Time To Get Comfy

My knee has been getting no better really since I hurt it on Friday, so today I did as I told myself I would do, and went to see the doctor after work. Naturally I’ve been looking up knee injuries online and know the full horror of what it could be, I just wanted to know for sure. The good news is that it doesn’t look like it’s anything which will require surgery. I knew it wasn’t ACL, my worries were more MCL or meniscus damage as that’s exactly where the pain is. After being prodded, pulled, twisted and generally manipulated, the concensus is that I have sprained and strained several tendons and possibly ligaments down the outside of my knee. The bad news as such, is that the only thing I can do is rest it and let it heal, and so I’ve been told to stop all training immediately, and to stay that way for at least the next two, possibly three weeks.

The longest I’ve had to go without any training at all in the past has been about a week, so to be told that effectively I might not be doing anything – Tang Soo Do, Kickboxing, running, swimming, etc. – until July is a tough blow to take. Training has been my one outlet lately, my one little escape from everything, and now it’s been taken away from me. Needless to say, after this news, sleeping about 4 hours a night for the last 5 or 6 days, and being in constant pain, I’m not in the best of spirits at the moment.

Still, that’s enough of the melodrama and self-pity, I’ll get better. I’m a lot luckier than some people with knee injuries I know. I’m just going to have to find other things to occupy my time for the foreseeable future. I’m not sure I can face going to training for the next 10-15 sessions and just sitting and watching every time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m only to happy to learn from the sidelines and help out with pads and suchlike, but it’s hideously demoralising, and I could do without it.

Murphy had his boosters yesterday without so much as a yelp, so we went for a celebratory walk limp around the woods after. The vet said he’s about the perfect size and weight, his umbilical hernia is fine, and perhaps the best news of all, he doesn’t need to lose his nuts!

I’m signing off with this today, I think I’ve posted it before but I love it and so you have to listen to it too! (well, you do if you like me and click the ‘play’ button).

I Was A Cub Scout – Pink Squares

6 Responses

  1. Maryellen says:

    Hope your knee heals with rapid speed. I got my green belt this evening.

  2. That really sucks Adam. I’m at least relieved though, that it won’t require surgery. Do what the doctor says and rest. That’s the best thing for you.

    I also know just what you mean about being sidelined. Watching is a special kind of torture and I prefer not to, to be perfectly honest. Every once in a while it’s o.k., but more often, it feels like a slap in the face. Time to catch up on some movies, TV, or a good book.

  3. adam says:

    Heh I can always tell when you’ve plugged me, there’s a traffic spike here!

    And TBH, f**k the Redwings…..

    Thanks for the good wishes, nice to see new people.

  4. someone says:

    That really sucks about the knee, so does missing training. Hope it gets sorted soon.

  5. Sidelined says:

    I feel your pain, as someone completely sidelined due to a martial arts knee injury :( Hope you feel better soon!

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