So…the plan has changed once again. And not for the good either! All I can do is laugh right now!! It is really ridiculous!!
Last Saturday, I was at my bother-in-laws wedding which was held in the spacious backyard of the brides sister. It was a wonderful wedding, and we where all having lots and lots of fun! The wife lost the best out of 3 Rock Paper Scissors to sort out the designated driver for the evening. The location of the wedding was just over 1 hour away from our house, so taking a cab was not in the cards. As well, we have our dog, so we could not stay in a hotel. No worries, we understand the drill. It was all good.
Anyways, as the night progressed, the girlfriend of our cousin kept saying that she wanted to play some volleyball before the night was over. No one took her up on it till about 9:30pm. It was dark out, but the court did have lights, so we where good to go. We had enough players to be 4 a side, plus my 6 year old playing against me. About 10:15pm, it happened. I went for a ball, and my knee hyper extended, and all I felt was pain. For those that are curious…I did not get the point. It really did hurt, but I was still able to put a little weight on it. I mostly hopped over to the side, found a chair and just tried to regroup for about 30 minutes. The game was declared over…and after visiting for a little more we decided to head for home. I was in a little bit of pain on the drive home, but I really just thought that it was a hyper extended knee.
However, when I woke up in the morning, I knew that something was seriously wrong. After a couple of hours, I finally woke the wife and my son up and said that…we have to take me to the ER and get checked out.
We spent about 2 hours in the waiting room, then where moved to a different waiting area where we waited to see the Dr, for about another hour. When the Dr finally looked at my leg, he figured that it was just soft tissue damage as their was limited pain in the areas that he was prodding. He sent me for x-rays on both my knee and my shoulder. Did I mention my shoulder yet? I hurt that when trying to brace my fall that did the knee in. Anyways…we went and got the x-rays done. They where rather quickly done, and then headed back to wait for the Dr again. It was about another 30 minutes and he was back. He called me over to review the x-rays with him, and as I hobbled about halfway over to him, he turned and shouted for me to stop. Do not put any more weight on that leg. It turns out that in the knee, the Tibia is fractured in the plate. Very painful. So…they wrapped up the leg as it was too swollen for anything else and sent me home. We booked a CT-Scan for the following day and then a visit to see the orthopedic surgeon the day after that.
The CT scan was a piece of cake. In and out. Done in about 20 minutes…including the waiting time. Much better than the day before.
The next day we got to see the specialist, and yes…he confirmed that it is fractured. Based on where the injury is, there is no surgery for it. All we can do is keep it immobile for 2-3 months. So, because there is too much swelling right now, I am just supposed to stay off it, and then we will go see him next Thursday and get it braced up for the next while.
So…I guess the training plan is on hold once again! I will be back…and keep everyone updated on the progress of it.
Talk to you all soon…