If it’s not one thing, it’s another

8 Nov

I was slipping my right shoe off, toe to heel, as most people do, when I heard (and felt) a “pop” in my left knee.Pain filled my knee as I tried to stand.

Why me?Why now? I thought. I just got through the car crisis of last week.  For those of you who read last week’s post, I had to replace my catalytic converter. Ka-Ching!

I had just come in from walking Lucy before heading out the door to an Oregon Basset Hound Rescue meeting and Sunday Brunch. Not great timing for a knee situation.

I hopped to a chair and considered my options. I Googled knee injuries. Based on my symptoms it was 50/50 as to whether I should see a doctor. I decided to go to the meeting, then the doctor. I hopped to the closet where I stored the crutches leftover from an ankle sprain several years ago, then headed out the door.

When I finally saw a  doctor, he manipulated my knee and declared it an “internal knee derangement” and possibly a meniscus injury. He told me to do the things I already knew to do: the PRICE treatment (Protect Rest Ice Compression Elevation), referred me for physiotherapy and to an orthopedist.

The crutches are torture and I’ve only been on them 2 days. Fortunately, my teaching partner met me at the doors of our school with a wheelchair and wheeled me to my classroom, where I spent the day on my rolling chair.

It hurts less today. I can almost straighten it and I can put my foot flat on the floor (though I’m not ready to also put pressure) so I hope I am not on crutches too long. Please indulge whatever practice you prefer: pray for me, cross your fingers, send positive energy. This 50-year-old is too old for crutches.

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5 Responses to “If it’s not one thing, it’s another”

  1. Lisa Orchard November 8, 2016 at 5:40 am #

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Adrienne! I hope you heal quickly. ((Hugs))

  2. Linsey Taylor November 8, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Murphey’s Law… it comes in 3s. Sorry to hear about your car and even more so your knee! Follow doctor’s orders!

  3. Tara Smith November 8, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Ouch! I hope for a speedy recovery for you!

  4. arjeha November 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh my. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Now it is time for something good to happen for you. Hope it is on its way.

  5. Brian Rozinsky November 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Positive energy being beamed your way, Adrienne. I think it’s powered by the smile generated when you shared the memorable medical phrase, “internal knee derangement.” Stay sane, as best you can.

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