A Cultured Life…

…stumbling through life with two beautiful daughters – often tripping, sometimes running!!

Now the knee….

on March 10, 2012

A torn hip ligament, a broken elbow, a torn shoulder, now the knee. I am not sure what comes to mind on reading this litany, but I have just about had it!! Since April 2010, I have been dealing with all of the above, in the order given. Just as I thought the shoulder was healing, and perhaps, just perhaps I could get back to running, I found myself hobbling on one foot, unable to bear any weight on my right leg.

My right knee was killing me.

My friend and fertility specialist, Dr Madhuri suggested an Ortho that I could go see. The ortho, Dr. Sudhir Pai gave me the welcome news that all six ligaments are in good condition. Hallelujah This meant I could run whenever my shoulder felt it could handle the running. The cause of the pain is calcification behind the patella (commonly known as the knee cap). The patella is the single most important bone in the leg connected to all kinds of ligaments and muscles in the back and front of the leg and plays a huge role in walking, running, jumping, skipping, climbing, bending or carries a heavy load. The presciption: Simple exercises to strengthen the quadriceps which are the four muscles on the front of the thighs.

All this while – the my brain maze is just thinking about running. I want to get back to running – the 4.30 am alarm, the pounding of the pavement, the soft trails under my feet, the sweat soaking my shirt, the camaraderie of my running group, the unabashed gluttony at breakfast.

I have missed it. All of it.

 

wake the pounding of the pavement

I was

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