Monday, June 13, 2005

The Doctor Visit

Well, I'm very relieved after having met with the physiatrist about my knee. His diagnosis: Sprained Left Knee + Lateral Muscle Strain. As anticipated, he has prescribed physical therapy 3 times/week for four weeks, which I begin on Thursday. I'm also happy to report that I've been doing all the 'right' things (other than the two separate original injuries, of course) these past two weeks to take care of myself! From an empty calendar to a busy calendar with one short office visit...

Since I'm still supposed to stay off my feet as much as possible, I'm finding all sorts of things I can do sitting down - some more pleasant than others. I'm discovering that I really do NOT like itsy bitsy hand sewing projects...but I remember really enjoying creative embroidery. Maybe I'll play around with that theme a little differently...

I have also discovered that I really don't like finishing things! And that is somewhat of a surprise, since I generally thrive on doing a job well, and getting it done right! However, the hand-sewing required for bindings & quilt sleeves is a real drag of time, eyesight, and energy. Yes, I know there's not a lot of physical energy involved, but it takes a bit of mental gymnastics to get me sitting down to do it! The best incentive is generally a due date! Without that, I can forget it entirely...

Well, it's time for me to try the artist ACT's - how much can go wrong in such a tiny format? Well, there's the composition, of course...

2 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh, no! My injury is minor compared to yours! In fact I am without the brace for a while tonight. Need to air it out!! Take care...

Debra said...

PT... such fun!! They will get you up and around and stronger than before. That's all a good thing.

I don't recall if they use BAPS boards for knees with lateral pulls... if so, you have my sympathies. (but they are so good for us...)

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