Osteochondritis Dissecans & DeNovo NT

I have a joint condition in my knees called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD). In very non-technical terms, not enough blood gets to the bottom of my femur bone (medial femoral condryle) so the cartilage gets weak and cracks off.

In February 2011, I saw an orthopedic doctor in Denver after feeling my knee pop in a bad way one afternoon. I’m blogging about my experience with this round of OCD – from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. I’ve had 2 knee surgeries recently (Oct 2011, December 2011) and am back on both feet, feeling great! I am going farther and doing more than I ever thought I could before.

Some key moments in this journey include:

What is Osteochondritis Dissecans?

Bad news from the doctor – right knee diagnosis

Real MRI images of right and left knees

My Treatment Options

Right Knee Surgery & Off Crutches

Left Knee Surgery & Off Crutches

First Attempt at A ‘Real’ Run

Emotional posts: Surgery Weight Gain & Meltdown, Emotionalism at Yoga, Not Taking My Body For Granted, Starting Over

 

Below, you’ll find all posts relating to my knees / Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Square Top Mountain & Mt. Wilcox: A Hike With Sierra Trading Post

(All photos are my own unless noted in the photo caption) I was up before the sun on Saturday morning as I practically jumped out of bed, excited to drive my new car to Guanella Pass and hike with my … Continue reading

Fitness: Garden of the Gods 10 Miler…The Race That Wasn’t

In the past few years, my mom has coined a term that describes a type of moment unique to her – and as I’m growing up, me too. They’re called ‘Sandy Moments.’ They’re like foot-in-mouth moments, act-before-you-think moments, not-reading-the-instructions-before-getting-started moments. … Continue reading