Life is Pain

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I have no idea why but my knee has been acting up all week. It is depressing because everything was feeling great after the series of injections in April. I don’t know if I did something or overworked it or what but what I don’t want to think about is what it means if I only got a month or so out of the last injections. That’s not a good thing.

Should I have gone to my lessons? I don’t know. I mean Showcase is 10 days away and I still need all the practice I can get. If there was a guarantee that rest would make it better, then I could justify it. But I have no idea whether rest is going to help at this point. So I put on the brace and decided to see how things went.

And because it is so close to Showcase, we did rounds. Started with the auxiliary dances (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango, Peabody and Country Two Step). Outside of hustle, I tend to like these even more than some of the main nine dances that I do. The Peabody is basically running but everything still felt OK so I thought I was good to go.

The Rhythm round and the routines were next and again, the knee was behaving. Then we go to the smooth round and the rise and fall in Waltz kind of killed it. Can’t explain why. Just know there were these sharp stabs of pain which I couldn’t really hide. So we backed off and just did the rest of the smooth at half speed.

I have no idea how it is going to behave going forward. I’m doing what I can with ice and supplements and braces but it may not be enough. It makes me start to wonder if it is time to find something that might be easier on the knees. We do make certain adjustments to try and protect the knees but I don’t want to get to the point where I’m doing a shadow of the dance because my knee won’t allow me to do anything more.

Could make for an “interesting” Showcase.

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