Saturday, January 17, 2015
I've diagnosed myself with preacher's knee. Here are my symptoms. Let's just say I'm sitting on the ground working with a Thirdlander. Perhaps we're going over some of her writing. Or perhaps we're working with some math manipulatives. At some point, I decide to regain verticality. I'll begin to verticalize, which may put my knees in kind of a quasi-kneeling position. One knee, which just so happens to be my left knee, gets a sudden shooting pain in a specific spot. It feels as if I've pressed my knee hard into a stray lego piece that's on the ground. It also feels like someone took a gun and shot a bullet right into the side of my knee.
When I regain verticality, my knee no longer hurts. My knee doesn't hurt except when it's pressed to the ground in a quasi kneeling position. This is called preacher's knee. My preacher's knee will improve if I remember to stop kneeling on it for about six months.
In conclusion, I wish I did not have preacher's knee.