I just wanted to pop in and apologize for not being online much this past week. My husband was diagnosed with arthritis in the knee a couple of weeks ago .. which may not sound like a big deal but .. this past week he was at work and when he was walking up the stairs to the break room something happened to his knee that caused him severe pain and he almost wasn’t able to complete the upward journey. He basically had to go up the rest of the stairs on his behind because the pain was that bad. He called me at work and told me I needed to take him to the hospital because he wasn’t sure what was going on – just that he was in agony. I thought maybe the knee popped out if its joint or something. Well, after 4 hours of waiting at the hospital he was told that he had torn some ligaments in the knee (due to the weakness from the arthritis) and nothing much could be done except to RICE (rest, ice, compress and elevate) it. He was given Tylenol 2’s for pain. So we came home and he has been on complete bed rest since Tuesday.
We ended up back at the hospital last night because he discovered a huge lump behind the knee which was really painful. After another 5.5 hours of waiting, the doctor told him that he’d developed a baker’s cyst from fluid build up due to the ligament damage. Again, nothing can really be done and he was told to continue RICE’ing it and take some Advil (anti-inflammatory) every 4 to 6 hours along with the Tylenol 2’s as necessary. He hasn’t wanted to use the Tylenol much because it upsets the tummy and causes bowel difficulties (makes it hard to poop, lol).
Having said ALL of THAT, I wanted to let you know that we are supposed to be leaving for New York City tomorrow for a 5 day visit. The doctor said we shouldn’t cancel our trip but that he should try to limit walking. Well, we all know that NYC & walking go hand-in-hand so I’ve been researching scooter (motorized wheelchair thingy’s) rentals. We’ll see how it goes.
Because of our trip, I won’t be online at all for the next week. I hope to create a Friday Freebie today and schedule it to post on Fri (Oct 25th) so please check for it. I’ll be posting some cards after I return as well. Haven’t had a lot of time to create lately, lol.
Wish us luck in NYC. I’ll see you when I get back.
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