Visited an ortho surgeon this morning....His diagnosis is that I have torn my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and will be confirmed by an MRI this afternoon! He jokingly said that I have joined the iluustrious list of athletes who have torn their ACL like Woods and Owen.
He has recommended a surgery for ACL reconstruction/grafting which will land me in a hospital bed for 5 days and put me on crutches for about 6 weeks (with physio). Thereafter, another six weeks with knee braces - which will set me back at least RM18k, according to the doc; which of course the insurers will foot it.
He drained about half a bowl of blood and liquid from the knee area through needle aspiration...in his clinic! When he pricked the needle through the flesh around the knee area, it felt a wee bit discomforting. My knee felt much better after that.
Will decide later whether to opt for an op this afternnon after the MRI. He has suggested this Friday for the op...Will update!!