So after years and years of sports injuries and a general reckless abandon involved with throwing my body into any perceived obstacle, I’m out of the game. How’d I do it? Wait for it…
I was plugging in my laptop.
Yep, plugging in my freaking laptop. I was not blitzing the QB. I was not sailing up, up towards the basket to grab down that rebound. I was not running, jumping, or doing anything admirable. I was plugging in a freaking laptop.
Apparently, I made the mistake of getting up from a half kneeling position. I don’t remember which leg I pushed up off of, but-one leg went up and my right leg remained, well…bent.
See, way long ago..when I was 18, I sprained this knee playing tennis. I was in a splint and then physical therapy for a while. On and off since then it would like to pop out of service, but it always returned within a half hour or so of excruciating pain..
But not last night. It just…stayed.
So I went to a doctor today, which we found after my husband heroically called 17 places. Thank you health insurance! Then, after waiting the obligatory hour and a half, we were seen by a PA, who sent me for x-rays. Then the jackass orthopedist graced me with his presences. not bothering to look at the xrays since the PA did, he told me I needed an MRI. That it was a 90 percent probability it was a meniscus tear that required arthroscopic surgery. When I explained I had finals starting in two weeks, he walked out and said “it’s your knee”. What an ass. He said if I can’t unbend the knee soon, it becomes more of an emergency and I can’t wait more then a couple of weeks to have it done.
So I’m freaking. Juggling work and school this semester has been almost impossible due to some new work responsibilities. My co-worker just left and I was facing a month of academic hell. And now a surgery???
So I’m of to my regular orthopedist on Tuesday to evaluate the MRI. That doctor actually does old fashioned stuff like look at me and my test results. I’m hoping he gives me a different opinion.
Until then, I’ll just wait, and hurt like hell.
All cause I plugged in my fucking laptop.