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I twisted my knee at TKD on Monday night. I came down badly from a flying kick, and I knew as soon as I landed that something went wrong. I heard/felt a "pop", and that's one of the things that can signify bad, bad things happening in a joint. Oh yeah, and it hurt. I went down, and my very wonderful, responsible, sweet classmates (and their parents, when relevant) started running around getting ice and calling an ambulance and fetching my husband. It turns out it wasn't nearly as bad as I was afraid; when the doctor in the ER tried to make it move in any of the unnatural ways that indicate torn ligaments, it was solid (didn't move), so that's a huge, huge blessing. I'm on crutches currently, but it's probably going to be a matter of a week or two, rather than the months (and likely surgery) that a torn ligament leads to.

So I'm sick to death of the crutches already (my hands hurt), and cranky and fidgety as all get out at being inactive and slow and dependent, but I'm trying to not be too whiney and grumpy, because it could have been much worse. I just have to remind myself of that multiple times every day. ;)

Date: 2006-09-13 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squirrelhaven.livejournal.com
Oh, man, I am so sorry. You have my full sympathy -- with the crankiness and the fidgetiness and all of that, as well as with the pain. And it's good to keep reminding yourself of how it really could be way worse and so you have plenty of cause to count yourself lucky -- but even when one understands that, that doesn't actually make it suck any less while you're experiencing it. Try and be good to yourself; as long as you have to sit still, it's pleasanter with good chocolate and good tv and stuff like that.

Did you get a diagnosis, if it's not a torn ligament?

In any case I hope you feel much, much better very quickly.

Date: 2006-09-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rissymonster.livejournal.com
Oh, woobat, I'm sorry too. I'll be thinking good knee thoughts over from this end of the country. And crutches do well and truly suck. Maybe a walking stick can get substituted, or are the crutches doctor-prescribed?

Date: 2006-09-13 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osirusbrisbane.livejournal.com
Oy. Bidding you a speedy recovery.

Date: 2006-09-13 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybersattva.livejournal.com
Ow! Owowowowow! Yikes, just reading your post makes me cringe in sympathy. I'm so glad it wasn't worse than it was; I hope you heal quickly!

I think I speak for all 30+ year olds when I say, "Knees suck. The human race needs an upgrade."

Date: 2006-09-13 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minyan.livejournal.com
Feel better! Coddle yourself in the meantime.
One can peel apples for a pie while sittig down, for instance...
*hug*

Date: 2006-09-13 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadyezhda.livejournal.com
you court disaster in interesting ways ;)

You'll toughen up your hands with crutches. Don't be afraid to pad them.

Date: 2006-09-14 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcobweb.livejournal.com
So sorry to hear this! Hope you're doing better - and if there's anything you need, let us know.

Date: 2006-09-15 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanj.livejournal.com
Well, OW. That's awful. And crutches are a serious pain in the ass. Still, good on you for not messing up your ligaments. Now keep it up and demand that you be waited on hand and foot. With truffles. :)
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