Grumpy

Last night, my leg swelled way up and I was in so much pain I wanted to cry. I had to crawl into the kitchen to get some Aleve and an ice pack because I couldn’t put any weight at all on my leg anymore. Adam woke up when I came back to bed and saw me sitting up holding my leg. He wanted to take me to the hospital but I said heck no, we don’t need an ER bill! I put on a brave face and waited until morning to go visit my doc. It appears, I overdid it yesterday and caused a mild to moderate tear in my calf muscle to become a severe tear. I’m told now I will be off that leg for 6 weeks and have to use crutches. Adam’s been very sweet taking care of me and I know he was really worried for me. I’m not usually a baby. I actually have a pretty darned high pain tolerance. I’m so angry with myself for making it worse. I was feeling pretty good yesterday morning so I figured I’d get some housework done, but that was obviously a mistake. So, I’m sitting here with ice under my leg that’s propped up on the couch, a little dopey from pain medication, feeling pissed off that this happened and cursing my body for doing this to me.

4 thoughts on “Grumpy

    1. Thank you! I’m awful at “taking it easy”. I hate being slowed down by anything. Things like this always make me extra appreciate all of the health and ability I normally have. It’s easy to take all of the stuff we’re able to do for granted until ya can’t do it anymore.

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  1. I, too, find it hard to stay down and relax. Now is the perfect time to get yourself a new crochet project going. Put your energy into creating something beautiful. 🙂 Perhaps pick a special project to for one of your kids? This is part of how I deal with being layed up. That and getting REALLY bitchy and my OCD kicks in because I’m particular about the house and food and stuff. Do take care of yourself!!!

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