TWO pounds — not Two Hundred

Remember that knee injury in the last post? Apparently it wasn’t as benign as I thought. When I got up Friday, my knee was very achy.  It felt like a knuckle that needed to be popped/cracked.   So I proceeded to bend my knee in and out and pressed sideways.


Apparently that was me putting my dislocated knee back into place.  Or, at least, that was what the doctor said when I showed up at her office Friday afternoon.  Right before she put me in a full-leg imobilizer and on crutches.  I have an appointment with the orthopedic specialist on Monday morning.  She prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs.  She offered pain pills but I declined, which would turn out to be a stupid move.

Before going to the doctor I had to come home and shave my legs. Despite pain, I was not going to show up with hairy legs. My husband thought that was funny.  I reminded him that if I ended up with some sort of brace, it would be a long time before I got to shave that leg again and I might as well start out right.

So I also started on the path to eating better and working out this week.  I’m pretty sure I read that you’re supposed to start with small weights and work your way up. I had planned to start with the 2 and 5 pound weights downstairs. I had not intended to try to lug my 200 pound self around on crutches. I’m not sure what is more sore – my knee or my shoulders.

A note to the patrons at Target – I’m very sorry for your toes. I am not used to driving those automated cart-thingies. I promise running into you was not intentional. I would have sent my husband into the store; however, we needed supplies to work on my daughter’s school project and that is something Mommy is more familiar with.

I’m wondering if anyone has an absolutely infallible spill-proof toddler cup.  At this point, paying $20 for a really good cup is cheaper than the money I’m sure to pay in medical bills.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. misssrobin
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 21:33:39

    Sorry. I hope you heal quickly. It’s so hard to be out of commission when you’re the mom. Too many things that only mom knows how to do.


  2. lawyerchik1
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 12:17:36

    I’m so sorry! But I had to laugh (a little)! Nice job on the description of what is assuredly a painful situation. 🙂 [And I’m totally with you on shaving the legs! When you just don’t know how long it’s going to be before you see your skin again – let alone be able to groom it! – you have to do what you can when you can! Tell your DH that he owes you a visit to the spa for a wax when you get the immobilizer off!]


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