BROKE KNEE YEAR ONE
In the midst of life happening I forgot to mark the anniversary of my first knee injury which I wrote about here.
As the days went on by and turned into weeks then months and would then lead to several injuries, my approach towards my first injury was sensible but still very careless. Here’s what I did wrong.
- I went to a crappy doctor and hospital – sports doctors or specialists with current methods of treatment please
- After getting the “OK” from the crappy doctor I rushed back into training and entered a tournament – my leg was nowhere near “OK” but that’s besides the point. A body part will never be 100% immediately after the injury and “healing”, it will take time to fully recover. The longer time, the better recovery.
- And after re-injuring my knee, I still didn’t get proper treatment – hey, you, with the light injury, might wanna rest up or get that checked out before it turns into a full blown injury. A few days or a couple weeks off from jiu-jitsu is fine when compared to MONTHS or YEARS OF NO TRAINING!
Six months after my first knee injury, I have surgery for a busted ACL and menicus. Six months after the surgery, I’m still not back to training. And if I think about that for too long I get really really pissed and have to fight the need to go molotov cocktail a certain crappy hospital but then I know that’s really really stupid and childish and I revert back to happy Patrick.
Sigh. I’m just venting. I’m still good. :)