Friday, August 22, 2008

Unhappy Patient

I am not a happy person right now. I just spent the last 4 hours in the ER.
I have an ongoing injury from an accident a few years ago. My knee started "giving out" a while back. I wear a prosthetic brace and a knee brace on a normal day.

My knee was giving me trouble all day today and it finally "went out" at the market for the 8th time today. I was in tears because it was so painful.

I was going to go to the Urgent care center but was told they had no appointments not even a walk-in and because the hospital is getting ready for their new move they had no x-ray equipment. Actually, the secretary told me they wouldn't have radiology equipment for a few weeks. What kind of urgent care center is this? She suggested the ER. My dr for this injury is 2 hours away and that is not an option.
I waited for Ed to get home and we went to the ER. They tried to bend this leg in impossible positions. Not-good. The dr came in and gave me the diagnosis, I tore the cartilage in my knee. OUCH! They put me in an immobile brace until I get to a knee surgeon. I cannot bend it. I cannot put weight on it.

It is my right leg so driving is off the list (so is This set of crutches is my new transportation. I had a set once before. I was 8 months pregnant with the last child. I had a full leg cast and a set of crutches. Now, that was a sight to see. I wasn't good on crutches then and I'm not much better now!
I am supposed to be on R&R. I am making a list of jobs for the DH and the daughter. It will take Ed all weekend to get his list accomplished. Keep in mind, I have had a few surgeries in the past and he takes a break between each chore. What is that all about? If I did that, I wouldn't get anything done.
After one surgery he put me in the bedroom and told me to yell if I needed anything. He shut the door. How in the world would he hear me? I fixed that situation, pronto! I told him to bring me the antique cow bell. The cow bell is very loud!
He says he didn't mean to shut me out of earshot and he tried to tell me it was to give me peace and quiet but I have to wonder..........LOL

He made an attempt to put me in the bedroom this time but I balked. My knitting is in the living room. Besides while resting in the living room I can monitor chore duty..........:)
I don't like to be out of "commission." It is not fun. I see dust bunnies that I've never seen when I was on two feet. All of sudden I want to clean. Here I sit, naming the dust bunnies and trying to coax them to come to me so I can grab them. that I think about it, I wonder if dust bunnies can be spun? hee-hee

I need some sock yarn to console me!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL


Anita said...

That just sucks! I hate you've been injured again.... you need to prod those guys with your crutches, get em moving! LOL
Try to look at it as a good thing, no cleaning & lots of time to knit! :)
Spinning dust bunnies... ROFLOL!!
Take care & I hope you are feeling better soon!!!!

Bubblesknits said...

Ouch! That's awful! Try to behave yourself and maybe they won't lock you in the bedroom. *snicker*

Channon said...

Bless your heart!! I'm terribly sorry. My back kinked up rather severely this morning... must have been a sympathy pain for you. Feel better soon and do be a good patient!

Laura Neal said...

Get thee to a case of Xango and you will feel so much better. It healed the torn cartledge in my knee. My doc was simply shocked! NO physical therapy and no surgery!
I am a whiz with crutches, I have had so much practice, just get yourself in a big area with no clutter and you can swing and move mucho pronto.
I hope you feel better!

Firefly Nights said...

So sorry to read about your injury. It sounds even more painful than my knee problem so I can really sympathize. I hope it gets better quickly.