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white hot agony by the cupful

so this morning, i go to get out of bed, and my right knee, the bad one (okay, worse one, i'll be honest), decides that it isin't going to bend. i haven't had this happen in years, and the last time was because a bone chip got lodged in that lovely bendy part of the knee where there is supposed to be a whole lot of cartilage (to prevent such things from happening). the articular carteliage just below the patella in my right knee is mostly gone, and something has seen fit to get in there and set up camp.

i tried some heat, indirect motion, inversion, and, ultimately, some direct motion, but very gently, and very lightly. surprisingly, after working my knee a little while, i was able to get some range of motion back. went and took a shower, and the knee is still losening up. i begin to think maybe this was some sort of psychosomatic flashback or something.

i take a step out of the shower, and it feels like someone shoved a red-hot knitting needle through the gap between my patella and MCL, and is playing chopsticks on the surface of my tibia. this defintiely feels like a bone chip, and i think all i did with all my wigglign and coaxing was work it into my inner knee instead of having it wedged in the outer part, where it was preventing motion, but not doing much else. previous knee problems have shown me just how many goddamn nerves there are in knees. there should be less.

so, a bit of ice, a few ibuprofen and a gimpy cab ride later, and i'm sitting at work, late, wishing i had new knees. no mri for me until next week, unless i go with an out of plan lab. i can get partial reimbursement, but damn if i want to put up with this for a week.

at least i have an elevator.

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zuppy28
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
oh geez. I just had such a flash of sympathy pain for you. :(
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
hehheh
i actually thought to myself in the shower "i wonder if i'll get a hot physical therapist" - then i realized i probably would... a fantastic gay man.
mrshellion
Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: hehheh
Not fantastic. FAAAABULOUSSSSSS.
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
you know what you need to do?
you need to click on this link

work safe, cross my heart
mrshellion
Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Fucker.
Listen, I love you. I love you so much.
lengjade
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
wow, it sounds like so much fun to be you, between your knees and your migraines.
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
the knees are bad news
but far less regular than the migraines. i'll be fine once they figure out how to block pain receptors with wetware.
shabbyrosy
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
feel better!
at least the mta is not striking right now.
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
yeah
that would have borken out a huge tellecommute for me.
wangch61
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
damn man.

i get knee pain every so often but nothing like that.

good luck.
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
thanks
i got your email - i will respond when i get a chance.
agirlnamedluna
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
ooowwww, I feel for you. Eric has no cartiledge left either and his knee hurts quite some times, although not as bad as yours it seems! *hugs*
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for the well wishin
sorry i have been a stranger your way - while i can't edit it, i'd love to read your sumbission!
agirlnamedluna
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks for the well wishin
No worries - we all have busier times than others. Just get better, and I'll post up the submission link once I've done so :)
dawestruck
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Functioning knees are for wusses. Man up.
delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
knees are like nagging girlfriends
you never miss them until they are gone
dar_leen
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
:O
Hope your knee get well soon.
I've just red it, and it made me feel bad..
dawm you suffer...
:S
good luck

delascabezas
Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
thanks
at least i have my new laptop to keep me company. did you get yours yet?
mrshellion
Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Poor dear. Can I buy you dinner on Sunday night, perhaps? If you can mobilize?
xchaoticblissx
Feb. 22nd, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
I sorry

feel better

*gives bernie some JD and icecream*
(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
One of many....
...Wishes for better health and knees....plus, I'll have to take you out, your area code or mine, for our quarterly meeting/birthday dinner. Maybe Surya again? ~n
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