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