Sunday, September 11, 2011

Seriously? Another injury?

Do you ever get the feeling your life is being written by a really bad sitcom writer? This is getting unbelievable, even for me.

When last I wrote, I'd just started feeling better after getting bronchitis, then strep. My relief didn't last long. I started getting what turned out to be a cold sore (my very first, whee!) within a couple of days of finishing the second round of antibiotics. My dad gave me Abreva, which did wonders for it. We were finally heading home after the storm, and I was looking forward to getting down to business with the blog.

Except it can't work that way, can it. No...that would be far to convenient. Instead, my left knee ended up swelling considerably, to the point I only had around 15-20 degrees of range of movement with it. Oh, and the joint was unstable, meaning that if I wasn't incredibly careful in how I moved, I would wind up feeling the joint separate partly, which is LOADS of fun. I couldn't stand to have my laptop desk on my lap, and I couldn't sit at the kitchen table with it. I was basically out of luck.

My brace has 3 bars immobilizing my knee, with
lots of velcro straps to hold everything in place. Fun.
I spent the week alternately icing and heating, taking ibuprofen for the inflammation and pain and trying not to cry when the joint would go wiggly. Getting around was just out of the question, and bathroom time was LOTS of fun. Then came the stomach pain.

Long story short, I am now in a leg brace from my hip almost to my ankle and told to put no weight on my leg for at least a week. I also have a referral to an orthopedist, although no appointment yet. We'll see how long it is before they have an opening.

Clearly, this has put a bit of a damper on the blog posting, since I can't really get around to take pictures and can't really do much nail stuff. I'm absolutely blown away by how much stuff has happened in the last two months, and keep in mind I haven't even written about it all. It's just insane, and frankly I'm ready to fire my scriptwriter if I could just find him!

So yea... I'm not going anywhere, and I have stuff I'm working on when I can. It's just kind of hard to get to the computer at the moment. Wish me luck, and cross your fingers this is a problem that can resolve on its own, or at least one that won't need surgery. Three surgeries on one knee is just too much, and I've already had two on it.

Come on now, this is getting ridiculous.
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  1. Oh gosh! you are just having a hard time aren't you? I feel so bad for you. I hope things improve better for you soon and not the worst anymore. *big big big hugs*

  2. Thank you so much. It's becoming downright ludicrous now, and I've gotten to where I'm downright jumpy, just waiting for the next blow to fall. Seriously, it's just crazy! I'm TIRED! *laughs*

    At least I CAN laugh about it again, though. The last week has just been me curled in a ball, trying not to cry. Thankfully that seems to have passed for now! *big big hugs back*

  3. Oh Laynie, so sorry to hear about this. You take the time to heal and relax and let your body fix itself. Try to stay postive but cry if you have to cry, it heals also. (((((hugs))))
    I hope things improve for you soon.

  4. Thank you alikat... I'm feeling a lot more optimistic now, but this week has been really draining. This will pass, though, I have no doubt. I've bounced back from worse than this before, I can get through this too.

    At least the brace is helping keep the knee pain down! :D

  5. Oh no, I really hope you get better soon! *GIANT SQUASHY HUG*

  6. Cheryl- thank you so much! I'm feeling a lot better... I can't wait to get back on my feet, literally!

    Akuma- Thank you!!


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