Sunday, January 25, 2009

Worse than I thought



First, thank you for all of your kind comments on yesterday's post.

Unfortunately, I did not get good news at the hospital this morning. After a series of painful x-rays where I had to hold heavy jugs in my hands to 'open' the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, it was determined that I have a separated shoulder, or a disruption of the AC joint, which is where the the scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collar bone) come together. I will be seeing an orthopaedic specialist next Monday and until then, I am in a sling.

The good (?) news is, the doctor rated it a 2.5 out of 5, and typically surgery is only required for a level 5. It could be worse, right?

Interestingly, I seem to have placed first in my age group at the Robbie Burns 8K Road Race today. (I offered my bib to a [fast] friend.) Thanks to Marci for pointing that out!

Please keep the good vibes coming and hopefully I will be on the road again sooner rather than later.

40 comments:

BeachRunner said...

Dang! So sorry. Sending good vibes. You are right. It could have been worse. I am hoping you recover quickly.

Run Mommy said...

That is a bummer...I hope you start to feel better soon to maintain your crazy race schedule! Good luck!

yumke said...

Sending good vibes. Hope it doesn't derail your running plans

RoadBunner said...

Oh, no! But you're right, it could be worse. Healing vibes coming your way...

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Yikes! I'm sorry this has happened while your husband is out of town - it must be difficult to deal with this while he's not there to help out.

Best wishes for rapid healing. *hugs*

Road Warrior said...

Oh no! What a pain. You'll get through this and will probably go through some physical therapy. If there's a silver lining here, it really made my appreciate running even more.

Take care.

ShoreTurtle said...

Ouch! Good luck with your recovery!

Denise said...

I'm sorry! That sucks. Feel better soon.

Marci said...

Sending positive healing vibes your way. Do you at least get some time off work out of the deal?!

Sonia said...

ouch ouch ouch..... that sucks!! I see it could be worse but still sounds unpleasant. What else can you do to make it better??

RunningLaur said...

Now you have another number to worry about - working at bringing that 2.5 down to a 0. You're a runner, you can do it!

Melanie said...

sending healing vibes so that you heal quickly ... so so sorry.

lindsay said...

guess i should've caught up on my reading sooner...

so sorry to hear about it, but i'm glad it's not as bad as it could've been. hope it heals quicker than expected.

congrats on first place! :)

Blyfinn said...

Wow that's never good news. I hope it gets better soon.

littlesack said...

ugh, sorry to hear about the shoulder. Hope the doctor has good things to say. Keep us posted.

Heather said...

I'll be thinking of you - hope things get better soon, and the specialist has good news for you.

Robin said...

Oh Marlene!! Sorry to hear about your accident! Sounds like the first time I attempted skiing also! Sprained my knee pretty bad.

I hope it heals quickly... and I hope someone comes and shovels your driveway :)

Stacey said...

So sorry! Hope it heals FAST!

Laurel said...

OMG, that sucks! But I guess you're right, at least you don't need surgery.

Hope you heal up soon! Are you still in pain? Did they give you some decent pain meds?

aron said...

EEEK that is not fun :( hope it heels FAST!

J said...

Too bad about the shoulder - But I am glad it is not worse! I am sure you will heal fast and be back in action soon!

Vickie said...

Yes, I hope you're on the road again sooner rather than later.

Brian said...

Havent commented in a while because I was in your motherland! Quebec City is beautiful and friggin cold!! I will be catching up on older blogs so dont worry if I don comment . :-). hope you feel betetr!

Marcy said...

OMGosh chica! I'm just catching up with you! Wow! I'm so so sorry about the shoulder. What a freekin bummer :-(

joyRuN said...

Awww, shiz girl! I'm so sorry to hear that :( Take care of that shoulder.

tfh said...

I'm so sorry! You're in great shape so I hope that will translate into superspeedy healing that surprises even your docs.

Chic Runner said...

What a bummer, I'm sending all my good vibes and keeping you in my thoughts! Hope you are feeling back to your normal self soon!

Jess said...

Aw man, that sucks! Hope they gave you some good pain killers!

Amanda said...

Ouch, hope you heal up fast! And Congrats on your fast race:)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Hang tough Sunshine! Heal Fast!

Julianne said...

Oh no... Glad to hear that you don't need surgery though! I hope your recover sooooooon!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Add my good vibes to your list.

Katie said...

Cheers to a speedy recovery!

Lily on the Road said...

OH NO!! Please look after yourself, and get better soon!

(as for getting hurt xc skiing, yes, you're looking at her, cross country skiing can be dangerous, I broke ribs and did-in my entire rib cage),

Take great care of yourself...

The Happy Runner said...

Sending you lots and lots of good vibes! I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it gets better very soon!

Dean said...

Do *whatever* your physical therapist says./

- Dean
www.zerotoboston.com

Sarah said...

Marlene,
I'm a long time lurker (I found your blog through weddingbells) and wanted to de-lurk to send you good vibes. You really have been inspirational to me with your dedication and commitment to your running. Best of luck on a speedy recovery!

JenZen said...

OH NO!! Here's to a super, super, super speedy recovery!!!

X-Country2 said...

That's a legit injury. Hopefully you get all healed up soon.

Carly said...

Bummer! I am wishing you a speedy recovery.