Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Busy work & pain



I've been trying to keep myself busy but the gods are conspiring against me I think. Some of you may remember that my right knee has been giving me some trouble from time to time. Well, from time to time has now moved up to all the time. Along with the pain in the knee that now goes on forever, I am favoring it so my hip hurts too. Crap!

An appointment with the Dr. on Thursday will begin what I hope doesn't lead to surgery but perhaps physical therapy instead. There is so much I want to do in my house but the pain gets really bad after only a half hour standing on the foot. All of this is making me a bad combination of cranky and depressed. Not a good place to be. The hip thing is keeping me from sitting long enough to write letters for the Pantry so now I am behind on that as well. Can I get some more whine with this pitty party....

Anyway, I have not progressed to far on James's new quilt but I did manage to find a few more blocks for the Kaffe piece above. I should really lay out and observe blocks more carefully. I would have moved a couple of those around where there is too much light together. What I really need is a handwork project. Something small and manageable for couch potatoing.

I'll let you know how the Dr, goes tomorrow. I suspect the first thing will be a series of x-rays to see what the actual damage is. As per the Stones-what a drag it is getting old. I am writing on the blackboard a hundred times-I will stop whining like a 90 year old.


Yours truly,


Bad Patient with no patience

9 comments:

Gerrie said...

good luck with the appt., but don't rule out surgery. It has made a big difference for a couple of friends. Plus you can play invalid for a few weeks and get lots of attention.

Mary said...

Good luck with the Dr.

I like knitting for those days I'm not feeling up to doing any quilting.

Rian said...

Good luck!

Take some ibuprofen and get a good book.

Libby said...

I dare say you are not old . . . but in the words of my dad, "Getting old is NOT for sissies!" *s*

Terri said...

Have you tried Move Free? I use it - half dose - every day, and can still move my arthritic hands, neck and lower back. I don't know if it would help you, but it'd be a good thing to try. Better than surgery...
BTW beautiful quilt... just my kind, colorful!
Hugs,

Joanne S said...

Learning how to use the new Lion system on the Mac. Swishing my fingertips over a little silver tablet. which is very much like an iPhone.

My hip hurts whenever I walk on an uneven surface. I think my legs might not be the same length. I KNOW my arms aren't. I take one Aleve after breakfast and another after work. It helps. the doctor gave me those big orange pills. Nothing hurts when I take them but they aren't good for my liver.

I hope the X-rays show nothing at all. Then you get to do PT, exercise and take pain meds until you make your muscles and ligaments strong enough to move without pain. It works. And always lead with the strong leg when going up or down. Trust me on that.

Barbara C said...

I hope you feel better: it's hard to be happy when you're in pain. In my experience, physical therapy can work wonders. I hope you find some good treatment options.

Libby said...

The surfing backwards comment made me think of the Cardiff Kook - a local landmark. Check out the wiki site to find out about the fun that goes on just down the road *s* Hopefully it will give you a laugh and help you forget the aches and pains.

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