Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary To Me!

You know how in a new relationship you celebrate every milestone no matter how trivial? How you think about them all the time? No matter what is going on, they can pop into your head and drive every other thought out. Ah, the beauty of new relationships! Today is my 2 week anniversary with my hurt knee. Yes, it has been 2 glorious weeks of nonstop togetherness. My knee has been on my mind constantly, to the exclusion of every other thought. I think about it all day and without Lord Lortab I would fantasize about it all night.

I twisted my stupid knee getting into the tub. Nothing major at the time, but as the day went on it kept getting worse. The next morning I could not even put a toe down. I don't know how I made it to the back door to let the dogs out or got my coffee going, but those are 2 huge priorities in the morning so I hopped around and got it done. I figured I just sprained it, so I spent the next couple of days holding down the couch, giving myself freezer burn on that knee, and in a lewd position trying to keep that knee elevated. The only part of the RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevate) treatment I was unable to do was compression. I can't stand even a blanket on it when it really starts to sing, so that was out. I finally raised the white flag and went to the doctor a week ago this last Friday. My guts were protesting so much OTC pain meds so I was also hoping to get a little higher end med in addition to finding out what in the hot heck hades hell was going on with my knee. My knee was already hurting but when that doctor, who I had no problem with up to this point, started messing with it I about came up off the exam table. Acorn says the only thing that was touching the table were my elbows. From that moment on, I have hated him and never want to look at his ugly (he wasn't really ugly) mug again, and have been pondering starting a smear campaign against him. He, not having to deal with the pain, told me to keep with the OTC meds, even though the recommended dose was not helping and I had been going over it -- he just told me not to do that -- because he is a diabolical servant of Satan. I was living on Sprite and crackers, in a tremendous amount of pain, busy cutting out words from magazines to glue together as a hate letter to send to that doctor, when I lost all my good humor and went to the E.R., after talking to his nurse and finding out he was out for the day, no doubt checking in with his lord and master Satan. They at the E.R. sympathized with me, after seeing my white knuckled grip on the chair, and gave me a prescription for Lortab. They are not on my hate letter mailing list, which is good, my magazines being cut to shreds and not wanting to go to the store to get more. I am seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Weds because the MRI showed fluid in my knee and God only knows what all, I don't speak Evil Bloody Hemorrhoid so I'm not sure what all the doctor spewed out.

Today I am going to spend time thinking of my not beloved, and pondering 2 weeks of togetherness. I really hate new relationships. I'm going to the store to buy more magazines now; my knee just got on my mailing list.


Lisa said...

You're blog is fun to read! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that you hurt your knee. It can happen so quickly, and for the life of us MS'rs we can't figure out why? We've done that action many times before, then out of the blue.............HELLO!!!

I was just playing pool with my son (fentanyl keeps me up for up to 36+ hours, and this is the day I did the patch). I was sitting on the stairs and watching my son, well it was my turn so I got up and promptly fell on my knees, elbows and face. Does not look too bad, swelling/bruising on the left knee, both elbows and now a migraine coming in. (hit left cheek on my face ) looks like I got hit in the face. (thank god for pain killers)

DO NOT ASK me what happened. I guess I forgot I was on the stairs, and just got up and put my foot down thinking I was gonna step on the floor. Yeah I got onto the floor, but god what a sight. My poor son (16) was so scared for me, I felt so terrible to put him through my super mom routine. 'MS mom, she hit the ground in a single bound.' LOL.

I hope that my left will not get bad, like I said it doesn't look that bad. Just hurts a bit. Another reason to keep my legs and feet covered.

Just when you think you have it all, MS come to the door and gives you a lovely gift, just a little something to say, 'hey, I did not forget you'. Thanks ( say) and go to hell. For some reason it does not listen. Go figure eh?

Thanks for listening, and hope all of us feel better soon.

See you soon. CITH