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29 July 2005 @ 08:47 am
Old Injuries Revisited  
Ten years ago, I tore my left calf muscle playing softball. When I fully recovered from the injury, my doctor told me to make sure that I fully stretch out in the future so I can avoid a repeat of the injury. I've generally done so, but since really messing up my right ankle a couple years ago I've made a special effort to make sure I do so before and during every game.

So last night, much to my chagrin, I tore my left calf muscle playing softball -- just minutes after I had stretched that muscle before an at bat.

A trip to the ER last night to confirm my suspicions (having experienced such an injury before, I knew almost immediately what I had done), I'm already on crutches and will be on them for the next 2-4 weeks.

Last year I decided to stop playing softball because of a lack of playing time, but I got sucked back in this year because of the team sponsored by nannygirl's company and by the lack of able bodies for my firm's mens team. After what happened last night, I'm thinking I might want to stop playing softball to protect what remains of my decreasing agility.
a small, duck-billed platypuswendywoowho on July 29th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ooooof!!! Crutches for a MONTH, with an ACTIVE TODDLER?

And STAIRS????

You poor dear!

At least your upper arms are going to be incredibly buff.
"The Big Apple"mattapp on July 29th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
At least it isn't two weeks on crutches with a 3-week-old, stairs and a wife suffering from severe post-partum depression. :-)
(Anonymous) on July 30th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hi Matthew, No matter what you do, you are special and loved. Even if you tear a muscle.
Love, Grandma