Monday, November 18, 2019

Oh dear.

I fell down on my right knee one week ago (Monday).
That is not me, but it was the closest picture I could find that resembles me.
I was wearing jeans and a coat, so that is clearly not me.
But I did yell something like, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

Ah, but I did get up.



Friday I found out I have a fractured patella - knee cap


So I have crutches - and a walker - in our bedroom.
I had never so appreciated walking into the kitchen before, or anywhere.

And I've never appreciated my husband more.


I'll meet with an orthopedic surgeon soon and of course blog.

I thought using crutches would be easy.
It is SO NOT!!!
(Ah, but I am getting the hang of it.)
(I was walking during the week, but when the X-ray showed the fracture,
well, the nurse called and told me to get crutches immediately,
and use them until I see the orthopedic doctor.)
(I'm being obedient.)


I'll close with some funnies I found while looking for 'crutches or falling cartoons'.

 







That's all for today.
(That last cartoon didn't seem too funny.)

2 comments:

Melissa Norman Hahn said...

Sorry you are going through this. Broke my ankle many years ago and that first cartoon is very true. Hope you have a good ortho doc, they will make all the difference. Keep your real ⎌knees as long as you can. The replacements are not as good as your own when they were working well. Keep us posted on your progress, God bless you.

Myra said...

Cracked a knee cap as a kid.....ace bandage was all guess we heal better as kids. Loved the funnies and agree the last one was sad but true! Heal quick!