TUESDAY AS SOME KNOW ALREADY, I HAD A BIT OF AN UT-OH... I DID A ROUNDOFF BACK-HANDSPRING AND I FELT MY KNEE POP AFTER THE ROUNDOFF, THEN FELT IT POP AND MY TIBIA AND FIBULA SHIFTED POSTERIOR TO THE FEMUR WITH A MEDIAL SHIFT IN THE PATELLA DUE TO THE MVMT OF THE 2 LWR LEG BONES ...... IT DIDNT HURT TOO BAD AT FIRST BUT IT WAS SO UNSTABLE THAT I RE-DISLOCATED IT 2X BETWEEN THE GYM AND MY CAR (OF COURSE I WAS STUBBORN AKA DUMB AND FINISHED MY 1/2 HOUR OF CONDITIONING BEFORE HEADING TO THE HOSP)

BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE HOSP THE SWELLING AND PAIN BEGAN TO START... I DIDNT CRY OR ANYTHING BUT I WAS INVOLUNTARILY SHAKING IN PAIN.... THE NURSE WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A LOCAL MEDIC WAS ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING CARE PROVIDER/PATIENT ADVOCATE AND LET THE DOC KNOW HE REALLY THOUGHT I SHOULD BE GETTING 4MG'S OF MORPHINE IV RATHER THAN THE PERCOCET PO THAT THE DOC WANTED TO GIVE ME (MY GUESS IS LIKE LOOK, SHES A FF, SHES TOUGH, SHE AINT GUNNA CRY) ........ OHHHH MAN WAS I IN HEAVEN ONCE THE MORPHINE HIT!

HOSP DID A CT W/CONTRAST TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T SHRED MY POPLITEAL ARTERY AND ALSO DID THE XRAYS..... BOTH CAME BACK OK WHICH IS GOOD..... SO THEY KEPT ME FOR THE NIGHT IN THE ED SO I COULD REST WITH MORPHINE KEPT IN MY SYSTEM AND TOLD ME I NEED TO SEE AN ORTHOPOD ASAP SINCE ONLY AN ORTHOPOD AND AN MRI CAN REALLY DETERMINE LIGAMENT/TENDON DAMAGE ETC..........

WENT TO SEE MY ORTHOPOD TODAY...... HE SAYS HE FAIRLY CERTAIN I RUPTURED BOTH MY MCL AND ACL AND CONFIRMED IT HAD BEEN A COMPLETE DISLOCATION (MOST PEOPLE THINK OF DISLOCATION AS WHEN YOUR KNEECAP SHIFTS... A TRUE DISLOCATION IS WHERE YOUR LOWER LEG BONES SHIFT OUT OF LINE OF THE UPPER LEG BONE.. IN MY CASE POSTERIORLY)....

SOOOOOOO YEAH, LOOKS LIKE I WILL BE NEEDING SURGERY... I FIND OUT FOR SURE AFTER I GET THE MRI SUNDAY....

looks like I won't be able to do fire stuff or gymnastics for awhile :(

PS... SORRY FOR CAPS AND ANY SPELLING/ GRAMMAR PROBS... IM ON VICODIN 10/1,000 RIGHT NOW

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Comment by rob on February 1, 2008 at 10:30pm
i guess that didn't cheer do
Comment by Christopher Smith on February 1, 2008 at 6:37pm
Thanks for the update on how you managed to mess yourself up!!!
I hope that you do not need to get surgery, but from the description of what happened, you probably will. And you'll need to follow up with physical therapy afterwards as well. I'll pray for a speedy recovery for you.
No need to apologize for spelling and all caps or grammer problems...if I was on Vico 10's I'd probably have a massive vowel movement trying type!!!
Get better quickly and Stay Safe!!!

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