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.


  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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