Leaving work last night I slipped on the workshop floor. The floor has a shiny surface, a van had just been driven in from outside and so the floor was wet.
I fell quite heavily, my right leg went one way and twisted and I went the other. It hurt immediately and I knew my right hamstring had torn high up, also I knew my right knee had twisted.
So after getting home very carefully, applying ice and taking pain killers I slept downstairs as getting up the stairs to bed was impossible.
This morning I knew I was in a bit of trouble, I couldn’t use my right leg at all and it hurt very badly, so the hospital it was.
After an X-Ray, some treatment and advice I am now at home with my new friend the stick. A upper hamstring tear as I thought and a medial ligament strain of the knee.
I’ll be home resting and icing it today and tomorrow and over the weekend. Monday I’m hoping I can get back to work, but obviously by car, which is a bummer.
In a few weeks it’ll be physio, but in the meantime painkillers, ice and rest.
This is now the danger time for my revisit of the weight loss by bike routine. I have 2 days at home, plus the weekend to stay on message.
This is where “Thinking Clearly Under Pressure” comes into its own and a reminder if a reminder is needed that no progress is ever linear, it has its ups and its downs. This classes most definitely as a down.
I’ll be weighing myself tomorrow.