I rarely post in real time….

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But I’m in pain and quite cranky, so here goes.

Remember a while back I stained our back deck on my hands and knees? I do it every few years but this time it caught up with me. Thank you (not so) old age, you suck the big root.

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My knee had been stiff and sore for the last month but I’m tougher than I look and just went about my business.

Bad move. Very, very bad.

Yesterday I stepped off my kitchen porch and something snapped. Like a rubber band… and yes, I screamed. Did I mention we had a big storm the night before and had been without power for 10 hours by then?

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Good times.

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I hobbled back in the house and iced it down but holy hell it hurt. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t bend, couldn’t put any weight on it whatsoever. Spent a very uncomfortable and sleepless night, then woke up looking something like this:

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I didn’t dare attempt a shower, so I limped to the doctors office this morning with my radical bed head and frightened a few staff members along the way.

Hey, ya gotta take your jollies where you can.

Turns out the doctor they assigned me wasn’t really a doctor just a nurse practitioner. And when he put me on the table to start pulling and tugging my leg in different directions? I was ready to cram his stethoscope where the sun don’t shine.

After the exam and manipulation I was almost in tears. Which is when he told me to go across town for xrays and an appointment with an orthopedist because oh, by the way… he had no earthly idea what was wrong with me. As I made my way back to the waiting room… with the speed of a 200 year tortoise… I discovered my husband had decided now would be a good time to request his flu shot.

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Which we waited a good half hour for.

So.. by the time I got across town, had xrays and was ready for my orthopedist appt? We found out the orthopedist leaves at noon.

It was 12:05…. and I was not a happy camper.

Long story long, I have an appointment tomorrow morning at 8:00am and they think I either tore a ligament or ripped a tendon. Either way, it’s not good.

And oh yes, my devoted spouse who took the day off from work to care for me? He’s at our local pub having a late lunch. Me? I had to make my own.

Ain’t love grand?

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33 thoughts on “I rarely post in real time….”

  1. What a coincidence. I rarely comment in real time.

    In all seriousness though, I hope this isn’t something that will leave you immobile for a long time. Coincidentally, I just interviewed an Orthopedic Surgeon this week who was talking about ruptured ligaments and torn tendons. Small world.

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  2. I would say good for your husband getting his flu shot but in spite of the separation of several states you still might hit me for that. So here’s just hoping you feel better soon.
    And remember that Yoda could still throwdown like a badass when he was almost nine hundred years old.

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  3. Come on! Don’t play the innocent angel!! You KNEW someone would have to pay for hubbgy ‘cleaning’ out the big barn and, of course, that someome is you!!
    Playing the old ‘either tore a ligament or ripped a tendon’ doesn’t work anymore.

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      1. I was pretty sure it wasn’t you, but I held my tongue a bit just in case. (I was thrown by what looks like a medical image in the background, and I thought, wait, maybe that IS her, at the medical clinic.) In any case, if someone comes at me looking like that, I’ll give them whatever they want…

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  4. Ugh; so sorry. Hope the news tomorrow is “good” as in, rest and anti-inflammatories will eventually fix the underlying issue (along with crutches and a supportive brace), rather than surgery.

    I wish anti-inflammatories fixed the aging aspect, but I’ve tried and sadly must report that they don’t.

    Feel better quickly.

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  5. I feel your pain!! Been there…done that…turning sideways in my driver’s seat to get out of the car!!
    And my apologies…though you can not hear me…I laughed out loud when I got to the end! My bad. Hope you heal soon!!

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