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Jessica D. Patient Expert

Trail Runner, outdoor junkee, traveler, Indie Filmmaker, Writer, Lover of life and people and open heart surgery veteran.
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No Surgery? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I saw another doctor today.  An orthopedic surgeon.  You know - the type of guy who loves to cut into knees?  He told me he doesn't think I need surgery.  At leas ... Read on »
Triple Play Part 2 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I got the report and the film from my MRI.  I'm no doctor so most of it doesn't make sense.  I plan to ask lots of questions though (starting tomorrow at ... Read on »
Ahhh Portland... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While I'm currently confined to very little outdoor activity - at least I'm not missing any good weather.  Welcome to Portland, OR:   Seriously Portlan ... Read on »
Triple Play by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have appointment with 3 surgeons to get their opinions.  One is the team doctor for the Portland Beavers (San Diego minor league baseball club here in Portlan ... Read on »
Where'e My Kneecap? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I read that a lot of people with ACL injuries have such swelling around their knee that their kneecaps disappear.  I was happy that my knee was not that swollen ... Read on »
Recovery Blog by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, this isn't going to be much of a running blog for a while.  Like it has been much this year anyway - hah!  Seriously though, I'm out running a minimum of ... Read on »
Second and Third Opinions by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While I haven't ruled out "natural" healing and a non surgical response to my injury, I am going to consult with a couple surgeons and get their opinion.  When ... Read on »
Tear it Up by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So my knee is torn up.  Quite literally.  My softball injury has led to my MCL being fully torn and my ACL being partially torn.  Common  medical wisdom is t ... Read on »
First Knee Injury Ever by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've never had a substantial knee injury.  Ever.  From running, baseball, softball, skiing, other sports, etc.  Yesterday was good softball day.. right up until ... Read on »
3 Miles + 20K by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I put out the question - "Should I run the 10K or 20K in two weeks, considering I've only ran 14 miles in the past 30 days?"  I received a whopping 2 ... Read on »
Harding Hustle 30K by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like trail running but don't want to run an ultra and still want to run in a beautiful place?  Or do you want to try out trail running? Then the Harding H ... Read on »
Softball Blog? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I feel like that's the tile of my blog lately.  Very little running.  Lots of softball.  I did try to run last week on Thursday.  I put in 3 miles but my back f ... Read on »
Haiku Tuesday (AKA not much to say) by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back feeling Better I may run again Thursday Injuries suck bad   Read on »
Down and Out by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Again. Yes again.  I've had it.  Time to start hitting the gym and doing some cross training.  Christina and I are going to sign up for a gym down the street an ... Read on »
O-fer by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As in O-fer 6 and O-fer 2.  I haven't run in over a week.  It's been one incident after another this year it seems!  I have been playing softball and Sunday we ... Read on »
Profiling People with Foursquare by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been thinking a lot lately about online privacy and sites such as FourSquare (which I use).  Many of you may not know what FourSquare is exactly so a brief ... Read on »
Mixing Pleasure with Pleasure by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So I'm learning to mix my running with my softball.  Not a simple challenge to stay strong for softball and pick up my mileage while training for a marathon w ... Read on »
Corneal Edema & Flat Marathon by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Something I never much experienced until doing longish runs in the cold here in Portland - blurry vision.  I haven't been to the eye doctor in a while and plan ... Read on »
x2 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunshine and low 60s two days in a row?  Could it be spring is finally arriving in the PNW?  It's slow to come and we sure aren't out of the rain yet but it's g ... Read on »
The Girls of Summer have Arrived! by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While I haven't been doing a lot of running lately (hip injury), I have been playing some softball - which is funny since it's what got me injured in the first ... Read on »