Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It could be Thumpin' for Thumone who is No Relation but it could be Thump'n Thpethul Just for Me!

Well, it's not the ankle that's been turned; it's the knee.

I've seen the physical therapist twice and I like him. And not just because he said that this dratted thing will get better. He's just a nice and decent guy who wants me to work hard but not hurt myself in the process. He said to apply ice as many times per day as I want, but not to leave it on longer than 15 minutes. He said I can walk up to 1000 or 1500 steps on a flat surface (yesterday I managed 750 around the track). I rest and I elevate. I take Advil.

Last evening my Circle met at my house for the annual autumn pot luck dinner. I sent out a notice ahead of time that I would need help. One sister came early and set up the chairs. Afterwards, they wouldn't let me near the kitchen and after they left I found the dishwasher had been emptied and loaded and some marvelous left-overs had been placed in the fridge.

Still, somehow, I had done too much. I went to bed at 9:30 and the entire leg throbbed for an hour or more before I was able to finally get comfortable and sleep. Today that has stopped and I mean to keep it that way.

In other Big News, I was the recipient of a most astonishing Random Act of Kindness. A huge box arrived via UPS (does anyone else find herself humming, "O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is A-Comin' Down the Street" when that big brown truck pulls up?) and once Himself had brought it into the foyer I could tell it was way too heavy for the Darth Vader flannel sheets I'd ordered for a certain young man's Christmas gift. I couldn't imagine what it could be. We opened it up and -- gasp -- inside was a Go! Accucutter! We were both mystified as we sat down to lunch. And then I recalled that a dear-yet-geographically-remote friend/quilter/Scrabbler had mentioned that she had sent me something and hoped I would like it.

Like it? I am bowled over.

Come on, knee, I have work to do!

13 comments:

Lori said...

Having a good repore and trusting your PT is half of the battle to get better. I hope it heals soon!

Brenda said...

Wow! nice gift. My guild is considering purchasing one together. Glad to hear your treatments are helping.

antique quilter said...

listen to that PT guy! take care of yourself you need for this to get better!!!!!
do I sound like a mom????
LOL
what an incredible gift. I have been thinking about one lately
Kathie

Janet O. said...

I'm glad you have a good PT who is keeping you on the healing track!
Love the visual with this post--and the reference to The Music Man (Ron Howard was one of the best child actors IMHO).
Wow, that was some generous gifting! Very thoughtful!

Barbara Anne said...

What a glorious surprise and what a thoughtful friend!

Oh! Now you've got the Wells Fargo Wagon song playing non-stop in my head. That's okay because it's been playing the "My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R ..." ever since my bologna sandwich yesterday.

I wish you well with your in babying your knee. Ice will burn skin as surely as heat, so keep a wash cloth or towel between your skin and the ice bag. I sewed a seam at each side of a folded hand towel to make an ice bag (zip-loc) holder. Works great.

Cheers for you thoughtful friends in your Circle, too, and the clean kitchen plus yummy treats in your 'fridge!

Hugs!

Laura said...

Yay for mysterious presents! IT sounds like it might be exactly what you needed as a pick-me-up given the frustration with your knee.

chlost said...

After my knee replacement surgery, I had PT at the hospital before discharge. They offered these awesome little bags made from flannel that were a fundraiser for the hospital auxiliary. I bought 2. They are great. Just slip the ice packet in it, and it protects against it being too cold on the skin and feels soft as well. I'll bet you could whip one up in about 5 minutes. Good luck. Therapy works. Slowly but surely.

chlost said...

After my knee replacement surgery, I had PT at the hospital before discharge. They offered these awesome little bags made from flannel that were a fundraiser for the hospital auxiliary. I bought 2. They are great. Just slip the ice packet in it, and it protects against it being too cold on the skin and feels soft as well. I'll bet you could whip one up in about 5 minutes. Good luck. Therapy works. Slowly but surely.

Sue Pittman said...

My Very. Favorite. Musicsl. Ever, seen when I was a Junior in high school. Bought the soundtrack LP, and every one of my three children can sing along with any song on it. And the Irish blessing, I first heard from a Mennonite fellow quilter in Hutchinson, KS. Hope you are soon able to be up & at your new toy.

Karla said...

Nancy, nothing is worse then a body part throbbing in pain when you are trying to settle in for the night. I will pray for a speedy recovery.

As for the delivered gift, now that is exciting! Just receiving a package is thrilling, but to get a gift like that! Someone loves you... :-)

Hugs,
K

AnnieO said...

My favorite Irish blessing:)
Hope progress on the knee front is theriously thplendid thoon

LizA. said...

Listen to your PT -- btdt. Wow! What a generous friend. Love the Irish Blessing :-)

Paula, the quilter said...

Okay, now you've done it. I just had to add the Music Man to my movie queue. Get well soon, friend.