So I spoke to Dr. Miracle Man Hands last night.
He had my MRI results. First of all, I love that guy and I love how anything he says feels somehow less terrible when it comes out of his mouth. I mean look at him… a precious face!
“So you have three things going on in the hip” is how he started the conversation. And then he proceeded to tell me these three things. None of which I like, by the way.
….partially torn labrum (which explains the sudden hip pain on the Cursed Silver Comet Trail)
….edema (brusing) in the hip bones (which is usually a pre-cursor to a stress fracture)
….tendonosis (“you mean tendonitis?”… “no, tendonosis.”)
So I caught my breath and listened to what came next.
“So, I know a few great orthopaedic surgeons….” [This was the part where I started saying, la la la la la la… Nope nope. Swim Bike Walk. Swim Bike Crawl. Swim Bike Roll. Swim Bike Rolling on the River… Big Wheels Keep on Turning… ]
So that’s where I am.
Then I called the orthopedist people, and they said things like, “Well, let’s see. We can see you on June 18th…”
—to which I start cackling.
“JUNE 18TH??? JUNE 18th??” More laughter.
Yeah, that’s timely. Just a few days before CDA…. yeah, let’s go get help then!!
So I’m laughing like a madwoman, and the woman then says, “Oh, good fortune! We have an opening on May 20th.”
And I just kept on cackling….