6:00 pm came and I was headed out the door. Going to the gym to work out on the elliptical for 30 minutes and then to yoga.
I hopped down the porch stairs, happy to be free of the 3 children I love so much. So excited for this small break to work on me.
Then it happened. My right foot went down and immediately started slipping. My first thought was, I am NOT going to fall. Then BOOM! I fell. I fell with my left knee at an angle to the side and I fell right on that knee.
I was in my front yard, so I yelled for Jeremy. Luckily he was in the kitchen and could hear me. He came out, in his socks, holding a baby, and realized that I was hurt. Quickly he came down the steps and helped me inside.
I was then confined to the couch for the night. Pillows propping up my knee, ice making me even colder than I already was, and children wanting to be sure Mama was alright.
For those who don't know, my husband works for a company that develops medical devices. He is an engineer there, so he knows a bit about orthopaedics. He drew on his skills and helped to figure out what he thought was wrong, sprained MCL -- his unofficial diagnosis.
Tuesday morning we decided I should go to the doctor. So off we went to see a knee specialist in town. The official diagnosis, Sprained MCL with a bone bruise. What does that mean? I sprained my knee and am now the proud owner of this new accessory.
Pretty hot right? Yeah, I get to wear this bad boy for the next 4 weeks. Plus I get to go to Physical Therapy and let them move my knee a lot and make me cry. Yay Me!
On the upside, it has given me lots of time to do this
Looking for the bright side. Hopefully I will have a pair of socks done by the time my knee is healed!!