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April 2009



Monday Brain Dump: Crutches

For the first time in my life, I’m using crutches! Not fun at all :(

So what happened? Well this is the embarrassing part because …I did nothing at all! I’m a pretty non-physical, lazy person. I was just at work having a usual day when I noticed my knee started feeling funny. This was while I was in my usual position, sitting in front of my computer! As the day wore on, my knee felt worse and worse. By the time I went to bed that night it was aching/hurting and then when I woke up the next morning I could barely walk and my knee was so FAT!!! The worst part was this weekend I had so many wedding errands to run. If you see me, it’s so sad….I’m like an old woman!

So on Saturday, boyrobot finally convinced me to go to the doctor since we thought it was weird that my knee was hurting FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHATSOEVER. But as I suspected, it turned out to be just a run of the mill knee sprain. I even had x-rays taken for good measure. At least my streak of no broken bones will continue. So the doctor gave me a knee brace, crutches, and advice to take ibuprofen, rest and ice my knee. Which leads me to my next great accomplishment….

I CAN FINALLY SWALLOW PILLS!!! In case you didn’t know this embarrassing little fact about myself…I couldn’t swallow pills. Well my boss at work gave me advice, she said don’t use a water bottle…use a cup full of water. Well I tried that, and it worked!! Well I still can’t swallow those huge horse pills, but this weekend I was able to swallow ibuprofen, advil, and alleve!!! I was so excited after each swallow. This is huuuuuuge for me.

So anyways, I’m happy about that but so sad about my leg. It’s so hard to get around and because I hardly have any upper arm strength using the crutches is so difficult. I get tired after a few steps ha ha. And it’s going to be so embarrassing using them at work tomorrow when everybody is going to ask “what happened????” and I don’t have a cool answer. In fact my answer will be the most boring of all….”nothing!”.

Not to mention how it’s going to take me forever to get to my office upstairs. There is an elevator but it’s in the back of the building and it’s big and industrial looking…no one really uses it except for the delivery people. I hope I can find it! I’m contemplating just staying home tomorrow. Yes, I’m that lazy :)


Comment from Louise
Posted: April 6, 2009 at 10:35 am

Here’s a tip I learned about swallowing pills. If it’s the gel-cap plasticy ones that float, instead of throwing your headback when you swallow (like the regular pressed-pills), tip your head forward so that you’re looking at your feet and your chin is pointed down. Since the gel-caps float, this makes them float to the back of your throat and voila! Easy to swallow.

Comment from J
Posted: April 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Greg Oden tore his knee up just getting up from a couch so crazy stuff can happen.

Comment from che
Posted: April 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm

oh dear… feel better soon!

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: April 7, 2009 at 8:27 am

Haha I love how you guys are talking about taking a pill like its capturing a rabid wolverine! You don’t need stratagems and techniques! Its a pill, you’re not taking back North Africa from Rommel!

That has got to be the weirdest phobia ever. You can eat a bite of steak, right? That is much larger than even the horseiest horse pill. So why not the pill? Could you eat a pill that was shaped like a bite of steak? Can you hide your pills in foods, or do you have some vampire-to-garlic instinct that alerts you when pills are nearby?

I mean you’re talking to a man who has a paralyzing fear of grapes, and even I find your phobia weird.