I saw an orthopedic /sports medicine doctor today, who diagnosed me with a fractured patella. It remains a mystery as to how I could have fractured my knee, when there was no trauma, but somehow I managed to do it. I am very talented that way.
I am now the proud owner of a huge, ugly, clumsy knee brace that goes from mid thigh to my calf. It is in 3 non-harmonious shades of blue, that looks terrible with everything.
It is ironic, that the pain was becoming manageable, I could bend my knee,and walk gingerly. Now, I am unable to so any of that, thanks to the brace.
I spent $60 on taxis today, and could barely get in with my stiff unbendable leg. The pain in my knee is becoming a pain in the butt, but it could be so much worse than it is.
It’s been a crazy few weeks of hurricanes, elections, freak blizzards, an insanely busy work schedule and now, a fractured knee cap! All in all, each of those things could have turned out so much worse than they have , and I am grateful that in the end, they are all just big inconveniences.
The good news is that once this heals, I should be able to resume running, cycling and high impact circuit training again. It’s going to be a long 4 weeks, but I am relieved that it is something easily treatable that does not require surgical repair,or have long term ramifications.
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving to enjoy time with my family and friends, and reflect on all the good things that have happened this year.
( and maybe get to cuddle little Landon who will be 6 weeks old by then!)