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Humpty Dumpty

The Universe sends me messages especially when I need to slow down. About 6 this morning  Ye olde "bad knee" gave way and I ended up on the floor. Whoa now, that did hurt. I grasped knee and just held on for about 20 minutes until the intensity diminished.

Next step, figure out how to get up. Husband still asleep in back of house. Damned dog didn't even come to check on me lol. Attained an uoright position and nanaged my tea abd toast.

Now sore and needing to rest the knee. I'm headed for the tub which looks most inviting this morning. Epsom salts and lavender oil...mmmm

Then I'll wrap the knee, prop it up, and choose a new book to read.

There's a blessing in the pain.


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Sep. 27th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathies. Is there something that can be done to fix the knee?
Sep. 28th, 2016 02:46 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I've not had it looked at since I hurt it over 50 years ago. It's always been problematic since then and I'd not go for knee surgery so really there aren't many options. Thanks for the sympathy, I appreciate it.
Sep. 27th, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
so it goes...
Are you thinking about a knee replacement? This sounds incredibly painful, and scary. Resting is good.

Yes, you wrote that your knee was very painful, either yesterday or the day before. It's frustrating when what we want to do, what we used to do so easily, becomes undoable. Too many quarts of greens beans?

I tripped and fell a few months ago, also had a time getting up. I put my hand out to break the fall, and sprained it, so it was useless trying to push or pull myself up. I try to be aware of where my phone is all the time, have it in a pocket if possible, in case that happens again and I can't get up. It's one drawback to being single that is concerning.

Sep. 28th, 2016 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: so it goes...
No way do I want a knee replacement. I'd rather keep my faulty body parts. The original injury to my knee was over 50 yrs ago and it hasn't failed for a time. Too much going up and down stairs helping my daughter move.

Sorry to hear about your fall. I often think I want to live alone, but maybe not the best solution. With daughter and granddaughter moving in, there should be enough people around to pick me up for the next few months anyway.
Sep. 29th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
I hear you about no surgery. I'm terrified to do it, but know so many people who have. One of my clients went on a trip to Greece two weeks after her second knee replacement.

My overarching motivation is to stay independent as long as possible, living alone. Basically, it's gotten to the point where I don't have a choice about the replacement. "You can fight reality, but you'll lose 100% of the time." - Byron Katie
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