October 9, 2008
Y’all, I think I’m falling apart.
My knee is still all screwed up. I have NO IDEA what I did to it. But last Thursday I woke up and it was swollen. Kind of red and hot to the touch. Not sore really, just kind of… stiff and achy. I went to the doctor the next day and it was diagnosed as prepatellar bursitis. I have no idea how it happened, my best guess is that I was crawling around on the floors a lot cleaning out our office/junk room and rearranging Maggie’s toys and stuff. Because the swelling had gone down a bit and it wasn’t hot anymore, she told me just to take it easy, keep icing it throughout the day, and take ibuprofen for the swelling. So I did.
And it was fine for a few days. A little swelling here and there after I’d been walking around a lot, but nothing major. But yesterday and today it has gotten a lot worse, almost as bad as last week. It’s not hot (thankfully!) so I’m not worried about infection at this point, but it’s a little bit sore and DEFINITELY swollen. GRRR.
I’ve been trying to take it easy and not do a whole lot during the day, but um… have you ever tried to ‘take it easy’ with a toddler? Not exactly easy. Dan has been great in the evenings and played with her after dinner while I sat on the couch like a big lazy loser with a frozen bag of corn on my knee.
I’m not sure what to do. I’m not in any pain so I’m hesitant to go back to the doctor just yet. She said that I should be careful for a few weeks, so maybe that means it’s normal that it hasn’t gone away yet? I am just SO not wanting to go back to the doctor because the other option besides the ibuprofen and ice was sticking a FREAKING NEEDLE IN MY KNEE AND DRAINING IT. And then sticking ANOTHER NEEDLE IN and injecting some kind of steroid.
Is it weird that I labored to 7cm dilation without an epidural (and then willingly allowed a stranger to stick a needle IN MY SPINE) but I’m freaking out at the idea of a needle going into my swollen kneecap?
I just wish I knew what I did to my knee. So I’d have a cool story, like I was fighting ninjas or something. Instead I’m all ‘um yeah, I was crawling on the floor with my kid and now my knee looks like it has a golf ball inside of it.‘ LAME.
Anyway, enough whining. In case you’ve forgotten, I’m donating all my ad revenue this month to Susan G. Komen For The Cure in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. So here’s some more interesting reading material. Unless you find whining about mysterious knee ailments entertaining.
Who knew someone could blog 15 paragraphs about garbage can shopping?
I get mistaken for an athlete. Totally happens all the time. (um, just kidding.)
Starting my kid young on the whole blogging thing. Not bad for a 7 month old.