OMG yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay :)
So I just got off the phone with the Dr with the results of the MRI - no "real" damage.
I've got a ton of arthritis (which I knew, old news - obesity and all - WTG Cathy!) and evidence of some subluxation. She thinks when I landed the other day, the patella temporarily/partially dislocated - but as we know from x-ray, it is NOT dislocated, and MRI shows no soft tissue damage was done in the process! I think it underscores just how much better off I am than if I hadn't lost the weight, trained, etc...I think I'd have been in deep doo-doo otherwise.
So I asked her, "why can't I move it?!" She said because the swelling is so severe (caused by the temporary dislocation), and once the swelling reduces I'll return to full range of motion and the pain should subside accordingly. It is still stupidly swollen, really I can't believe how big it is ;) But better than last night...
So continuing to RICE and immobilize with the brace when I'm up and about. I've got the anti-inflammatories going on...just need to be careful, patient, and cautious for a few weeks as I return to normal ROM :))))
Can we say it again, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!"