Getting injured and well doing nothing
I've been living an active life for nearly three years, always up for new adventures. But just three weeks ago, I got injured while playing, and it stopped me in my tracks. At first, I didn't think it was a big deal – that's just how I am. But when the pain didn't go away, I knew I needed to get it checked out.
A little reading up
To comprehend the injury fully, let’s first grasp the intricacies of the knee's anatomy. It consists of several crucial ligaments:
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) - Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) - Medial meniscus - Lateral meniscus - Lateral collateral ligament - Medial collateral ligament.
Situated within the knee joint, the ACL and PCL serve as gatekeepers, restricting movement in a single direction. This injury was the result of a slight hyperextension, forcing my knee to bend in the opposite direction, causing damage to both the bone and ligaments.
My specific diagnosis revealed a Level 1 strain on my ACL and a Level 2 on the posterior horn of the medial meniscus(back of the inner knee), coupled with bone contusions (bone bruising). Regrettably, knee ligament injuries don't make swift exits. They often require weeks of rest and restricted movement due to the nature of the injury.
Here's an interesting fact about the meniscus: it has very limited blood supply, which makes healing a slow process. Picture the meniscus in three regions: red, pink, and white. Any injury in the pink and white regions takes longer to heal than in the red region, where there is better blood flow.
Back to now
For the last three weeks, I've been at home, not moving around much, and eating healthy. It's been a bit tough because I'm used to being active, but it's also been a chance to try new things.
During this time, I've been busy with:
- Giving my bed a fresh look.
- Making the home office
- painting with friends.
- Trying out new coffee recipes
- Binge-Watching and reading: My list has gotten a lot shorter lol.
- Picking up the camera again to try out stuff
Lol can't wait to get back to my activities now and do the Kuari pass trek soon, but for now, adios from me and my walking stick]