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firecracker22

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I still plan on attending DW03, but I won't be operating at full capacity.

Last night a friend and I went out to a local honky-tonk to go dancing. We stepped outside and walked around the rodeo arena out back for a breath of fresh air, and I climbed up on one of the chute gates to sit. Some drunk guy thought it would be funny to start swinging the gate back and forth, and I fell down. Right on my formerly "good" knee. It popped, and now is SO sore it doesn't want to bend or take any weight. It doesn't hurt as bad as it did when I popped my ACL, but I may have gotten the MCL, since it feels kind of like the first time I hurt my other knee.

Due to extremely high co-pay amounts, I am not going to go in to the emergency room or urgent care, I am going to wait until I can get an appointment at the clinic. We'll see what the doc says. Hopefully I'll be able to ride at DW. I do have the braces, of course, and like I said I doubt it's the ACL. So I refuse to admit that I may not be riding in 3 weeks. I'll ride anyway, dammit!

In the meantime it's ice and ace wraps and lots of naprosen.
 

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Sorry, Sharla. :(

More bad news. . .Lemming overjumped a table at Corner MX today and may have broken his ankle. He managed to finish his moto (1st place) but his ankle swelled up immediately when he took his boot off.

He's off to the ER to get X-rays.
 

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Sharla, low risk activities until DW03!&nbsp; Take care and see you and a few weeks.&nbsp; I may be doing more bench racing than riding myself.
 

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Thanks guys. It feels a little better now, been popping Ibuprofen and icing it all day. Had to drive up to my storage unit to get my crutches and an ace wrap, though I can't bring myself to use the crutches. I hate those things. I also hate the fact I live on the second floor. I'm going to baby it so I can ride at DW! I still might have to ride like a pansy (no different, just have an excuse now) since my self-diagnosis seems to show a damaged MCL, which is what I did last year prior to tearing the ACL. I waited 6 weeks in between riding, and it wasn't enough. Oh well!
 
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I guess you should've "gotten off the fence" a little sooner aye? ;)
 

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Is the drunk in the hosiptal? Because he should have his skull caved in. :p

Hope you get enough rest to heal up for DW
 

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Bummer :( I hope you feel better before Dirtweek. No more drinkin and fences until Dirtweek or later!
 

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Three weeks is enough time to heal to do a little riding. Just remember RICE(R)

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation
RIDE
 

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Originally posted by RV6junkie
Three weeks is enough time to heal to do a little riding. Just remember RICE(R)

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation
RIDE
Already doing all that--I've been disgustingly indolent all weekend. However, last time I hurt myself, I made it worse by riding again too soon--and I waited 6 weeks. Ligament damage takes months, not weeks, to heal. I am sure that I can take it easy enough at DW though.
 

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Sorry to hear Sharla. I am in the same boat as i had to help my uncle ( who is handicaped) back into his bed the other day. He fell trying to get in his wheel chair. I pulled my back out and can barely move. I hope it is better by dirtweek. I plan to use liquid refreshment to kill the pain after a day of riding. We will have plenty so come on over. :laugh: :laugh:
 

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I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you're better for Dirt Week!
 

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Phillip--I'll take you up on that offer

Squeakygirl--I will still go, and I will still ride, and just pay the consequences later.

I kind of figured it was only a matter of time before I did this knee in anyway--I torqued it up about 10 years ago a little (just occasional pain, probably cartilage damage) and my mom sincerely believes that we in our family have naturally weak joints and are injury prone.

In reality, we're probably just clumsy. :confused: