orthopedic

Castaway

See that face? That’s the face of a girl with no more cast and a new dress form the thrift store. A sleeveless dress that I actually got to wear in November because it was close to 80 degrees today!

Loft dress

Cue the happy dance! I went to my follow-up appointment with an orthopedic doctor for my hand and he said he thinks my bone is just severely bruised.

He said I could have my hand in a splint or just have it bare as long as I take it easy. So, I’m a castaway! That thing went straight in the garbage ūüėČ I’m definitely still in some pain, but so excited to be free!

Sadie says hello!

Toddler in skirtall

She was enjoying being barefoot when I took this picture. The poor girl has been having a tough week so far. She has been fussy and clingy I can’t figure out if she’s getting her two-year molars, has an ear infection, or is just feeling off. Poor gal.¬†

Is anyone else getting super excited for Thanksgiving? Now that we’re in the double digits of November I’m in Thanksgiving mode! We’re going to have a family Thanksgiving night with just Jimmy, Sadie, and I the week before the actual holiday and I can’t wait.¬†

Are there any recipes that you make for Thanksgiving or fall in general? I’d love to hear about them!¬†

Here are a few of my favorites:

Honest knee injury update

Every doctor I go to for my knee¬†basically¬†says i’m fine and that my knee is okay to run on. If the doctors I see keep telling me that it is fine to run on my knee- why do I keep hesitating? Why am I not running?

I’m beginning to think that my injury is mental. Maybe i’m burned out? Maybe i’m a baby about pain. Maybe I don’t want to be serious about running. I don’t know!

Yesterday I went to my regular orthopedic doctor and he checked out my MRI

¬†He said I have¬†patella femoral¬†syndrome or¬†tendinitis¬†in my knee. I have taken over 2 weeks off but he said I honestly can run when ever I want. I don’t know how to explain that I just want to run without any pain. I can’t remember what it feels like!¬†I fell in love with running in high school and it is kind of sad to not be able to do something that I really enjoy.

So the doc gave me a perscription cream to rub on my knee 4x a day.

If this doesn’t seem to help me i’m going to get a much debated medical procedure done. It is called “platelet rich plasma therapy.”

Basically, I get blood drawn and then the platelets get seperated from my blood by a special process. Because the platelets are “healing” I will get those injected with a 5 inch needle into my knee to heal it.

Yeahh. *gulp* I’m hoping this cream and more rest will help. This procedure is very new and very much debated because no one really knows if it works for all injuries. The Pittsburgh Steeler’s Heinz Ward had this done on a pulled tendon and he¬†healed¬†quickly.

So.. i’ll see how everything works out because this procedure seems sketchy to me + it is expensive.

Do you ever feel like an injury can be more mental than physical?

WHat do you think of platelet rich plasma therapy?!