Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Briefly Boring: Retore? Strained?

A week ago was a Wednesday like many other before. I went to work, came home, cooked dinner for my son, and was starting to clean up.  It was only when I was walking around my kitchen island and my knee gave out that something went horribly wrong.

My knee giving out isn’t terribly uncommon post surgery. It probably happens every 2 weeks or so since. It’ll go out and I’ll catch myself with my other leg – only a slight twinge in my knee and a hitch in my step to show for it.  This time, however, was very different.  I was in mid stride which meant that all of my weight was on my bad knee.  So, when it gave out I instinctively snapped my bad knee straight (essentially doing a single leg squat w/ my bad knee) followed by white hot shoots of pain and maybe a swear.  Bummer.

It swelled up, was hot to the touch, and my range of motion was significantly reduced….. Basically the trifecta of BAD THINGS. My Physical Therapist said that I likely strained it, but possibly indeed retore it.  Time will tell.  He said that if it doesn’t feel better after 2 weeks, something is really bad.  I previously had an appointment with my surgeon for my 8 week checkup next week which was good because my PT said that he wanted me to schedule an appt with him as a result of my pain anyway.

My recovery has been slow and has honestly plateaued a bit, so this recent setback has me frustrated beyond words.  But, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I’m well past my deductible met.  So, if I need surgery again, it is basically free!  

8 comments:

Jamik Ligon said...

Injuries suck. Sorry to hear about the plateau. (Dory Voice) Just keep swimming, and at some point this will be behind you.

Gracie said...

That's miserable! I hope it's just strained.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Enough with the pants! Take your trousers down and spend your time in boxers and a robe and all will heal.

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear about this. As with all things, though, at least you are keeping a sense of humor.

Dilnad said...

Max out of pocket for the win!! Hang in there man. It's gonna get better but you gotta FIGHT!!!

KellumSong said...

That is certainly a horrible way to end up your day when you are hoping so optimistically for an upward climb in more mobility/less pain not the reverse. With many injuries, it's often two steps forward, one step back so let's hope this was the final "back" and things will soon start to ascend. You know I am rooting for you, Adam!!!! :)

hoohaa79 said...

Horrible news, I've not visited your site for a long while due to long term injury, was out for 9 miserable months and spent a further 4 months in rehab, managed to squeeze in a HM during my recovery and more recently a Marathon. Still not 100% and I don't think I ever will be, but won't give up running, I love it too much.
I hope things improve for you dude.

Steve

Sue's Ramblings said...

sucks :(
am sending well wishes your way