Sunday Salon ~ October 12th, 2008

This weekend was a good one for reading and stampin’.  My knee has been killing me over the last few days so I’ve been laying low lately.  I injured my knee in college while holding the position of goal keeper on the Shenandoah University Women’s Lacrosse Team for one season, and have been bothered by it ever since.  A fall a couple of years later didn’t help things either.  Well, I don’t know if its been the hot and humid Okinawa weather (that is FINALLY making way for cooler temps) or if there is a new problem I’m dealing with but I’m a hobbling mess this weekend.  I had a few hours of relief yesterday, thanks to my amazing acupuncturist, but when I woke up this morning I realized that relief was short lived and the pain was back.  Thanks to a friend I got my hands on some heat rub which has helped a little bit.  Aleve is my new best friend too. 

I know what you are thinking.  “Why don’t you go to the doctor Karen?”  Well friends, I did go on Thursday morning and was declined a referral to the Orthopedic doctor.  Apparently in the military system (remember Hubby and I are civilians living in a military world) the only reason to see an Orthopedic doctor is to prep for surgery.  At least I was granted the opportunity to get X-Ray’s taken, too bad they won’t be read till at least Tuesday due to the long weekend, and I will get copies of them and my medical records.  I go home to D.C. for a friend’s wedding in two weeks and have made an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor (without a referral mind you!) and we’ll see what is going on in there.

In the mean time, I’ve been elevating my knee, reading Home Girlby Judith Matloff and working on my Christmas cards this weekend.  I also posted a new signed book giveaway contest that you can check out HERE

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?  Please let me live vicariously through you until I’m back to normal, walking without a crutch, literally, and living life to it’s full potential again.


3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon ~ October 12th, 2008

  1. Sounds very aggravating. My sympathies. I suppose you’ve tried a knee support? I don’t know if this will help, but I’ve heard they can bring relief.

    Ah well, it’s a consolation that it’s given you a chance to get into some serious reading, I suppose! Seems a high price to pay though…

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