On the afternoon of Christmas eve, I was coming down the stairs to the living room and missed the last step. In missing the last step, I landed with extra weight on my right foot. My ankle collapsed. My knee buckled and wrenched in a bad direction. There was a stretching/tearing sound. Pain. Immediate nausea.
My history with knee injuries goes back fifteen years. I've had two ACL reconstructions on my right knee. Three guesses which knee I hurt on the stairs. Yup. Such is my luck.
So far the joint is exhibiting none of the signs that would indicate and MCL/ACL injury. No swelling. It can bear weight. Unfortunately it is a little stiff and if I jostle it just the right way, there is a bit of a sharp sting in the lower right rear section.
My hope is that it's a bad sprain and if there is a tear of any kind that it's minor and may be able to heal itself. If the issue doesn't clear up in a week or so, I will not sign up for the half marathon.
I won't lie. I am beyond terrified that I may have done some serious damage. Again.
And this time, without any health insurance.