Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Still Not Running...YET

The IT band has healed. Finally. Taking it easy the last 10 days did the trick I guess. I don't know why I never thought of giving it THAT good of a rest before!!!

I was looking forward to a shorty run tomorrow with Runners Club but that is not to be. I saw a doctor this morning for some funky stuff that's been going on and got more questions than answers. I had a nerve conductor test this morning...can you say OUCH????? Well I can AND did. That test was not too fun. He stuck a needle into my legs pretty deep and then zapped my muscles. Yeah, good times. It was like a tazer. I'm guessing at this as I have never been tazered but I do watch COPS on occasion and those guys get tazered. I've never even been frisked. Am I missing out?????

I have been suspecting seizure activity for various reasons, so tomorrow he's doing an EEG. I used to have them, but it's been about 11 years since the last one. Seizures don't explain the leg and balance troubles (well, maybe the balance) but he seems like a smart guy. He'll figure it out. He's kinda cute too...LOL...he's very, very funny! He's checking out my spine in a couple weeks too. Soonest appointment for that is Jan 22nd. He said "You runners tend to squish your spines". Ewwwww, that gave me the willies! I should have told him I've only been running one year and the last 3 months wouldn't be counted as running really, but I didn't think to mention that. How squished can a spine get in one measly year?????

He didn't say not to run and I didn't ask if I could. So I'll be running as soon as I get the time. Looks like Thursday will be the day. I am also leaning toward just doing the Sarasota Half Marathon instead of the full.

We shall just have to wait and see. In the mean time, I got a kitchen to put some ladybugs in!!!!


Melanie said...

yikes, having had seizures and surgery as a result, i hope it's not that, and hope it's nothing serious! Take it easy. The tazer thing does NOT sound like fun at all, but certainly it helps if he's cute :) take care of yourself, and keep us posted!

Happy New Year!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

"You runners tend to squish your spines"

Pfftt! That's a pick-up line that's so cliché I'll almost be too embarrassed to use it the next time I hit the clubs.


Good luck with the tests. And the run!


joyRuN said...

Tazered without the frisk-down from Dr. Cutie? You did miss out!

Maybe when he checks your spine for squishiness ;)

Steve Stenzel said...

AHHH!! That needle and zap you spoke of sounds HORRIBLE!! Good luck getting your running back!!

Happy New Year!!

Steven Cohen said...

A cop friend of mine got tazed in training, and said it looks worse than it is, but I still wouldn't want to go through it! Good luck with your tests, and get back on the road soon!

Reluctant Runner said...

Hi, Kim. Just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading about your running (and family) adventures ... though the taser-test doesn't sound like much fun for you.

Take care and Happy New Year.

nwgdc said...

You know, you do look shorter than you did a couple weeks ago.

Don't worry...running may squish your spine temporarily, but it's healthier for your joints in the long run--I promise.

KimsRunning said...

Melanie...Thank you, I'm sure all is well. I'm just looking to get out of some housework...lol. J/K

GQ...I've heard ALL the lame pick up lines, I work in a sports bar.....LOL


Steve S...It was awful. Don't ever do it....lol

Steve C...I heard all the officers who have to ok to use a tazer have to GET tazered first just to know the feeling. I'd be saying NO to that!

Reluctant...Hi there! I'm gonna go check you out later! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Doc Nic...I have lost 2 inches actually! But I found that out before I ever started running. I'm leaning toward a pinched nerve. Whatcha think about that????....LOL

TinaGirl said...

I'm glad your IT band is healed but I would still do self message or foam rolling so it doesn't come bsck, Ive been going back and forth with problems since November and I'm starting to feel better now that I have a proactive regimine. I like your blog. YOUR SO FUNNY!