Finally! Spring has sprung!
We have sunshine. We have blooming tulips, daffodils, and forsythia! The grass is green and pretty, yellow dandelions are popping up. Robins are chirping and building their nests. Trees are budding out and blooming. It seemed to happen overnight!
Unfortunately, there is no spring in my step.
I am grounded by a possible torn meniscus. There are no long walks or bike rides in my near future.
Just one short week after I injured my leg, my knee locked up unexpectedly and I fell on it. Luckily I was home in my bedroom and landed on a padded, carpeted floor. It could have been much worse as I had just returned from running errands and could have fallen at the grocery store.
Nevertheless, the pain was excruciating and I could not put any weight on my leg. I broke out in a dripping sweat. I remembered that we had crutches stored in the basement. My husband had injured his knee several years ago. I couldn’t figure out how to get downstairs to get the crutches. I tried crawling on the floor. Oddly enough, I was able to kneel painlessly on my hurt leg. I crawled down the stairs and found the crutches but my leg hurt too much to climb back up. I had to crawl. I made it to the couch and decided to go to the emergency room. I thought I might have have fracture of some kind. I called my husband to come home from work.
We decided to go to the Bone And Joint Walk In Clinic. I had an examination and x-ray and was diagnosed with a possible torn meniscus. I am waiting to get insurance approval for an MRI. I do not really know what will happen – surgery, physical therapy, cortisone shot?
So, I have been banished to the couch for the last few days. I am resting, elevating, and using ice on my knee. The swelling is going down and it feels better. I can tell that something is not right with my leg.
I’m trying to relax and let my husband take care of everything. It is so hard to be inactive and I feel very anxious about my injured limb. I am also worried about gaining weight. I want to be spring cleaning, planting flowers, and riding my bike.
I am so lucky to have such a helpful husband! He is amazing!
So, it is just me and my cats on the couch with my iPad, my crocheting, and a pile of magazines. I am watching lots of movies and crocheting lots of baby hats. Although my cats are good company, I feel very lonely. I am so happy to see my husband when he comes home from work. We did go out for dinner last night and grocery shopping yesterday morning but it was a lot of effort. I’m not very good with the crutches.
It is not the end of the world! It could be a good opportunity to learn patience. Reboot. Time to rest and relax.