KNEE. And I'm glad that's all it is.
I was really excited about getting back to church for the first time in 4 weeks this past Sunday. I still had to go slow and be careful not to make any odd twists or turns. It's beyond me what I did to my back to whack it out of shape. But it was beginning to feel a lot better after treatments and rest. I love watching Adrian Rogers, Charles Stanley and a few of the other preachers when I can't make it to church. But nothing replaces the time amid the Bride to stir the soul with deeper love for the brethren. You just have to be there. So when I stood up to sing praises after sitting a while, I was a bit miffed when my knee gave way and felt like a hot poker stabbed me. Later when I tried to walk, my knee couldn't bear the weight.
I iced it Sunday afternoon, and took some pain pills; I was determined to go watch Haylee sing in the children's Spring concert at church. Then I came home and hoped it would get better on Monday so I could visit my Iraqi friend, Linda, on Tuesday. She called last week; it's been so long since I've been able to go see her. I've missed seeing her. I was grateful it was my left knee that hurt.
It could have been my right one. Then I wouldn't be able to drive. As it was, I hobbled to the car with my dad's cane so I could go visit her today. She'd been missing me, too.
I looked up possibilities for the cause of my knee pain. One cause could be referred pain from lower back. Made sense. I decided to go to my chiro today. Sure enough, my back was out of kilter again. I'd done something to it that pulled it out of alignment. He adjusted me and I was able to actually bear enough weight on my knee to walk without my father's cane. I'm so grateful my back may be the reason for the wrenching pain in my knee. Ice and rest. Would hate to have to go get an MRI and discover I needed a replacement or something. Eeeek.
So now I'm just praying I'll be mobile for my grandson's graduation on Thursday. One more hurdle to jump...metaphorically speaking, of course.
RECOVERY IDEAS tomorrow.