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Twice in one week ---OUCH!

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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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/22/2012 9:37PM

    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.

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LITTLEWIND53 12/22/2012 6:42PM

    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.

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ROSEWCI 12/22/2012 5:52AM

    Take special care Pat! emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/21/2012 8:26PM

  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

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123ELAINE456 12/21/2012 7:52PM

  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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/21/2012 7:42PM

    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.

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/21/2012 6:48PM

    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

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UUCEEJAY 12/21/2012 6:04PM

    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

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NEEDSHELP52 12/21/2012 5:44PM

    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

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SUNNY332 12/21/2012 5:39PM

    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

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JANRTEACH 12/21/2012 10:20AM

    I'd go to the dr. now. The holidays are approaching and you could be miserable by Christmas.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/21/2012 10:08AM

    I feel your pain! Hope that knee is feeling better soon. HUGS

Happy holidays to you and your wonderful DH.

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EFFIEANNIE 12/21/2012 8:14AM

    Be careful and take your flashlight! Need to save those knees. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 12/21/2012 8:03AM

    Maybe you should get your knee checked out by a doctor. Hope that your knee feels better soon.

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QUEENMOXIE 12/21/2012 8:01AM

    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

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/21/2012 7:53AM

    Oh, that does hurt!! Hope you got a good night's sleep and the knee is feeling better today.

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RD03875 12/21/2012 7:28AM

    Ouch! I hope it's just a bruise and goes away quickly.

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CHALLENGER15 12/21/2012 6:41AM

    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!

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WOWEETOO 12/21/2012 6:16AM

    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

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NASFKAB 12/21/2012 5:53AM

  hope you feel better now

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DIANESAV1 12/21/2012 5:44AM

    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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ARTJAC 12/21/2012 1:00AM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/21/2012 12:00AM

    OUCH!!! Please be careful.

I was going to suggest night lights but nevermind.

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TERRI289 12/20/2012 11:49PM

    Good night sweet lady! Hope the knee has a better night too.. emoticon

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EWL978 12/20/2012 11:48PM


Hope it gets better quick!

Keep on keeping on (except for bumping into stuff)


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