Monday, April 13, 2009

On Banded Knee

Warning!!! NSFW due to possible bare chicken legs

So I picked up my fancy shmancy(why is firefox trying to spell-correct shmancy?) knee brace today from my friendly Ossur dealer in Richmond*

*side note: I hate driving in Richmond. When I want to head South-West, why do I have to get on 99-North?

I thought I would share my excitement with the multitude of readers who call me begging for blog updates.

So without further ado, I present 'The Brace'

Straight:


Bent:


And the action shot:


I will be testing this puppy out later today on a run through some trails near my house. Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Bionic Man

Time for a boring update post, but here's the deal:

me: hey Doc, I flew off my dirt bike in a blaze of glory and now my knee hurts
Doctor 1 : It's just bruised, it'll get better in a week or two
me: hey Doc2, my knee still hurts
Doctor 2 : It might be a slight tear, be better in 2 months
me: hey Doc3, my knee still hurts and it bent sideways the other day
Doctor 3 : Hmmm, we should send you to physio and a specialist
Physio - Looks torn to me, ask the specialist what to do
Specialist - Looks torn to me, go for surgery
Surgeon - Looks torn to me, wear a brace


So, after about a year now, I'm going to buy a knee brace on Friday (Maybe with flames on it!) that will hopefully take the place of my ACL... And since I'm already signed up to join the company soccer team, I better get back in shape in a hurry!
ciao.