I'm not, LaMa. I'll try icing it tonight. I have one of those knee pillows, but it's very firm & uncomfortable. I'll fish around for a small pillow to put between my knees today & try that tonight.Are you still icing your knee in the evening? Finding a painfree position to sleep in can be so tough: an extra pillow may help if you aren't already packed in from all sides.
I just can't seem to get back into logging again though, M. This injury is really getting me down. I had oats this morning & they fill me up well. I think I was probably ok yesterday with calories.Hi Cate, I think it's great you are looking at food intake again. Can't wait until I can do that again, because I think I am eating way too many calories. I hope LaMa's suggestion of making a pillow nest helps!
Thanks, LaMa. You have helped me immensely by reminding me about icing my knee. I spent most of yesterday with gel ice pads strapped to my knee with the brace & managed to take Arch for a couple of small walks. I alternated what I did- ironing, lie down on the bed, strap up, take Arch for a walk, ice on knee, rest, reading, with ice on knee, dishes, rest, another walk, more reading etc. I iced again for most of the evening & slept fairly well.Glad to hear you at least got some sleep Over here it's possible to go private for a specialist visit but then get them to refer you to a public hospital for surgery. It still means a wait but usually less so. (Which is still unfair to the people who can't afford 150€ or so for a doctor's visit but very convenient for those who can...)
It's funny, but I woke up after having a dream of trying to work out how to get into a local, heated indoor pool during the night, while no one else was there. Whenever I went there were three people I know well there & they had the keys. It's a crazy mixed-up dream as where the pool was in the dream is where the local fire station is & 2 of the 3 are actual friends who are volunteer firefighters. The 3rd is his SIL. Reading about Floater's hydrotherapy has had me thinking about wanting to do it. It would be so good if only I could find one that was not too heavily chlorinated. I used to go to aqua aerobics in a heated salt pool once. When classes stopped I hired the pool for an hour a week & did them on my own. It was heaven. It was at a private home & it got sold. I'm going to start searching for hydrotherapy classes today.Could you join a gym with a pool and gently stretch and float in the pool, or would that be too much at the moment?
Thanks, Floater. You're absolutely right. I need to take my mind off it somehow & do things that make me feel good. Yesterday was pretty good. I'll plan something nice for the weekend and tomorrow. Maybe a movie. I haven't been to the movies for years. I'll have a look to see what's on.... Halloween Kills, Paw Patrol, Ron's Gone Wrong, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings & The Last Duel. I will think of something. I need a distraction.They won't remove the pain, but clearing out mental space for little moments of relative comfort help your brain and body cope with the pain a bit better