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Comment : Inline skating... I feel your pain!!!
Posted by Karol Lisa on Thu 10:35pm 11 October 2007


I was reading your posts, Aaron, and wanted to let you know that I feel your pain. I'm a 46 y/o very, very active and in-shape woman who rollerblades on a regular basis. Unfortunately, I played chicken on my inline skakes with a young guy that apparently doesn't know how to ride a bike... or at least didn't appear to care if he ran me over going at very high speed!! I now have a broken tibia, and had surgery two weeks ago to have a rod and screws put down through the middle of my tibia bone. This is my first broken bone ever, and I've been very active and adventurous my whole life, teach a martial arts class, etc., so am surprised it hasn't happened sooner. I was in pretty good humor the first few days, until reality sunk in and I realized how truly dependent on other people I have become, and the simplest things, like dressing, cooking, getting my body out of a bathtub, have become overwhelming tasks. I'm still in quite a bit of pain, and am starting to worry that the aching deep inside my leg, and the stiffness and numbness, especially in my knee, are going to be permanent. I start PT next week, but don't go back to the dr. until 4 weeks. It honestly feels like the rod is pushing up under me knee cap, causing me problems in bending my knee. Has anyone else that has a rod put in their leg via an insicion in your knee? Have you had any similar side-effects? If so, how soon before your leg was back to normal feeling, and were you able to bend your knee comfortably and walk without a limp eventually? Thanks. I'm so very sorry for all of you who are in the same predicument as myself. I wish you all very speedy recoveries. Karol

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