Hey guys and dolls,
I blogged sometime last week about the importance of stretching properly, and I’d like to update you on the situ (not that anyone really should know this). I just thought that if I write this, someone, somewhere, may be inspired to stretch appropriately and take extra caution when exercising.
So, after weeks of working out once or twice a day before/after work, the rigorous exercise took its toll on my body, and affected my knee in a way that I didn’t comprehend.
Obviously, when you’re in the middle of a routine or a workout, you don’t stop to think of what your muscles are doing, you don’t really realise the damage you’re causing until after you’ve caused it. In my case, a week or so…
It’s weird, because I explained in my previous post (regarding muscles, link above) – I had pulled the muscle that connects my pelvis with my thigh. This means that I was already too busy and in too much pain resting to notice my knee swelling like a baseball! 😩
Then, it was when I tried to walk on it, after three or four days in bed resting my pulled muscle, that I realised something was up… I literally could not walk. My knee weighed an absolute tonne. Luckily though, I wasn’t feeling pain, it was just a really heavy and stiff feeling that wasn’t normal or natural.
I thought it was nothing, tried limping around, and taking no notice because – as I said – I thought it was due to my joints getting stiff from being bedbound. However, it all got too much when I was rushed to hospital and was told that I had a torn cartilage.
The annoying thing was that although an X Ray was done, they couldn’t see what the problem actually was, and they were so busy in A&E that they couldn’t give me a full check-up. Instead, they told me it could be a suspected cartilage issue but asked me to go to a GP surgery the next day just to be sure.
When I got there, the Dr. was very strange, not gonna lie… He started telling me things like: “I’m not a betting man, but I’d put money that you’ve done (insert diagnosis here) to it…” and “look, I’m just one doctor in a sea of them, I can’t tell you it’s 100% (this)” – well, sorry, Doc., but isn’t that your job? 😂😂😂 Am I going to a fortune teller, a psychic or a GP??? The General Practitioner’s job is to diagnose, right? I’m not expecting them to pluck things out of thin air… If I wanted that, I’d have Googled my symptoms (which I had done, and I recommend against it) or picked up a tarot card!
Anyway, as you can see/read, the Dr. was about as much help as Google because he told me it could be a “ruptured tendon” which is a hockey or skiing-related injury, and one whitch may need an operation! 😫
On a scale of “jheeze Louise!” and “is this guy having a Giraffe?!”, I was somewhere between singing “I have come, to the End of the Road…” by BoyzIIMen and screaming “I’ll never so much as utter the word Miumba again!”
What I also found strange about the doctor I was seen by, he went on and on about how much he hates Zumba yet I somehow inspired him to try it for himself at home… How does that work? …
Sometimes in life, I worry about what signals my aura is give off… How can I attract weirdos like this Doctor but repel normal, nice people at the best of times (slight exaggeration)? 😂
Righto, I’m back to square one, where I have no idea what is going on with my leg. Still working from home. Still in slight pain when moving around (heaviness of the muscle weighing my leg down more than anything) and I’m still bedbound somewhat – with noticeable swelling, although it has gone down a little bit.
I cannot wait to be back on my feet again! I’ve learned not to take my knee (or anything) for granted.
I really hope this is a lesson to you. Don’t ever exercise too hard or stretch too far. Trust me, it can do damage! Another lesson, don’t listen to creepy doctors, you’ll end up suffering from cardiac issues too. 😫