POP! A case of the back-leg blues…
A day before my flight, I jumped on my a friend’s boat who was headed toward the airport as an island version of ‘carpooling’…After a lovely passage, we dropped anchor and headed out for a sundown surf at the nearest pass…
The afternoon crowd was thicker than my liking, so I decided to float on the inside and see what scraps I could snatch up…low and behold, a set finally swung too wide for the others and came right to me. I swiveled around excitedly and dropped in, took a speed pump and then came off the bottom to do a zealous, ‘i-sat-on-a-boat-all-day’ top turn. On my re-entry, I nearly fell backwards but used everything I had to right myself. Just as I pulled my upper body vertical enough to center myself over my board, I felt my right knee go, “POP!!
As I kicked out, the guys on the inside cheered, but I didn’t feel very proud. “It’s nothing…just drift for a minute and try to move it,” I thought as I floated out into the channel. Finally, I sided with denial and paddled back up for one more…I quickly proved what I had feared–I was injured. I paddled for the boat.
That night I stayed at my friend Kepi’s house, elevating my knee in bed with a bag of ice in the upper bungalow…It hurt. It was swollen. And I had a plane to catch in less than 24 hours…
Bill O'HalloranMarch 2, 2011
Youch! Hope its just a sprain and you will be well soon!
Best Wishes for a quick recovery,
robin metzeMarch 2, 2011
wow!!! god you could get to a bed and you leg up.. ice.. a ride home on the plane is
good… wrap it up and ease on on out .. smile.
John PhillipsMarch 2, 2011
Oh no, hope everythings ok.
JerryMarch 3, 2011
They do wonders with knee replacements now-a-days.
Hope all is well by now, Liz.
David LoveMarch 11, 2011
Liz, sounds like you have done your ACL in your knee. The classic injury scnerio is the falling backwards and trying to pull yourself up..skiers do this all the time. The other indication is the ‘popping’ sound or fell. Get an orthapedic dr. to check it out.
Steven SeshunMarch 17, 2011
Be healed Lizzy! Shred betty!