Sunday, March 28, 2010

Doctor Visit

As promised, I went to the doctor on Friday morning. I am certainly the stereotypical guy and crush beer cans on my head... ummmm ....try to mask farts by coughing don't like going to the doctor - at all. I'll normally try to "wait things out" as much as possible before I go. Yes, I know shame on me. The really crappy part is that I have to put up with the doctor rolling his eyes when I answer the question: "How long ago did your injury occur?" "Uhh, three and a half weeks" FML

When did Doogie Howser get buff? I remember him being the nerdy kid doctor - if he can get buff, there is still hope for me! While at the appointment, the doctor had me do all sorts of bends, stretches, and jumps; ultimately deciding to grab some x-rays. Initially when I was describing my symptoms (pain after my run, bruising on my foot, pain that is now nonexistent while walking) he thought that it was a severe case of tendinitis. However, when he looked at the x-rays there was a bit of stress fx healing present - which may have been a blur on the film. So, I have an appt to get an MRI on Monday to confirm or deny a stress fx.

I've never had an MRI, so I am really hoping for some sort of super powers after all of the magnetic energy coursing through my body. I mean, even just a little x-ray vision would be appreciated, help pass the time while I am not running.

Either way, it sounds like I am going to be a non-runner for at least two more weeks. All the more reason to continue to hit the bike hard. So, on Saturday I did my best to do a little speed work on the bike. I biked 15 miles overall, but every other mile I would essentially go hard and fast. My "slow" miles were ~15 mph and my fast averaged 21 mph. Not sure if that speed is 100% good, but it sure kicked my ass, so that is nice.

13 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Wow, Doogie is looking pretty darn good these days:)

Sorry to hear about a possible stress fracture in your foot:( Hopefully everything will be fine and the MRI will be unremarkable. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Nice work on the bike rides...keep it up:)

Pam F. said...

Man, that sucks that you're still sidelined. Hopefully you'll get your answers soon.

Pat said...

Doogies gone from being just a young doc to a man we all wish to be on "How I met your mother".

Ace said...

Yeah well, for me a "Doogie Howser M.D." still refers to a massive deposit in the porcelain throne. ;)
Hope the foot heals quickly...

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Okay so there is definitely a resemblance between your profile pic and NPH.

Maybe that will cheer you up while you anxiously await your return to running. Hope its a negative on the stress fx!

Can't believe that Dr rolled his eyes at you. Don't they realize with behavior like that it's not making people want to come in any earlier?!

kilax said...

I hope they can figure out what the problem is from the MRI. Your commitment to the bike is inspiring!

EZEthan said...

Seems to me you should have waited another couple weeks before seeing the doctor... that way, if it was a stress fracture it would be pretty much healed by then and you wouldn't need the MRI

The Sean said...

Bummer Adam... good on you for hitting the bike. Your lungs will thank you in a month:)

I think Doogie went through puberty at some point after obtaining his medical license.

Psyche said...

It's kind of an uncommon place on the foot for a stress fracture, so perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised to find yourself cleared to run?!?! Hope so, anyways:)

Hot Doogie. My mind says no, but my body says YES!

RunnuRMark said...

Doogie got jealous of Carrot Top, so he had to hit the weights.

Good luck w/ the MRI. SURELY it has to give you some sort of super powers. Got my fingers crossed for ya.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Being sidelined for a little longer really sucks. Keep the chin up, and nice biking.

Jamoosh said...

MRIs make your penis shrink.

Bob Hazen said...

Even with the small fracture - they'll treat it like tendonitis. Rest and keep off your foot.

To get buff - go out and buy the P90x tapes you cheepo.

Get well soon