next one is to Ann Arbor mi if needed in a week or so.

Had a 2nd ortho scope and washout done on Wednesday and me and my walker are new best friends!

Drs here are sort of officially done with me, if I still have crazy pain and can’t walk, time for a new set of drs.

Eating me a cheeseburger on the 4th!

Have a beer for me!

Happy 4th from the hospital! Been here 3 nights 4 days so far. This has been my 4th trip to this hospital. Next one is to Ann Arbor mi if needed in a week or so.

Had a 2nd ortho scope and washout done on Wednesday and me and my walker are new best friends!

Drs here are sort of officially done with me, if I still have crazy pain and can’t walk, time for a new set of drs.

Eating me a cheeseburger on the 4th!

Have a beer for me!

Lots of pain. Lots of pain meds. I feel sick all day long, been waking up at 3:00 am with the sweats, dry heaving and puking. My body doesn’t like the antibiotics I’m on.

Lots of pain. Lots of pain meds. I feel sick all day long, been waking up at 3:00 am with the sweats, dry heaving and puking. My body doesn’t like the antibiotics I’m on.

Picc

The point of the picc is that I can hopefully get this horrible nightmare hospital and I’ll have to go to infectious disease dr office either 1 or 2 times a day for liquid antibiotics for 21 days. Cultures aren’t fully grown yet, so he can’t pick a specific antibiotic to target infection bacteria in knee.

Knee joint is a hard spot for antibiotics to get to. IV antibiotics work much better than oral. Picc line can be in me for 50 days if needed. My previous 10 day cycle of oral antibiotics just suppressed knee joint bacteria infection and didn’t kill it.

That’s what there hoping. That’s the scary part.

Also, small chance of muscle damage due to my quads being inflamed and swollen for so long :(