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Ouch, ouch, ouch

January 20th, 2014 at 08:50 am

Yes, this is real pain, not financial pain.

I must have overdone my stretching exercises. My knee is worse. I was warned about this so it is my own fault. Guess I didn't know just how gentle the stretch was supposed to be. I seem to have riled up a new pain on the side of my knee. Aleve didn't help yesterday and sleeping was difficult. I think it's a little better today. I did my stretches this morning but really dialed back.

I forgot to mention that when I went to the physical therapist, I walked past an alcove with a door that was unmarked -- hence, not a business, that I could see. The curious thing was that there appeared to be a bag of coins in a blue plastic bag sitting outside the door, but tucked inside the alcove. Because the plastic was blue, I couldn't be sure it was coins, but it sure looked that way. Well, despite the fact that I will stoop to pick up a penny, I walked by. It somehow seemed like stealing -- surely it was there for some purpose? It was very curious. The bag was the size of a large cantaloupe -- I think there was a lot of money in there, as I don't think it was all pennies!

I actually did navigate the stairs yesterday and did a load of laundry. I did the old-lady double-step and never put my whole weight on the bad knee. I have another load to do, but I'm hoping I can talk my son's family into coming over for a meal today and schlepping the laundry for me. Stairs seem to be the worst thing of all.

I am considering working from home tomorrow. Officially we are not supposed to work from home, according to HR, but a lot of people do it -- for lesser reasons than this. However, I think there is a meeting tomorrow that I should attend. Since I DO have to keep this job for another year and seven months, I suppose I should make the effort. I will have to drive, for not only is the walk to the station not a good idea, the steps to the platform and the BIG step onto the train would be suicide. Suicide for my knee, not me!

But driving is expensive, especially when I have already paid for the train pass. Oh well, I have learned that health comes first, even before frugality!

5 Responses to “Ouch, ouch, ouch”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Yikes! Hope your knee feels better soon. :/

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Did they suggest ice for your pain in addition to Aleve? Take it easy for sure and watch for ice patches...don't want you falling down.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Oh I hope it feels better soon!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, ice packs were suggested. I have a packet of peas I keep in the freezer for that purpose. Just have to make sure I never eat them!

  5. bluesfemme Says:

    i feel your pain - two dodgy knees after a car accident and then issues with recovery exercises means the step together down the stairs is my norm too. Take care - i find a pull-on bandage can help too, as it keeps the knee aligned. Is it possible at some point to get a washing machine plumbed into your kitchen like they do in the UK - that laundry must be a pain at times.

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