I've tried to stay positive and patient while dealing with my latest injury. The difficulty increases exponentially each week, especially since this is not an injury that I can run through. Most injuries at least allow you to run a little (reduced mileage) and that is why this one is so frustrating.
With that being said, I have to trust the negative results on my latest tests should be interpreted as some sort of good news (nothing seriously wrong). Still searching for answers, I followed up with my doctor yesterday to review my MRI, and she actually had a slightly different take than the radiologist. She believes I probably tore/strained my oblique muscle (MRI showed fluid buildup in my right oblique).
It doesn't really change anything. Rest is still the medicine I need and reluctantly take each day, as patiently as I can.
Yesterday I did a 10 min test run on the treadmill. I ran generally pain free and stopped after 10 minutes. Progress I suppose. My side is sore today but at least this time it didn't hurt during the run. I see signs of improvement (ever so slight), but realistically know I probably have at least another 4 weeks of rest before I can even think about running.
For now I have plan and with that I can stay a bit more positive then I've been in the past.