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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Denial is a River in Egypt
I dropped the crutches after the weekend, relying on the knee brace for stability. The pain was still bad, but not crippling. At least not with plenty of Alleve on board.

Saw my ortho surgeon this morning and he confirmed the meniscal tears, but offered a round of intrarticular corticosteroids to see if/how long I can avoid arthroscopy. It's inevitable, and it may be sooner than later, but for now, numb is good. The pain relief was immediate and total. The knee feels a little weak, and it's still swollen, but I'm allowed to go back to the gym this weekend and I can focus on weights, Lifecycles, and swimming, and stay off the treadmill for now (not that I ever really used the treadmill for more than a brisk walk).

It remains to be seen whether or not I last a few months or a few weeks.
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