Monday 18 January 2016

Bad Things Come in 3s : The Daily (sorta) Journal of an Injured Knee - Day 3-6

I didn't get a chance to post over the weekend because I had fourteen people come over for lunch on Sunday. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Thankfully my knee held up but it reminded me all day (with a dull ache), that things are still not 100%. Walking around in heels probably didn't help either. Today, I'll be convalescing in my slippers and drinking tea. 

Anyway, here's what my knee (or should I say 'leg') has been doing these past few days...

Day 4: The big itch. 

My leg has been itching me all day and not in the 'pass the ointment I have a weird  rash' kind of way. The muscles itch/ache. It's not easy to explain, but I just have this need to stretch my leg muscles and to lock my knee out and run. But I don't of course because, duh, it hurts when I do. But still, despite the pain, I itch to stretch out the muscles. *sigh*

Oh and yes, that is my cat Oska, inspecting my toes....

"Stop that. That tickles!"

^..^   "Meow."  

"What do you mean my feet stink?!" *shoo--*

^..^  *Hisss*


Day 5: Down you go.

Well, it looks like I'm at the green / yellow stage (yeah!) around my knee. Hopefully that means things are almost fixed in there. As for the swelling, it's gone down a lot more too. However, I'm getting some funky dark colors appearing all the way down the inside of my leg. My initial injury was to the side of the knee, but the contusion extends much further. I guess when I got hit, I must have broken enough blood vessels to extravasate ;) blood all the way down my leg. The leg still itches but a little less than yesterday. On the plus side, I can go up the stairs just about normally now. 

Day 6: What the hell is this?!

I've got new bruises popping up on the top of my leg down my shins. 

What the hell? 

When did this happen? I was on my feet all day yesterday and I wonder if that has anything to do with the arrival with these new guests? *sigh*


  1. Maybe those are a delayed reaction? Time for a Google search.

  2. I often find with such things new bruises pop up well after the first batch. No idea why. How could you cope with so many people with a bad knee. You are either a heroine or a glutton for punishment.

  3. Maybe the cat gave you some fleas to make you itch for not letting your feet get smelled lol

  4. Hi Elise - it's healthily swollen still ... these things take a while to come out - and wandering around with your guests in heels probably wasn't the best thing to do ... but I'm an English woman living over La Manche - so what do I know over an American living in France?! It's improving and that's the main thing - cheers Hilary

  5. I have a line of bruises down the shins of the leg that's encased in the brace. WTH? Could the straps of the brace be bruising me THROUGH the cushioned material every time I tighten them?

    Just call me Princess and the Pea.

  6. You're just a rainbow of colors. The blood draining down below the knee isn't unusual but it does show that you bled a lot so you damaged a lot of stuff.

  7. Wow! That's not good. Stay in those cozy slippers and put those feet up.

  8. Oh, that looks bad. I guess it's just after-bruising? I hope it doesn't cause any trouble for the championships.

  9. How weird that you have new bruises at the bottom of your leg! Delayed reaction, perhaps? I guess it could happen if your main injury is healed up enough, leaving the lower leg free to heal, even though you didn't know it was needed.

  10. Elise, stay away from heels. You can be glamorous when you are well.

  11. Ouch! I missed your previous posts so I went back to see what happened. Glad your doctor okay'd it- knee injuries can be bad :( Take it easy and rest up!


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