Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Good and Bad News

OK. It's the usual good news, bad news scenario. No broken bones, but soft tissue damage - possibly a ligament, possibly the meniscus. I was told to make a follow-up appointment with a Dr. Michael Repine, a knee orthopedic specialist, within the next 7 days. Dr. Repine's next available appointment is in the late afternoon on January 11. That's more than 7 days, isn't it? I'm to call this afternoon and tomorrow morning to see if they have had any cancellations.... I was awake most of the night because of the pain; it's pretty dull if the leg is straight and unmoving, but if I bend it by mistake, it'll take my breath away and make me cry. So I'm in a knee immobilizer until seen by Dr. Repine. - Keep it elevated, stay off it, and keep it iced. Dr. Meyers tried to give me pain pills this morning, but I declined. I guess I won't walk the Rs tomorrow, but I start house-sitting on Saturday - oh, boy.
The kids have been very cuddly, but since I'm even slower to get up, they keep climbing back onto me as I try to get out of the right side of the bed with a straight left leg. It's laughable! I finished reading Dick and Felix Francis' Even Money last night, and I'm more than half-way through Clive Cussler's Spartan Gold now. At the moment it looks like there's 6 inches of snow in the back yard, and it's still falling; it was 23 when I got out of bed this morning, and the temperature rose all of 3 degrees today. We hope to get into the lower 30s on Monday - before that, it's all sub-freezing.

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