Yeah, it’s just a knee, but I get asked a lot how I am doing and if the knee is better. Well, I am happy to report the knee is in great shape.
As you all might remember back in February I flew to St. Petersburg, Fla. for the annual key executive’s mega conference as part of my three-year-fellowship with Inland Press Association. The accident happened on the plane and well, let’s take it back a month before all this happened.
As part of a New Year’s resolution, I decided to join the gym. This is something I had not done in years, as I figured I didn’t need to work out. As a reporter I am already busy and on the go all the time, so I figured my active life kept me at a point where I thought I shouldn’t join a gym.
And I have participated in a few Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure 5K walks in Fort Worth. I never let anything stop me from being on the go, I enjoy it.
But off to the gym I went. At first I started working out slow and later I started the dance classes and started using other workout machines. A few weeks into the workouts, I started noticing pain in the right knee. I am probably just working it too hard, I thought. There was a time when I was going to the gym twice a day or I would just double up on the workouts when I went once a day. The knee pain persisted, but I ignored it. No pain, no gain right? Boy, was I wrong.
Back to the plane ride - I was walking down the aisle on the plane, I somehow managed to twist my right leg, just as I was sliding in to my seat. I was excited because I had a window seat. Yeah, I don't fly that often. So when I heard a snap, or a crack and a burning sensation, I kind of knew something was not right.
The torn meniscus, it turns out was because of the knee injury I had sustained from working out too much. Probably because I was not warming up as I should have. Sorry mom!
At times when I am at an assignment, people will ask how my knee is doing. They don’t ask me how I am doing, they go straight to my knee, as if it was a total separate entity. Sure, I am grateful that they care enough to ask, but I find it funny sometimes.
I am happy to report I no longer need the cane, yes, it’s in my car for the just in case situations. But I can walk, hopping involved. Have you ever had an injury? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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