I’ve had a few sweet people asking about my knee issues and how I’m doing, so I thought I’d talk about my knee some more. I’ve been trying to ignore my knee, but IT FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE I GO.
Last Friday I got my hoopty ploopty knee brace. The hope is that the brace will help to stabilize the knee cap, and take some pressure off of the (insert forgotten medical term here) ligament. And saints be praised, it is working. I’ve been able to get around easier without crutches.
And as a bonus, it comes in fashionable black. Which matches nearly everything I own. OH, and it comes with a handy black stocking to wear underneath so that I don’t chafe. The only problem is that I am now forced to wear shorts.
I don’t do shorts.
I found a way around this by wearing close fitting leggings with an oversized shirt. Because I am acutely aware of fashion sensibilities. Coupled with the fact that the AARP is hounding me to join, I must also take into account my age when making fashion decisions.
Fiddledaddy was observing me attempting to put an outfit together for church on Sunday. As I was trying to cover ALL PARTS OF ME UP, he made mention, “Well, your legs have always been your best asset.”
I shot him a look. DUDE, I’M DOWN TO ONE GOOD LEG.
He dug himself out of the hole by telling me that my leg brace made me look athletic.
Jensen said it looked creepy.
I’ll miss that little tyke.
And just to be clear, the leg model in the above image? IT IS NOT ME.
Now it’s a waiting game. The pain is still present, but manageable. And I can’t venture too far, which, WHO CARES? It’s 145 degrees here in Equator, Florida.
I see my doctor next week, but I tell you, going to the Mayo Clinic is still on the table. Now I’m having issues with the joints in my arms and my right hand. My first thought is osteoarthritis. My blood work all came back negative for rheumatoid arthritis. But I’m open to any diagnosis.
So, if body parts start falling off of me, please be a friend and step over them. And act like nothing is wrong.
Again and again, thank you all for your encouragement, prayers, and support.