Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Taking Tam To The Doctor

     It's Tam's follow-up appointment with the orthopedic specialist today.  Hopes are high but your positive thoughts would be appreciated.  Has her collarbone started to knit up?  She'll know a little bit after noon today.  She'll likely still be stuck wearing a sling for the next few weeks either way, but progress is progress.

     My next ortho appointment is still a couple of weeks away and it's anyone's guess what they'll say.  Still using a cane most of the time; at this point, I can't even fake it well enough to visit a big-box store without limping and needing a cart to hang on to.  I can just about get through our neighborhood grocery store without limping much, if I don't dawdle.  Ice packs every night and during that day when possible, but my darned knee still feels hotter to the touch than the rest of me.


Zendo Deb said...

Use the electric carts in the big box store. Prominently display the cane in the basket.

My father walked with a cane before he gave in and admitted he needed a walker. But to get him to use the cane, I had to bribe him by buying a stylish one from the 40s or 50s. (The kind Fred Astaire might have carried around for no particular reason.)

Pushing yourself to get through Wally World without aid, is probably not good for your knee. Unless walking is supposed to be part of the therapy.

And if need be, buy yourself something fancy.

And I hope the 2 of you are doing better soon.

RandyGC said...

Late to the party but I hope all went well with Tam's visit today.


Merle said...

Kind of off the wall, but when I had a gout attack in my right knee, it felt much warmer than a sunburn.....

waepnedmann said...

I feel ya sister.
Ice is your friend.

Will said...

I don't know if it would be useful for your knee, or other medical issues, but I have a cheap infrared thermometer from Horror Fright (I use it mostly to check the temp of my hot tea prior to the first sip) that can easily see differences in body parts. I have found that feeling hot or cold isn't necessarily accurate. It should clearly indicate if there is a circulation problem, for instance.