||[Aug. 29th, 2005|10:05 pm]
The Question Club
I have a knee injury from four years ago that nobody's been able to figure out. I was sent to a specialist when it happened and was told it was fine, but when I run it gives out. I'm taking a gym class this semester in college (it's required) and I'm going to have a lot of running to do. I went back to the doctor today to have it reevaluated and they still can't figure out what's wrong, so I've been scheduled to have an MRI done on the 9th and see *another* orthopedist on the 14th. My coach will not take anything short of an act of Congress to get me out of running, and if my doctor says I can't run, he might just put me in an adaptive class or whatever. (And I thought I dealt with some anal teachers in high school. :P )
I'm going to try to talk to him tomorrow and explain the situation, but from when I talked to him on Friday, he doesn't seem like a very understanding character at all. (As soon as I said "I have a knee injury" he told me to go get it reevaluated and get a writeup of what I can't do. A bit touchy if you ask me.) The last day to drop classes is this Friday the 2nd.
So I can...
a) try to talk to him tomorrow and tell him I'm going to have to wing it until I can get this looked at by another specialist
b) try to be rational with him (ie, try to get more than five words out of my mouth before he starts assuming things and finishing my sentences), explain the situation, and ask him if I should drop the class
c) drop the class regardless in hopes that I'll be able to find out what's wrong with my knee and spend some time in physical therapy to get stronger so I can eventually run a mile and pass the class
d) switch this class out for a swimming class, even though I'll still have to take the gym class at some point
or e) suck it up, run a couple miles, and end up in surgery a week later
What should I do?