As if my day couldn't get any worse after this morning, I went and played ultimate today and into the 3rd game I partially tore my achilles' tendon.
I was in mid-stride running down a disk mid-field (and I was about to get it) and the other player somehow kicked my ankle or stepped on me or something - I can't be sure - all I know is we both tangled going for the disk and that happens. The next thing I knew I was falling to grass at almost full-speed and rolling over screaming. Mrs. Kevster was there on the sideline and came out and several other players were immediately helping me. The nice thing about Ultimate Frisbee is that since it's such a popular college sport, you get a lot of professionals that play on pick-up games like lawyers, engineers, accountants, and doctors to name a few. A surgeon that plays came over and checked me out. She did the whole achilles' tendon field exam on me and told me what was very likely wrong and to get to an Emergency room ASAP to get it looked at.
After a couple hours at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, I now have a splint on my lower left leg (I injured my good leg, not the bad one with all the knee problems - yay) and happy drugs for the pain. I have to see my orthopaed tomorrow morning and will probably have an MRI sometime this week when I'm not in Northern California at my friend's funeral.
I hope the rest of this week goes better than this Sunday did.