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Update

Push-ups 73
Sit-ups 77
Pull-ups 16

Numbers are down from the past two weeks, I have some work to do.

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Kaleb, continue to heal and keep us updated on your progress. Never, never quit!
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School is still in high gear right now but recently I have gotten in a few more workouts. My knee is doing much better but is still not back to normal, therefore I have not been able to run yet. It has been almost 8 months so I am not sure where my 2 mile time will be; there is a good possibility it will be slower than 14 minutes. I will update with a PT test (minus the run) this week, hopefully by Wednesday.

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Make sure you are rehabbing completely before running a 2 mile timed event. Last thing you need to do is re-injure yourself or hurt something else.
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention, I will take that to heart. The reason it is still a problem is because I did not give it proper time to heal the first time, hoping I finally learned my lesson.

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Push-ups 80
Sit-ups 82
Pull-ups 17

My current goals are to reach 20 chin-ups by the end of January, gain strength back in my legs and read through more of the Letters from School thread.

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Sounds good, what are you doing to recover from your injury? Are you able to see a Physical trainer or anything like that?
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Ranger Disinfertention, I am doing what I can to recover based on the information I can find. In June the doctors said it is Hoffa's Disease, which is basically the fat pad under the patella getting pinched and swelling up, based upon MRI and X-ray scans. I was not given much advice besides ice and avoid running/impact. After hours of research there does not seem to be much I can do besides that, I have yet to find a general recovery timeline and it does not look like there are PT exercises that I can do to assist in recovery. I am currently icing about four times a week (I should ice more), avoiding exercises that can aggravate my knee, and stretching occasionally. I will be seeing a different doctor over winter break when I am back home and hopefully he can offer some advice. In severe cases surgery is an option but considering it does not hurt much anymore I am hoping to avoid that and recover naturally if at all possible.

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Thanks for typing that out Kaleb. Doesn't sound like you have a lot of good options besides rest like what you are doing. I read a quick blurb about it but I couldn't find out if it was permanent or if once treated it should go away? I'm guessing you are prone to get it but I think the big thing is ensuring it doesn't come back especially once you start training again.
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Kaleb, I think you need to find another physician and get a second opinion. Never, never quit!
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Push-ups 75
Sit-ups 83
Pull-ups 18
I am now in the next age category and should be getting at least 75 push-ups. This means I missed the standard that I was hoping to hit.

Ranger Disinfertention, if I understand correctly it can occur either from an impact (which I beleive is what happened in my case) or from from posture related issues such as tight hamstrings; but as far as reoccurance goes, I am unclear on the likelihood. Ranger Jim, I took your advice and scheduled an appointment with a different doctor next week to see if he can bring a new perspective. Really hoping he can answer some questions so I know when I am cleared to start running and lifting again.

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Hey Kaleb,

Glad you are getting checked out again like Ranger Jim mentioned. Let us know how that turns out.
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Just realized that is mistyped how many push-ups I did in my last update. I actually did 73 push-ups and my goal was no less than 75. Sorry for the mistake, I will be more cautious from here on out.

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Another typo... I really need to concentrate on the attention to detail aspect of life.

Rangers, I will do an extra 200 pushups tomorrow on top of the exercises you would like to assign for my carelessness.

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I didn't catch your "another typo". Always be critical of yourself. You should be your hardest judge.
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