A month ago I went to the physio. I had been running one endurance run every week with a buddy. I loved running 20+ km every week, but it took its toll. I was having huge pains days after each run, and I felt like Glokta, with stairs as my biggest enemy (niche reference). The physio said that I probably had fluid in my quadriceps, but wanted to send me to a doctor for further checkups. At that time the circumference of my left thigh was 4 cm bigger than the right, but my right was noticeably stronger.
Time went, and I didn't get an appointment. They had forgot to forward my request for an appointment. During the waiting period I minimized the amount of running (especially long distance running), continued to build muscles (especially in the legs) and kept everything else as it had been.
After a little nudge I got them to forward the request and shortly after I got summoned to get an ultrasound of my thigh. After being measured and doing the ultrasound it is clear that there is much less fluid in my leg now than a month ago (only 1.5 cm bigger). There can be several reasons for this, but hopefully my leg is just healing and getting stronger after I adapted my workouts.
I for one is very happy. Not l only do I get the chance to go skiing during the Christmas holidays, but I also see the fruits of my labor. My focus on building up my strength a bit at the time has helped, and hopefully it will continue to help until the injury is gone.