Ever woken up in the middle of the night to take a piss and then find yourself on the floor?
No No, not when you’ve had one too many tequilas!
This happened to me Monday morning last week at around 3am. I was then unable to put any pressure on my leg, or straighten it or bend it properly for about 3 days.
Luckily on the Thursday it was good enough for me to drive up to Sydney and go to the Big Day Out.
There has been a pain in my knee the whole time though, although the worst of it was in the first couple of days. I physically couldn’t straighten my leg out because it hurt so much.
I saw a friend who is a doctor and I went to the Emergency Room, but there was no definitive answer. I was presuming it was some sort of arthritic condition similar to what had happened in my foot.
Anyway, I went to see a doctor yesterday as recommended by LaLa. He’s had..umm..quite a lot to do with her in the past…if you get my drift.
I was there about 2 minutes. He made me lie back and bend my legs and he knew what it was straight away.
Apparently, I dislocated my kneecap (patella) whilst asleep, but it popped straight back in. It would have been worse if it had stayed dislocated for longer. It hurt enough as it was, but I have read of some horror stories where people have had to keep their knee immobilised for weeks.
So anyway, I guess I’m just falling apart.