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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Since early November I was sleeping in the spare room so DH could rest while he was ill. 3 nights ago we went back to sharing our bed. It sure was much warmer.

In the middle of the night I got out of bed and as I navigated in the dark for the door I managed to WHACK!! my left knee against the corner of the Cedar chest. It hit right at the side of the leg just above the knee. I got to the bathroom, no skin was broken and so I iced it for a few minutes, then feeling so cold I went back to bed.
Oh Boy, that sure did hurt!.

Next morning no bruise just a hard lump. It did not really turn purple just yellow and it was very hard.

Last night I did a repeat performance. The same cedar chest consequently exactly the same spot and it brought tears to my eyes. I iced it again and went back to bed.

Today there is a huge bruise and a big lump. It hurts and it looks bad and I worry about a clot. I had one once it hung around a long time, so I will be watching it.
Tonight I will retrieve the small flashlight I had left under my pillow in the spare room so if I got out of bed I could find the door in the dark.

It never occurred to me to take that flashlight back I thought I would just do as I always did, go right to the door, it did not happen that way!

Flashlight is under my pillow and I sure hope it will not happen again. We do have a night light in the big bedroom but my eyes just do not adapt as fast these days. I must be more careful tonight I cannot afford to have a second repeat performance.

No exercise has been done tonight I did do a couple of seated videos tonight but the leg hurts like the Dickens so I am off to bed with a pillow under that knee, hopefully it will be better by tomorrow.

GOODNIGHT Spark Friends! Take better care than I am doing right now.

Hope fully no more OUCHIES !! in the night. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I have re-injured an injury before too and it is very painful. I hope it recovers quickly. I have a night light too though I wish I didn't need it.
    1889 days ago
    Ouch indeed. I walk into things all the time, and my skin on the legs is so thin that I doesn't take much to break. Hopefully your bump will go down and you will be back to normal soon.......

    Glad DH seems to be feeling better.
    1890 days ago
    Take special care Pat! emoticon
    1890 days ago
    Oh, Pat please watch it . You and DH have having all kinds of medical issues. My cedar chest has been in the same place for 40 years and I ran into it the other night. Maybe its a new trend for middle age people. Take care. Charlotte
    1891 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Do Keep a close watch on that knee. You might have it check out to be on the safe side. You don't want any complications with blood clots etc. Take it easy and use the flaslight at night. Have a good night sleep. God Bess You and DH. Have a Great Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1891 days ago
    I have a nite light in the bathroom on 24-7 because my apartment only has two windows so the bathroom is very dark. So if I have to get up in the night I have a clear lighted path down the hall. I have banged my toe walking barefoot and it hurts. Lucky I don't have a chest. Just be careful and use the flashlight.

    My neighbor keeps breaking toes because her apartment is so cluttered and she goes barefoot most of the time. Some people just don't learn.

    It's good that you can go back and sleep with DH and stay warmer.
    1891 days ago
    Oh, don't ya hate it when that happens. Once is bad enough . . . twice is just too much!

    I never go anywhere without my trusty flashlight. Years ago, I did a lot of international travel (ministry), always staying in private homes. I will never forget the time I had to find the ladies room in the middle of the night. I had been traveling for 40 hours (from Orlando, Florida, to Perth, Australia) and had forgotten to retrieve my trusty flashlight from my suitcase before going to bed. And I really had to go!!! So, I followed the wall down the hallway and bumped right into an open nic-nack shelf on one wall, sending the keepsakes all over the place . . . . waking up everybody in the house in a panic! Lesson learned!

    Hope you're on the mend in no time! emoticon
    1891 days ago
    ouch! I seem to bump into furniture more often these days. Hope your knee is feeling better. Can you move the chest to clear a wider path? emoticon emoticon
    1891 days ago
    Pat, I am sure that hurt bad. Hope it heals up good with no clots. You might have to rearrange your room again. HUGS, Terry
    1891 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Do keep an eye on the area and if the knot does not go away, you need to see a doctor.

    Bless your heart.

    Hope tonight is better!

    Hugs, Sunny
    1891 days ago
    I'd go to the dr. now. The holidays are approaching and you could be miserable by Christmas.
    1891 days ago
    I feel your pain! Hope that knee is feeling better soon. HUGS

    Happy holidays to you and your wonderful DH.
    1891 days ago
    Be careful and take your flashlight! Need to save those knees. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1891 days ago
    Maybe you should get your knee checked out by a doctor. Hope that your knee feels better soon.
    1891 days ago
    I hope your leg will be okay. I keep a flashlight next to my bed because I worry about waking up and tripping over the cat. I never know from one minute to the next where he is sleeping. At least DH is getting now is not the time for you to fall apart! Hope your okay. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1891 days ago
    Oh, that does hurt!! Hope you got a good night's sleep and the knee is feeling better today.
    1891 days ago
  • RD03875
    Ouch! I hope it's just a bruise and goes away quickly.
    1891 days ago
    Ouch! I stumbled over our lab one night years ago and I think that it what caused my foot injury that I must be so careful of.

    Hope all is better today!
    1891 days ago
    oh my those cedarchest knee knocks can be that closely my friend as diabetics don't need any more help down the cousin just came off of six months debridement three times a week and she is not careful my friend.. i need you daily in my life for sure
    the lady mary
    i do my toe every time i walk through her room and it's gotten to where i never remove my shoes anymore and that is in the light of day too lol
    1891 days ago
    hope you feel better now
    1891 days ago
    Hope you are better today. I ran into the door frame at camp this summer and hit my face and toe. It did hurt and also turned yellow. X-rays showed a little fracture on the bone below the toe. That really wakes you up fast just like the cedar chest did for you. The knees ate very delicate. I hope you can walk.

    The new year is almost here. Your luck should be changing for the better.
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    1891 days ago
    1891 days ago
    OUCH!!! Please be careful.

    I was going to suggest night lights but nevermind.
    1891 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Good night sweet lady! Hope the knee has a better night too.. emoticon
    1891 days ago
  • EWL978

    Hope it gets better quick!

    Keep on keeping on (except for bumping into stuff)

    1891 days ago
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