I’d like to think this will be one of the last blog posts I write about my knee, but I’m starting to realize that it’s a chronic pain – in this case for both me and you!
After 2 Osteo sessions, then 15 with the Physio, I went back to Dr. Samy to see what he had to say. After much digging and man-handling he said that I needed those shots. My first instinct was to strangle him, since I thought I knew that already, but the feeling quickly gave way to wanting to give him a hug. I did neither in the end, but I will be going back on Friday for my first of three big, long needles.
So, that’s good.
The bad news is that all this takes place 3 weeks before my first ‘event’ (or ‘race’, depending on how pedantic you are about these things), which is followed by 2 more in the next 2 weeks. I am woefully unprepared as it is, but now these shots will take me off the bike for 3 valuable days a week till they’re done, probably in the middle of April.
So Roan, if you need a domestique in the Héraultaise, I’m there for you, buddy 😉
21 thoughts on “First the Good News…”
Gerry, hope it gets better. Anne and I were literally speaking of how unprepared I am for the Heraultaise so I can be your domestique!
Misery loves company, so stick with me!
Not much to say Gerry but good luck on the knee!! I used to have a repeating niggle in the left knee but then I switched over to Rotor Q rings and my knee has been OK since. 🙂
Thanks, Bryan. It’s more of an irritant than anything debilitating…yet.
The real good news is you can’t lose now….if you have a bad race you can blame it on your knee and if you have a good race you have great bragging rights…either way, you win. BTW – I have the very same picture hanging up in my home gym.
How do you know me so well already?
Good luck with the shots.
Thanks. I hope they’re as magic as before.
Gerry: that’s a drag, but Rob put it nicely! Aren’t you happy you don’t have to train for HRA? (I am b/c I’d be way behind 🙂
Better now than next year, you’re right about that! Enjoy the ‘off-season’ in 2014…
Ah man, sorry Gerry. Get better soon. You are still fascinating, even if only ride in one-legged circles.
I appreciate that comment, Karen. I am forwarding it onto my wife, so she is aware of how great I am, too 😉
best for you! But Gerry, please find a good bikefitter who is also into insoles !! its worth time and money. If you need help: My bikefitter mind find one in his network
Actually, it hurts more to walk than to bike, Carsten!
ok, I had the same. hurts after riding, even at night. 20 min cycling. gone. muscle training for one muscle I cant say in english. and fitting. no more problems with knees. only burning feet after 5:50 hours…..
Burning feet…got that!
Sorry to hear the medical merry-go-round is still in motion for your knee. It doesn’t sound like there’s much actual science involved – just keep trying things until something works… Best of luck with the shots, anyway – as Rob says, you’ve got yourself an ideal excuse/brag combo now!
I think my Osteo told me that medicine is an art, not a science. I’m inclined to believe him now.
In one way, it’s good that there is at least something you can do about the knee. I hope the shots do their magic.
Thanks. I already feel a difference. By the way, I neglected to mention this in my ‘Nice’ post, but I was utterly beaten by their bike-hire system. Even booking ahead, I couldn’t get the thing to work. I think you had the same results?
I failed several times in Brussels. I haven’t tried in Nice yet — I should have asked that guy that rode one on Paris Robaix last year!