A Supermarket too far

Oh boy, am I suffering today.
When I got back from my walk yesterday and made my peace with Maggie, I was in some serious discomfort with my knee and ankle, so I took a couple of pain killers and rested up (read lazed about for the rest of the day).
It took a while to get comfy in bed last night, but I managed to sleep OK, Maggie curled up at my feet in ‘her corner’.

Hubby was up early again this morning, but left me to doze for an hour or so, then nature called and it was time to start everybody’s day for real.
I pulled back the duvet and what looked like a small tennis ball had replaced my knee.
It was tender to touch and a little puffy, so I decided to have a hot shower and then apply some anti inflammatory cream I’d used on my hands which would do the trick.
Oh, the bliss of the shower rose spraying hot water directly on my knee and nowhere else (for like twenty minutes) .
I got back to the boat, applied the cream and we had breakfast.
The ice pack is still in the fridge should I need it and we have an elastic bandage if I need added support.

Two and a half hours later, the swelling has reduced and pain diminished, so I don’t have to take any more painkillers.
I shall be taking it easy for the next day or so, and Hubby has kindly offered to lend me one of his sticks (though I don’t think I’m supposed to hold it like this) .
stick 2Guess I know my limitations now.
I can walk up to the High Street and back with no problems.
I can walk to the Supermarket and back with no after effects.
But I cannot do both on the same day.
Rice is definitely on the cards.

R = rest
I =  ice
C = compression
E = elevation.

Note:
Exercise is good for my arthritis, so Maggie will still get her walks.
At least we’re all compatible in that we can plod slowly!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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