Friends and Kitties!
One of these things is not like the others.
Left foot, Right foot, Left Knee, Cane.
Can you guess?
It's the Left Knee! 'Cos the other three things are working just fine.
Thursday I tripped at work on some piping and landed knee-first on the concrete. It was really weird because I walk over those pipes all the time and I think to myself; "Self, these are a potential tripping hazard, in fact there's reflective tape on them which you requested. Watch your step!" Nonetheless, I managed to snag my toe and since I walk so fast I stumbled and couldn't recover. As I was going down I passed through some strange accident-related space-time distortion because it took forever to hit the ground and I remember telling myself I'd better put my hands out so I didn't land flat on my face. (Which I managed to avoid.)
The second thing I thought was that this was really gonna screw up my yoga...and the third thing was holycrapthishurtslikeamotha!!#@$%$!!!!
It took me two tries to stand up, and when I did I was incredulous with myself that I managed to do something so clumsy. This, from a gal who's molested by stray shopping carts. Someone who runs into walls that leap out of nowhere, in her own home. I managed to limp back to the Control Room, grab a bag of ice, and call my boss. I can't recommend injuring yourself at work--the paperwork is terrible.
So, as of Saturday night it's starting to get better, and I hope that there's no permanent damage. If I need to go to the Doctor of course it will be workman's comp, but I really hope this will heal without any medical
interference intervention. The cane helps a lot, and the knee didn't ever swell very much or bruise. All the pain is in the lower left quadrant of the joint--right where I landed. Unbelievably enough my jeans didn't rip and my hands are totally unscuffed.
The takeaway from this is that I have a whole new "appreciation" for heavy doors and stairs. And out of defiance I'm going to yoga on Tuesday night. Also because I need to stretch out all the muscles that are tight from walking weird, but mostly out of defiance.
On a happier note, our 'Maters are coming in!
I had some for dinner, just picked, with salt and pepper, along with a potato and "sausage" fritatta, and the whole-grain bread I baked Friday night.
All that good food will heal me up quick, right?
Happy Sunday, and have a Trauma Free Week!
XX Sheebie XX