Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One of those days already

I am eating chocolate at 10:20 am but so far it's already been the kind of day that I don't think any of you lovely people would judge me for it.

Yesterday I walked to a book group half a mile from my house, and halfway there I fell and smashed my knee on the sidewalk. It hurt like heck, but I figured since I was halfway there, by the time Keith got himself and Michael bundled into the car to pick me up I'd already have arrived where I was going ... so I kept walking. I borrowed some peroxide and a band aid because I was bleeding.

By the end of the book group, though, my knee hurt really badly. I couldn't bend it, so going up and down stairs was/is basically out of the question, sitting down and getting up are both a tricky business, and it hurts to the touch. It is swollen (no big surprise there). I'd hoped it might be better this morning but instead it's worse, and to top it all off Michael finds my scab fascinating. He would like nothing better than to "touch" it (aka hit it with the flat of his palm), and he gets pretty mad when I tell him no.

He gets pretty mad about everything this morning. Not sure why he's such a grump, as he slept in an hour later than usual ... right now he's down for a nap. We'll see if this one takes; the last attempt didn't, although spending time with his stuffed animals did seem to tone down the grump a bit. I was literally wiping his tears off my face earlier this morning, so ... yeah.

Of course, bending over is getting to be a nuisance at this point due to the baby belly. I am supposed to squat instead. But that's out of the question with a knee that can't bend.

I am debating going to the doctor. I feel like I would know it if my knee was broken, although I guess it could be a hairline fracture and I'd still be able to put weight on it? Can they even x-ray a pregnant lady's knee?

Can this post count as yesterday's for the 7 posts in 7 days challenge?

Sigh.

8 comments:

  1. When in doubt, go to the doctor! That's always my philosophy. I'm sorry you had a rough morning and I hope the rest of the day is much better!

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    1. I decided to give it another day and see what happens ... mostly because I REALLY don't want to deal with the hassle of going to the doctor if I don't need to. :-/ If it doesn't better by tomorrow though, I think I should go, even if just to confirm it's a sprain.

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  2. Hope your knee is feeling better, be careful!! I hate when I fall and I know I look extremely ungraceful when I do it.

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    1. Haha, me too ... and I fall fairly often it seems. I fell down the stairs last month when my mother-in-law was visiting. Just a klutz I guess!

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  3. When you can, ice it and prop it up. You need to let it rest if you don't want to go to the doctor. The ice will help with the swelling. Good luck and get better soon!

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    1. Thanks! I've kept off it as much as possible today but it is only now, after Michael's gone down for the night, that I've gotten around to icing it. I should've done this during naptime in retrospect ... I may go to the doctor tomorrow if it doesn't seem to be getting better.

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  4. Take care of your self! You surely do not want knee pain later..... getting it checked out may avoid problems later... Lord bless and keep you!

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    1. Thank you! I was able to keep it elevated a lot yesterday and iced in the evening, and it is a lot better today. :) I think I might have sprained it, but I plan on asking our family doctor to look at it when I take my son in for his checkup soon.

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