theantijock saidhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood-Schlatter_diseaseStop making fun of me!
Ha. Sorry bud. I had it too. Now nephew has it. All these years later no real issues and no one seems to notice unless I point them out. Back in summercamp it was pretty scary. At one point I lost control of my leg from the knee down and had to swing it into the bunk at night just to get into bed. My counselors thought I was faking for attention and wouldn't send me to the doctor at first (right, as if I wasn't wise-ass enough that I'd need a gimmick).
Hard to remember but I think it was still painful during high school too, at least in 1st year or two. By the end of high school I'd forgotten it was ever an issue. Don't even remember when the pain went away. Just sort of faded into life.
My nephew has put on some weight, being inactive because of the pain. It's a shame because he's a good looking kid and now the weight hides that. I tried getting him to swim, he was a fish as a little kid, but he developed body image issues and doesn't want to take his shirt off in public. So recently I tried to get him to spend the summer with me, thinking he could swim where no one knows him, get some of his weight off so he'd be okay swimming back home.
I tried two or three times to get him to take a trip here. He acts interested then comes up with excuses or just ignores the offer. Stupid little fat kid lolololol. kidding. He's really a good kid. I was just hoping to help him have more fun and to find a way to stay healthy even with his knee problems. Fuck it. We all live our own lives. Can't live it for them.