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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.
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