As some of you may already know, last week I injured my knee. It was a freak accident, I was loading a box of vegetables onto the boat and I slipped on the deck and my knee twisted as I fell. The box wasn’t even heavy- just potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots, not even that much. I’m kicking myself (figuratively, with my knee damaged now there is no way I can kick myself for real for sure) for not making sure the deck was dried after I washed it.
Anyway, it’s starting to feel a little better. It’s been about two weeks, and now I can at least walk around. I walked two blocks to the barbershop yesterday and got a haircut- that’s something I really needed to do! It was actually easier for me to walk than to take the bus that short distance because it’s it’s still hard for me to go up steps.
I can’t really carry anything heavy, though, and it’s painful if I put too much weight on my left leg. The big thing is that now I can’t dive. I’m really, really sad about that. But there is absolutely no way I can use my left leg to propel myself through the water, and I think it would even be painful to put the gear on. The doctor said that I’ll be able to walk better with time, but in order to regain full use of my knee enough to be able to things like diving I’ll need surgery to reattach tendons. Not only does that cost $$, but after the surgery I won’t be able to work for a few months. Not sure how I would manage that.
Anyway, I try to look on the bright side. My boys in NY sent me a get well card. I’m happy about that. Anyone who knows me that’s reading my blog I really could use some phone calls to cheer me up.