Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I. Am. Resilient!!

I planned to attend church services Sunday morning. I had not actually seen our familiar congregation in twain weeks. Because. We visited my brother and sister-in-law's church last Sunday. I planned to attend a family wedding Sunday afternoon. Although I hadn't a clue yet what I'd wear!! Typical who-cares-about-clothes me!! What I did not plan? Slipping and falling in murky mud outside as I emptied our kitchen garbage at 6:30 AM that very Sunday morning. Well. I suppose that nobody plans to slip and fall!! It felt so very much like a repeat occurrence from over three years ago. I slipped, fell, the right leg {Again? Poor, poor leg!!} buckled under my body, and I felt a pop somewhere. It was an excruciatingly painful déjà vu. A re-injury of my right knee/calf/ankle/foot. Or so I initially thought!! For every single "symptom" seemed the same as before, save blue discoloration on my right foot. Pure Drama Queen panic soared through me as I immediately stood back up--alone--in our backyard. "Oh no, not again!!" I said in pitch black darkness. I may or may or may not have also uttered "crap", but there are far worse things to say considering the circumstances!! "Walking it off" is impossible. Because, with each step I took, the pain intensified. This I remember all too well. And truth be told? Since it felt like a re-injury from over three years ago, I dreaded what was to come. Such as this. A long, long, long recovery process. Or this. My right leg has not been the same strength-wise since before three years ago. Yep. With the occasional sharp heel pain--which can be "walked off"--I have not completely recovered from my injury three years ago. Great. My biggest issue right now? I cannot completely flex my knee sans excruciating pain. And let me tell you something right now. I tolerate pain. Also, while lying straight, my leg stiffens up making it feel as though the bottom half belongs to somebody else. This can be "walked off". And with every light unsteady step, I literally feel my leg loosen up. Although I do remember no longer being able to bend the knee over three years ago {It regained its flexing ability!! Eventually!!} I do not remember my leg stiffening up. This is such a strange, creepy sensation!! At 3AM yesterday morning, I used the restroom and noticed my right knee was swollen. I've injured myself so very often, I could write a Bestseller about how to treat them!! I recognize swelling when I see it!! And, yes, I know all about the R.I.C.E. method. {Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.} So, off to the doctor's office we drove. She told us that it was a knee strain. To continue the R.I.C.E. method. And, should it worsen, call her. So. For twain days, I have been limping around like some old lady with my Mom's cane. {She uses it when her back goes out!! Mom is far from being considered an "old lady"!!} Plus eating some chocolate. I have been watching lots of television. Plus eating some chocolate. I have been writing a little in my journal. Plus eating some chocolate. I have been hobbling around the house mainly to urinate. Plus eating some chocolate. I have watched a Nightly News story about this Boston Bombings survivor whose legs were blown off, and being knocked by Perspective. Plus eating some chocolate. I have once again mastered the art of standing up one-legged. {Sitting down is much easier, albeit quite "unladylike", as I plop.} Plus eating some chocolate. I have been going around chanting this. I. Am. Resilient!! Did I mention I've been eating some chocolate?! So, dear Blogging Friends. As sitting at this very flat-screened desktop computer feels uncomfortable--I stood up countless times just to "stretch my leg"--I'm afraid I will be absent from both Beautifully Unique and your Blogs until this knee strain heals up a bit. Please do not forget about me. I will miss your Blogs!! But I shall return. Because. 

I. Am. Resilient!! 

8 comments:

Soggibottom said...

Get well soon
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Raelyn said...

Freya Rose Blossom....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Get well soon!". Thanks, Friend!! ;op

Molly The Wally said...

Oh dear we know ow that feels see yesterdays post but a bruised butt is one thing a strained knee is another. We hope you take it easy and keep to RICE. Get well soon and no worries we see you when you are better. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly...
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Oh dear we know how that feels see yesterdays post but a bruised butt is one thing a strained knee is another.". I will check out yesterday's post!! Yeah, I would take the bruised butt right about now!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;-D
"We hope you take it easy and keep to RICE. Get well soon and no worries we see you when you are better.". Thanks, Friend!! ;op

Ryker said...

You will not be forgotten! Do what you need to do to get better...Miss Rose needs you to take her for walks so get better soon! And I am hoping thats dark chocolate...

Raelyn said...

RYKER....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"You will not be forgotten! Do what you need to do to get better...Miss Rose needs you to take her for walks so get better soon!". Thanks, Friend!! ;)
Dark chocolate....? Um.... No, it has mostly been in the form of leftover red/green Christmas M&M's!! ;op

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Goodness, I hope you feel better soon
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Goodness, I hope you feel better soon!". Thanks, Friend!! ;op