08 January 2008

Note From the Doctor

Dear Scott,

Hi, I am your doctor. I just wanted to tell you that you're pretty awesome and thanks so much for choosing me. Doctors aren't usually flattered, but I must admit I was blushing a bit to know that you picked me.

First of all, did I mention you were awesome?

Secondarily, about that knee thing of yours - don't worry about it. You're so awesome that you'll be fine.

Thirdily, here's a list of all the drugs you need to take just to make sure the knee is "really" okay. (Know what I mean? wink wink)

Fourdly, no matter how good your knee is feeling I advise you to take it easy with your running for a year or so. Why so long? Our practice requires us to advise patients on the ridiculously conservative side so we don't get sued.

In conclusion, you're without a doubt the coolest cat I've had as a patient in a really long time.

With a warm heart (and warm hands),

Your Doctor


Stretch your hammies, take A LOT more ibuprofen than you're taking now, and try some inserts - you have relatively high arches.


He basically confirmed what I've been assuming for the past few weeks. Runner's knee. He said I should start taking 12 ibuprofens a day (or 4 Alleve) to really work o
n the inflammation. A couple/few a day wasn't enough. I'll try out some inserts to see about the semi-high arches that I just found out I had.

So overall very pleasing news. He said it wasn't even necessary to get into the x-ray/MRI stage. He had me do a bunch of motions and flexes and squatting and doctory sort of stuff and was sure there was no knee damage.

I'll continue to rest and this weekend I'll go out for a stroll to see if the Alleve-overdosing is helping. If my one mile jog on Saturday feels good then I think I'll be safe for thirty or so mile on Sunday. Right? ;)

Keep running! I'll be out there soon.



  1. Scott, how did that doctor know in such a short time that you are so awesome? MOM

  2. Whew, for you! Good news!

  3. Wow, cool doc you've got. Mine never sent me a note like that!

  4. Great news! I can definitely vouch for replacing the insoles in running shoes with something better! I {heart} my superfeet.

  5. I want your doctor!

    Great news on the knee. You'll be out there tearing it up in no time.

  6. Yeah! Good news. Doctors can be cool sometimes.

  7. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! Did he still make you pay the copay even being so awesome?

  8. Good luck with that! It took me thirteen years to find a doctor who didn't say "don't run". In the ned I had to change how I ran (and get an operation) to fix it.

  9. LOL Lisa, nah Scott got that shiz fo free for being so awesome ;-)

    That's fantastic news homie!

  10. Nice doc, man! See you back...soon!

  11. What an awesome doctor. I think he may have a bit of a crush on you!

  12. Nemster - be careful with all the ibu. That's a lot for your stomach. There is an alternative if you start to have stomach issues (I could be accused of shameless marketing but I'm really just concerned for your well being) :D

    I have supercharged powersteps that are finally making a difference. Good luck finding just the right ones for your awesome feet.

  13. Either your doctor has a crush on you or you have been taking something other than Alleve before going to see him. ;-)

    Glad to hear that the knee isn't anything worse. Hopefully you will be back at it soon enough.

  14. Great New Scott, glad to hear that you will be back out on the road with us. How much extra does he charge for the letters? :0


  15. Scott, I'm friend's with jen...anyway maybe you could pick up a few spinning classes (indoor cycling)...i teach a couple at NIAC in Moscow or you could go elsewhere.
    This way you could get range of motion without the impact. I have had a few injuries and it is the only way I keep my sanity.
    Sorry to hear about your knee.
    Do you cross train much?

  16. That's a good idea! You should just test it out by signing up for a 50k and letting loose out on the trails :) What fun that would be! On the serious side...oh wait, I am being serious. Don't listen to me. Really!

  17. Great to hear its good news. Good luck with it.

  18. That diagnosis could be for me. I have the same issues. Well, except for the awesome part.