Monday, July 5, 2010

Limited Post Today

Laid Up With a Bad Knee
I have been having some problems with one of my knees. I did something to it last week, and I don’t remember injuring it. It really got going with pain late in the week. I ended up with having fluid drawn off of the knee. Doctor’s instructions have been: stay off of it, keep an ice pack on it, and take pain meds as needed.

I have been doing that. The doctor did not need to tell me to stay off of it. I couldn’t stand on it due to intense pain.

When it first happened I resorted to using a cane. That worked for a while until the pain got worse. When I went to see the doctor, I knew I would not be able to get inside with just a cane. So I turned my pride level down several notches and called them on my cell phone, and asked, “Could you send someone out with a wheelchair so I could get inside for my appointment.” The were glad to do that and that helped a lot!

Then at home I lowered my pride level down some more. The only way I could get around was with a walker. So old Tennessee Granddaddy is sitting on the side his bed this morning, looking at his ice bag, his pee-can, and with his walker parked close by. I never thought it would come to this.

I may be down, but I am not out. Not by a long shot. I’ll be back, but I may be a step or two slower.

Getting old and having ailments is not fun. In fact being young and having ailments is no fun.

Check back and don’t forget my blog. I hope to be back on track by Thursday with my postings.


Mimi/Susan said...

Hope you get quick relief!

My grandkids are going to miss your jokes!

Dar said...

Mercy sakes, Jim. So sorry to hear about your knee...I can relate...but with my back a few yrs. ago that ended in major surgery, and now with an ailing foot. Listen to the docs and keep on icing. Ice is often, my best friend.
Have a safe recovery and needing some assistance on occasion is o.k. Whatever makes movement easier.
You will soon be back in the boat and wetting a line.

Karen A. Cooke said...

Hi Cuz'
I understand about that "pride level" - I am having a little trouble lowering mine a notch or two while recovering from my surgery. Hang in there - that knee will improve! Both of us had better do what the docs say....and I am working on my pride level! Love ya, your cuz' Karen

Mandy said...

Sorry to hear about your painful knee...Hope you feel better soon! You've got to get that booger replaced!