Monday, May 10, 2010

Bum Knee

I should learn not to mix passions too close together.  Mountain Biking is one of my other passions in life and I managed to crash a bit too hard on Thursday night.  I clipped a sappling and was forced into another tree and went down with all my weight on my knee in a really sick and twisted position.  I knew right away that something was terribly wrong because I attempted to sit up and almost threw up.  After a few minutes I was able to get myself together enough to ride the mile or so back to the trailhead and my car.  Most of my lateral and rotational stability had been replaced by sharp searing pain.

I had a miserable night's sleep and went to Concord Orthopedics Friday where the doctor told me that I was to put on a brace and keep a close eye on the couch for the next 4-6 weeks.  No surgery is good, but a 2nd degree MCL tear puts a damper on any boat related work.  After 3 days, I feel like there is some healing going on, but it looks like I won't be able to monkey around on the boat ladder for several weeks.