What I’ve been up to – 近況 (1)

It’s been a while since I wrote last time. I just wanted to make a note for what I’ve been going through.

As I mentioned in my last post (in Japanese), I got injured while playing soccer on March 21st. Nothing really happened during the game but my right knee started hurting on that night. It was really swollen too and the pain was growing as time went by. Next morning, it was very difficult to walk so I decided to go to see doctor.

I went to see one of the PCMOs (Peace Corps Medical Officers) and I was told to have X-ray done at a local hospital. With my film, I went to see a local doctor who’s specialized in orthopedics. There was nothing wrong with my bone but apparently my knee is internally bleeding so he got rid of blood by injecting an empty syringe. It was a painful procedure but after that, my knee pain went away. He told me to take a good rest for 2 weeks.

I was staying at a hotel for about 10 days and then our Country Director (CD) kindly invited me to stay at his house. After 2 weeks, I went to see the orthopedist again and after carefully checking my knee, he told me that my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) might be torn. In order to see if my ACL is torn, I needed to get an MRI so I went to another hospital to undergo this procedure.

To be continued…

 

前回の日記から大分日があいていましました。サッカーの試合以来何があったのか、記録に残しておこうと思います。

前回書いた通り、サッカーの試合のあと膝がMAXに痛くなり、さらにパンパンに腫れ上がって、翌日には歩けない程痛くなったので、医者に行くことにしました。

ピースコーには専属のお医者さんがいまして、まずその人に会い、地元の病院でレントゲンを撮った後、地元の整形外科に行きました。レントゲンによると、骨には異常はないとのこと。とりあえず注射器を膝にぶっ刺して血を抜きました。痛かったけど、お蔭で痛みは大分なくなる。2週間様子を見ましょうとのことで、そこから2週間首都に缶詰となりました。

2週間後、再び医者に行くと、膝の動きのチェックをされ、もしかすると前十字靱帯が断裂しているかもしれない、との診断を受けました。今度はMRIを撮ってきてと言われ、また別の病院に行き、MRIを撮りました。

続く。

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