The doctor walked in with his clipboard and gave me a looked that assured me something wasn’t right. He asked:
“Would you like the good news or the bad news first.”
Oh no there it was I knew for sure whatever he had to say, I was not going to want to hear it. I was so scared to hear anything but eventually told him that he could choose. He looked at his clipboard then back and me smiled and said:
“Good news, you didn’t tear your meniscus, but….”
WHAT THE HECK!!!! Could he make my life any more difficult. He must have been amused by the agony he was giving me in not just telling me straight out. Maybe I should have said just give me the bad news and spare me the good. He smiled and I knew at this point that he was in fact enjoying my anticipation. Finally he continued:
“your MRI showed that your iliotibial band is really inflamed and that can mimic a tear in the meniscus which is why you are in so much pain.”
My what?? After he explained this to me, he then told me that it would not sideline me and that I could do as much as the pain would allow me to do. I was prescribed meds to get rid of the inflammation and released to practice. After all of that I was relieved to know that it wasn’t as serious as it could have been. It still gives me problems today but I still laugh at how nervous I was to hear the doctors results. 🙂
This was the end of my story for the weekly writing challenge.