On Thursday I had knee surgery to release my IT band. I've been in quite a bit of pain for the last two years. I had given up the idea of ever running again. Surgery was my only remaining option as I have seen three specialists (knee, back and hip), four physical therapists and two chiropractors. There have been numerous days where I wanted to give up. I was so sick of getting referrals, fighting with my evil insurance company, making appointments, missing work to go to the appointments, etc... I have done every physical therapy exercise known to man. I felt like the injury had taken over my life. I know Seth was sick of hearing about it. I was sick of talking about it.
I had never had surgery before and I was sort of freaked out. So, when I started to panic on Thursday, I pictured myself running along one of my favorite routes or I pictured myself doing a triathlon. It helped.
My doctor said the surgery went well and sent me home with several different kinds of pain meds, muscle relaxers and Tylenol. I was able to put weight on my bad leg right away. It was through the haze of pain meds that I watched the first of four St. Louis-Milwaukee games.
Randy Wolf went 6 1/3 innings, giving up just one run, a homer to Albert Pujols. The Brewers scored all four of their runs on home runs, as well. Prince, Casey McGehee and George Kottaras all went long to get the series off to a good start for the Crew. The Brewers have now won 8 of their last 11.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 1
Game played 7-1-10