The Music of the Cylinders

I had an IRM of my knee yesterday. Funny how you lie there with your leg inside this massive cylinder and there is this sound of pump-pump-click-pump-pump-click of the hydraulic system like a techno backbeat. Then the whole machine starts to grind and groan at different tonalities and volumes but mostly deafening – thank goodness for the earplugs that were provided! It is a unique experience really. I just let my mind go for the ten minutes imagining it was some sort of music of the spheres of our modern world. I was brought back to reality by the voice of my kid timidly saying “Papa” over the PA from the control room.

Unfortunately, the prognosis was a fractured meniscus and 3 months with no running. I’ll get a second opinion but the radiologist said that surgery to remove the busted piece would just create more problems 15-20 years later…sucks in any case for my marathon.

The cause was most likely age and perhaps pushing the training a little hard. I was trying to do either biking, swimming or running 5 to 6 days per week. I guess my body is telling me that I need to lay off a bit. But I don’t wanna. No, I don’t have a choice. Doc says I can continue biking and swimming though…



About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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