Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bee’s Knees… Not!

I’m taking a break from the ice packs. I have laid around so much today that I’m tired of laying around.  I did spend time visiting on the phone this afternoon, cutting up and laughing and just visiting with a dear blogging friend.  She said I had better post pics of my knee after I told her it was looking better.  I don’t think she believed me…

If you hadn’t read my posts for very long or don’t remember,  I hate ice.  Let me clarify… I love ice in my tea or in my soda.  I hate ice on my body.  Generally I think it makes things hurt more than it helps.  However, in this case I have to say that I have been faithful to putting ice packs on my knee and it is helping.  My knee is achy, but it does not hurt to walk on my leg, carefully.  The swelling is dispersing around and not so defined and tight.  If I can force myself to stay off my feet and ice for another 24 hours and it keeps going like it has, then I’m not going to worry about getting it checked out by a doc. 

here it is day 2 ‘Scuse the wrinkled knees… It comes with the territory of aging.  My laugh wrinkles are worse.  Anyway you can see the swelling is going across the front and other side of my knee.

see it is better From another angle. I’m going to have a very colorful knee for a while.

We had a rainstorm blow through while I was in the bed with my leg propped up.  It had quit by the time I took my ice pack break and the sunshine had come out in all it’s glory so I thought I’d take my knee pictures outside.

day 2 angels at work Do I need to tell you that it is now very humid?

day 2 angels at work  I think I’d rather just say that these photos caught the angels working on my oweee.

27 comments:

Roslyn said...

My knees are kinda bony too, but they are not nearly as colorful as yours!
That looks really painful.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I believe you!! That looks SOOO much better and I'm relieved to see the huge improvement. Be careful, SASS! Ice, dogs, and hard surfaces don't mix. Well, maybe they do and they turn into beautiful, black, blue, and green colors. :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Ros, it really looks awful, but it doesn't feel as bad as it looks. It's achy and I don't want to poke around on it or try to run, but to just walk is okay as long as I'm watching where I'm walking. Don't want to fall on it again. Not saying it won't ever happen again, but not for a loooonnngggg time.

Reddirt Woman said...

See Robynn... I wouldn't lie to you. I'm back with the ice again right now and talked to my baby brother and found out if I'm not icing it I need to wrap it for the next couple of days to try to keep it from re-swelling. So I'm minding what I'm supposed to be doing.

darsden said...

Helen, your knee makes my tummy hurt... please take care of it.. stay off it and take some medicine to help...good grief...woman I know you are sore so becareful!!

Pastor Sharon said...

I'd say with that humidity "aura" around your knees, there is some serious healing going on! LOL

Evansmom said...

All I can say is ouch. Hope you are 100% better soon.

hetty said...

You call that better? I'd say it was a big colourful mess! Take care of those bony knees. They are the only ones you've got! They still look painful to me!

jojo said...

ouch, ouch, ouch...I just get a shiver when I see that...jj

Dusty Devoe said...

I agree with you on the ice thing! I am using ice on my stitches on my lip, and I swear it hurts worse for awhile, but then the relief comes! Take care of yourself.

blognut said...

Ouch.

That looks very hurty.

DocSly said...

What we don't do for the love of our dogs! Your knee is looking better but I bet you have the owee for a time. Your garden pictures are so great. Take care.

Nola said...

I am so pleased that it hasn't (so far) turned out to be anything too serious!!! I can just picture that happening too.....I have done it more times than I care to remember with my pets!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

that looks terrible... but you have great legs... :)
hugssss

Reddirt Woman said...

Dar, I am taking care and following doctor's orders. Yes I'm taking drugs, better living through chemistry, you know... sorry to make your tummy ache.

PS I sure hope so...I just have gotten where my ribs don't hurt anymore and then boom. You know what the old poem said, Tuesday's child is full of grace... and I was born on Tuesday. 'Nuff said.

Evansmom, I working on it! Thanks for your well wishes.

Hetty, it does get achy when the swelling starts up again. Let's me know it's time to get my feet up. But it looks way worse than it feels.

JoJo, I know what you mean. I can see someone fall watching tv and I'm thinking, dang, that had to hurt. One of those 'been there, done that' moments.

Ouch, Dusty, stitches in your lip? Owwwww. I hope you get better quick.

blognut- yep it did hurt... but not as bad as it could have.

Doc, you are so right on the things we do for our dogs. SueSue probably wouldn't have been hurt past a bit of a squashed paw, but mom's paying for trying not to hurt the little one. Glad you are enjoying the garden.

Nola, Im just lucky it was in the house and not outside where I might have hit some rocks or landscape timbers.

Thanks, Peach... You should have seen them 40 years ago in hose and spike heels... I got a compliment or two back in the day...LOL

Medora said...

Ouch - it hurts just to look at them! Take it easy.

margarethall said...

You know, it still looks swollen, and that bruise will be a 'standout' for a spell...Geez, Helen, please, please take care of it and as said, ice==or wrap...I hope it eases soon for you...
I know that you are itchin' to get outdoors and weed...NOT!

Debbie Jean said...

Oh it just makes me hurt to look at your knee. Get better my friend.

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Terry said...

Howdy Helen
I am so glad you are feeling better .
Those knees are to precious to punish anymore so I pray that this is the last of your freak accidents :)
Seriously I have had some strange falls recently.
So with that said I am sincere in wishing you a very speedy recovery and a full season without any injuries.
Blessings to you sweetie .
Take care now.
Big hugs
Happy Trails

Lisa said...

That does not look good...I think you might should get it looked at by the Doc. Dang that makes me hurt!

Katidids said...

Boy am I behind in reading blogs, have to scrool back and catch up! What were you doning, the naked rain dance in the garden?!?

Ronda said...

I am so glad that your knee is looking better. The prior post kinda scared me. Looked pretty bad. Take it easy and enjoy your down time! Those weeds will still be there when you are up and about!

Twisted Fencepost said...

First the ribs, now the knee. Okay, it's time to stop hurting yourself!
Seriously, take care of that. Don't want it getting worse.

Tipper said...

Ouch! It does look better than in the first post about the fall-but man that has to hurt!! I love all your pretty flowers in the first post-and am glad you felt like hobbling around to a take pics of them for us!

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