The Lovely Bones

Posted by martin.parnell |

Dr. Hanlon had wanted to see me today at 8.40am to talk about a rehab plan for the stress fracture. However, the first thing he did was check the leg. He received the full report last night and felt there might be a possible discrepancy between the findings and reality. The report indicated that the stress fracture was in the "mid left Tibia", he tested this area on the shin but there was no pain. The pain was actually lower down towards the ankle on the left side of the shin. He had carried out a lot of background work and wanted me to see Dr. Kelly Brett for a 2nd opinion. Dr. Brett operates out of the Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Calgary and has performed physician duties for the Calgary Flames and the Canadian Men's National Hockey Team.

I arrived at the Clinic at 2.30pm and was shown into his office at 2.45pm, right on time. His assistant checked my leg and asked me a bunch of questions then Dr. Brett came in. He had looked at the CD of the bone scan, that I had brought along, and agreed that there was definatelty bone activity along the skin. A stress fracture, probably not. He said that with all the activity in the last month and a half it was not surprising that the shins were lit up like "christmas trees" on the scan (my words, not his). He felt the issue was more a repetative strain injury to the muscle along the side of the shin. The course of action? figure out away to work around it. Time to crank up the Google search engine. I'm open to ideas. Maybe I should give Dr. Randolph Randolph a call!

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Quote of the Day

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle when the sun comes up you'd better be running".


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