Nearly three years ago, in February 2003, I had injured the meniscus in my left knee playing basketball. For a week or so, I wasn't sure exactly what was up and waited for my knee/leg to feel better. After a few weeks, it did. I went back home for spring break, shot some hoops - my knee was recovering. When I got back to school, I jogged once or twice, then went to play basketball, and, before I really did much, my knee/leg was hurting once more. So I went to a doctor, got it looked at, an realized I had to undergo arthroscopic surgery on my knee. That surgery took place in early April of that year. I was extremely immobile for a couple of weeks, I think - I don't remember for how long. However, I do remember that I wasn't permitted - and so, I did not - do any exercise on it. So, there was no jogging or basketball for me (insert very sad face here) [and I gained twenty or so pounds in that time].
Fast forward to the other day, sitting in class, where, for the last three years, I really haven't had any significant problem with my knee. So imagine my surprise when my knee gradually began to hurt over the course of an hour or so (just sitting in class!). I was concerned about it, so I left an hour and a half early and went back to my apartment (though I took a car service instead of the train, as I was hobbling around). I was hoping that yesterday would heal my knee somewhat. While I've been taking Advil since Wednesday, and propping up my leg and icing it since yesterday, I'm not sure what all to do. I only made it out of my apartment for an excursion to acquire food on the YU side of the Heights, slowly limping the whole way. To make matters worse, for the first time, I was kind of scared as I could not run away if someone attacked me, and plus, I was nearly a sitting duck due to my newfound handicap.
I'm going back to school today as I feel guilty about missing yesterday, but I hope that my leg heals, though I am worried that it may seem like it's healed and then really go out on me. A doctor visit may be very much in my near future. I'm thinking that I may not be going to shul this shabbas and just resting my leg up in my apartment and reading, eating, and sleeping.