Sunday, August 21, 2011


I haven't blogged in a long time.  Apparently it is more of the norm and not the exception for my blogging habits.  But then I think about it, and really it's not like this is a highly read blog.  Looking at how often people comment on my blog, I sometimes wonder if I should just shut this thing down because it's not like it's really anything but pieces of me that I decide to share.  But then again, it IS pieces of me; and if people want to read and comment then AWESOME, and if they don't, then oh well.
I do wonder often who is looking at my blog.  This is one reason I love comments.  I remember each of the people that comment, and it lets me know that they care, or that they are nosey (LOL, I'm KIDDING!!!)!  I can see when my blog is visited and where from.  Often I can see the location and know who it was, and it makes my heart a little happy.  And then there are others.  Like, take for instance, the person that regularly visits from Russia.  OH how I wonder who it is!  Just comment already?!!!  It's-a-makin-me-crazy!  LOL!
Ok, so now for what I came here to write before I went off on a tangent!  LOL!
I'm hurt.  If you follow me on twitter, you know all too well what I am talking about, because I have bitched and moaned quite a bit about this, but other then my twitter friends I haven't really told anyone.  Now don't you feel special if you had the privilege of reading all of my complaints?  Well, you SHOULD!  :P
So what happened?  Well, if you know me and how graceful I am, this will come as a shock (shut up), but I fell.  And when I say I fell, I mean I fell good and hard.  I'm nothing if not an over achiever!!!
Just over 2 weeks ago, I was at the Albertson's grocery store near my work for a quick errand on my lunch.  I walked in, and pretty much immediately hit the floor.  There was a wet spot on the floor, and of course I was lucky enough to be the one to discover it, because I'm just all sorts of awesome like that!!
When I fell, yes, it hurt really bad on the knee that I landed on, but I really just felt stupid for having fallen, so when I looked around and saw that nobody had even noticed, I got up, dusted myself off, and limped about my business.  I was in a hurry, and besides, it was probably nothing, right?  Not to mention the fact that I felt like a total idiot, and being the nonconfrontational, doesn't like to be noticed kinda gal that I am, I didn't want to raise a fuss.
Well, by the time I got back to the office, it looked like this...
Swollen much?  Holy shit it got huge!  Like really swollen like I could not have imagined! 
I elevated it, iced it, etc, but it kept getting worse.  Then I started to worry that something could be broken, but decided to wait and see.
So the day ended, I hobbled to my car and realized I could hardly get in the car because I physically could not bend it.  Shit.  So I got myself home where I tried to go about my business but couldn't.  Then the aleve started to wear off, and what I thought had been hurting terribly became even worse.  I called all of the urgent care's around and they had all closed at 7pm!!!  So Joe and I discussed it and I went to the ER to get it checked because the pain really was unbearable and I was getting worried that I might have broken something. 
Here's how it looked when I was at the ER...

They told me it was not broken (after several painful xrays), called it a contusion and wrapped it, gave me crutches and some strong pain meds and sent me home.  I was told it would probably take 8-10 days to get better and that it shouldn't permanently damage my knee or affect my running.  WHEW!!!
Well here we are, 16 days later, my knee is still very swollen (and hot to the touch), and that bruise?  OMG how it has traveled down my leg as has the pain!!!

And even my ankle is now purple and swollen...
So yeah, I'm now feeling pretty stupid for not having reported it the minute it happened.  Especially after having to pay my hospital copay (ouch!).  But honestly, I really didn't expect that it would put me out of commission this long! 
And my running????  WTF?!!!! I have been unable to run!  TBH, I had been slacking a bit this summer on the running.  I have been running, but not the long ones I was doing before summer started.  So I now feel helpless and like I have taken like 20 steps backwards since I can hardly walk, let alone run! 
So the past 16 days I have gone from feeling like it'll be better in no time, to feeling like my leg is never gonna recover, and also feeling like I am getting fatter and fatter and fatter just sitting here with my leg elevated :(
So that is what has been going on in the world of Patty.  Hopefully next time I will have been running and will be ready for my marathon in January!!! (holy shit)
I went to the Dr. on Monday.  My subcutaneous prepatellar bursa is inflammed.  So, the injury caused bursitis, which will take time to heal.  I will probably go to another doctor for possible injections and/or other treatment, according to my Doctor.  I had more xrays today as well.  Also, I did contact the store where it happened and they have opened up a claim.  We shall see what happens...

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