Ah, what’s wrong with my legs? I’m on a medication that keeps my blood from clotting as quickly as normal people’s blood does. Four years ago, as a fourth year veterinary student, I was kicked by a thoroughbred in my front right thigh. Because I bleed easily, the kick caused a lot of damage, and I ended up losing a big hunk of muscle. The leg still pains me if I don’t warm it up properly, and I have to watch that my leg doesn’t buckle a bit when I’m not paying attention to how I’m walking.
To add insult to injury, I spontaneously snapped a small tendon in my left calf in February. While it didn’t leave any major lasting problems, I now notice that I get pain in that calf after walking for a while, and my leg also tires more easily now.
The two bad legs have been playing off of each other, to the point where I know I need to exercise them to get the most out of them that I can. I have another entry in my diary regarding why I’m on the blood thinner – it’s on private but I’ll go open it up since there really isn’t anything all that private in it. It’s dated for May 21st, if you want to go back and look at that too.
Don’t get the wrong idea though – I’m perhaps a little medically challenged, but I’m not in particularly bad shape, considering.