Friday, October 2, 2009

Wounded Knee

This is where I ended up on Thursday afternoon.
 On Wednesday night, I turned around in the church parking lot and felt a sharp pain in my knee and a "catch" in my knee that would not let me straighten out  my leg for a minute. The pain continued throughout the night (not much sleep) so in the morning I called for a sub. 

I was lucky enough to get a morning appointment with my general practitioner and he referred me to the orthopedic doctor that I saw 5 years ago when I tore the meniscus in my left knee. Again, I had a bit of luck and was able to see the Physicians Assistant in that office in the afternoon. The X-rays that were done at  that office did not show anything, but both the PA and my doctor think I may have torn the meniscus in my right knee :( They came to this diagnosis because of where the pain was in my knee when they manipulated my leg. 

So I am having an MRI on Sunday morning (7 AM!!) and will have a follow up appointment with my orthopedic guy later this month. My general doctor gave me a prescription for heavy duty Motrin and that made it possible for me to go to work today. 

I will keep you posted on my status.

On a happier note, we went to a high school cross-country meet on Tuesday afternoon. Odyssey was running at Basil Morella Park so we thought we would go cheer the Odyssey runners on. The Odyssey boys have had a good deal of success in the past couple of weeks and we wanted to show our support. Here are 2 photos from our time at the meet. 

Tonight is the last episode of the National Park series on PBS. We have learned so much about the history of our parks and have loved the pictures. One TV reviewer wrote that the last 20 minutes of tonight's final episode are the most stunning pictures he has ever seen on TV. I can hardly wait!

This weekend is Grape Weekend. I am hoping to go to a farm down by Naples and pick my own grapes. I have never done that, and it sounds interesting. Watch for photos. Hopefully my knee won't interfere with those plans. I'll start squeezing grapes on Sunday. 

Corey earned a spot on the SU XC team that travelled to Wisconsin yesterday and he will race tomorrow. Ironically, Jim races on Sunday in Syracuse! Stay tuned for the running report.

I finished both sleeves on my sweater and have started to pick-up stitches around the front edges for the button band and the shawl collar. I am still optimistic that I can complete this sweater for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival on Oct. 17th. 

Hope all is well.

1 comment:

jdgrivetti said...

So sorry to hear about your knee. There might be some big knitting projects in your future!