Saturday, September 17, 2005

I wasn't drinking and I wasn't doing anything stupid

so this is hardly fair: I spent most of the latter part of the day getting my left knee X-rayed. Nothing broken, and it doesn't really even hurt much, unless it kind of pronates? and then it hurts really a lot and I fall over. I can, however, drive just fine. So after my ankle rolled while I was standing on a stepstool (I swear, I felt the knee go strange, I thought "this could be serious," I hit the floor, I though "That wasn't bad! but what about that knee, eh?") I put it in an Ace bandage and watched a movie and then since it was swelling like a lot, I went to the Concord Hospital Emergency Room. Where I knitted most of a mitten. They eventually told me nothing was broken and gave me crutches and a nifty Velcro immobilizer and said to ice it and stay off it and if it wasn't a LOT better in two or three days I should go Concord Orthopedics.

They also gave me a prescription for Vicodin and told me to take ibuprofen. CVS was closed so I just came home, and I am going to go to bed. If I had had any trouble clutching in (or getting to the car), I would have called people (there are people I could have called).

It could easily have been worse. If I have much more good luck like this I may throw in the towel.

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Oooh, so sorry about the knee. Were you cleaning at the time? (That'll do it for me! :D )

Cassie said...

That stinks! Take care of yourself and yell if you need anyone to send you fiber. ;-)

Laurie said...

Sucks bigtime, girl. At best, sounds like a meniscus, at worst, ACL. Probably the former, from the mechanism of injury. Did you hear or feel a pop? RICE is good advice, to get over the initial pain and swelling. Knitting time.

Teresa C said...

Ouch! I am feeling for you girl! Whatever you do, don't push it. Use the crutches, rest, ice all that...

Heal well!

claudia said...

That totally bites.

Maybe you should sit still and knit something.

Juno said...

I hate it when you aren't doing anything wrong and the universe bites you on the ass anyway.....somehow it is easier to bear whan it feels deserved. This too shall pass? Sometimes it is hard to believe, I know.

May your inflammation subside quickly....

Helen said...

Yikes! Sounds painful. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Chicken soup, ice packs, fiber?