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Right now, for the first time in my life, aged 65, I am CRIPPLED!
Totally tore my main Quadriceps Tendon this morning. I slipped and fell while shoveling snow.
There was an almighty CRACK and my leg was at an unusual angle.
They initially suspected that I had broken my knee cap. Yes, they took X-rays. Knee cap was fine but something else was wrong.
So, off to a CAT Scan with contrast. They also checked my entire leg artery for possible damage. Artery was fine.
But, Quadriceps Tendon was totally separated from the knee. It was flapping around …
Yes, I need surgery and they were going to do it tomorrow! That was too FAST. I needed some time to recover and get my head sorted out.
But, I already met with the Orthopedic team! That was pretty impressive. 6-hours in ER and then being able to meet with the surgery-group the same day.
Getting surgery next week.
Will not be running for a few days — at least. Definitely no skiing in March.
Something that TOTALLY bummed me. Running is a major cause for this injury. You just can’t win.
Well, I will keep you posted.
I am OK. The morphine IV helped.
Search ‘running’ & ‘shovelling‘.
We watch a fair bit of ‘Acorn TV‘ — of late, the rather addictive detective series ‘Vera‘. Happen to see ‘Marvellous’ in the ‘New Releases’ section. Recognised Toby Jones, from the ‘Detectorists‘ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘, and knew that it would be worth watching. It sure was. It was a TREAT. Really was marvellous in all respects. A TRUE STORY and the real person makes cameo appearances in the movie.
Very well done. Really warms the cockles of your heart. You really should watch it. It is available, full-length, on YouTube.
I really liked. I might try and read the book. That is how much I liked and enjoyed this movie.