Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Revenge of the Faceplant

"Does this hurt?" my orthopedic surgeon asked as he jammed the 'Thumb of Pain' in my knee.

" there damn!"

Saturday morning I found I couldn't walk downstairs without pain in my right knee. Tuesday morning I had an emergency appointment with my ortho.

I have a compression fracture of the knee, probably from my faceplant last week. This is what I get for wearing slimline kneepads for kids that weigh about 60 lbs.

The interesting thing is my ortho said , "I've never seen a fracture there. I don't even know how that can happen."

It's small, and getting better quick.

I can  skate but....

 The doctor also said 'don't fall'.

I said, "Figure skater...." in that insufferable way, but I agreed to wear double adult  knee pads until the knee completely heals.

Well, it's not important. This weekend it's going to be like this around here:
I'll be healed before I skate again.


  1. Oh no! I can't believe you have a fracture! Take care of yourself and rest up!

  2. Ouch, that is a major bummer. Time for rest and relaxation. Hope the fracture heals quickly!

  3. Man, that really bites!!! Get better soon. And I'm hoping for NO snow over the weekend.

  4. Skatingsafe, here we come. I'm going to order my daughter some knee pads from them since Se_Ku has stopped making the d3o pads.