Kim Sang Min/김상민 – You
So, this week has been pretty brutal.
I had a slightly off calf for a week. Stretched, iced, and massaged to ease the cramp. Well…apparently my body had enough. After work I hopped a bit to cross the street, felt a pop, and screamed.
Someone said that it was just a pulled muscle, so just walk it off. It ended up talking me triple the time it usually takes me to get home. All the while, I was Googling my symptoms. I was really hoping it wasnt what I had come across…
…but it was.
A snapped a tendon.
Thats what I found out the next day. I walled carefully to the hospital. The doctor asked me what was up, and squeezed way too hard which made me scream again. Most people dont know this, but I cant scream like the girls in the movies. I usually yelp. So even I was shocked with the sound that came out of my throat. Anyway got xrayed, sonared…and then got casted.
This time in Korea has been quite horrible on my body.
The verdict is to remain off my leg for a month. The problem is the crutches are hurting the wrist I injured last summer, as well as aggravating my back issue from last summer. Then toss in the fact I had to crutch my way home for 45minutes after work on the hospital visit day, so my arms are dead.
Basically my body is officially screwed up.
Do keep me in your prayers and send positive thoughts. Seeing as I only have 10 weeks left, and this eats 4, has been driving me crazy. I had planned to see the cherry blossoms in Busan and Japan…but cant now. I wanted to go to Taiwan for a weekend again…but I cant. Its been frustrating.
Plus knowing that I had to pay cab fees daily is knocking down my free spending money for the month. Really annoys me since I had to rethink a purchase.
I know that seems silly…but those little bits of retail therapy really help.
Oh the very plus side? My friends have been trying to boost my spirits, and I am so thankful for that. Also my mother is trying to come over here. She freaked out when she asked her friend to ask her son more about this (I tried to downplay the injury). She called me the next day and told me shes coming. I didn’t cry this whole time…but I couldn’t help it when she said that. Since she was told its worse than a break, she recalled her broke ankle from last year (about this time) and decided that was best. She kept reminding me how lucky she was to have had me at home at the time. I piggy backed her to and from the clinic, then took her to the hospital. I guess that was the last time I could do that for her, since my back injury prevents me from lifting too much now. Anyway, she recalled all the stuff I did for her…and how I didn’t have that here. So when I told her it was okay, I was fine…she told me to shut up and go back to sleep, thinking about what I wanted her to bring.
I am lucky. I just hope she can come soon.