Yes, you guessed. After weeks of sitting with my leg elevated, I finally, after a week of building up to it, managed to overdo things. After my haircut and shopping I spent the rest of the day gradually deteriorating as my knee stiffened and my leg throbbed. Maybe “Back to Normal” was a bit optimistic. Just one more day on the zig zag of recovery.
It’s at times like this that you appreciate the magic of WP. I’ve been reading about Captain Moonlight, dining out and the Dave Clark Five over the last few days. Life would be a much poorer place without this ability. I don’t use the internet in the living room these days, as |I’m trying to restore the art of conversation (which is basically me talking while Julia grunts and uses her laptop. To be fair, she does take her work seriously, and does do a lot of planning, even though the general culture of the organisation is to take the money and do as little as possible. I won’t go on, but as I watch her fill out forms, do training and plan sessions for hours every evening, I do a lot of thinking about the unfairness of life.
I’m going to go to the doctor soon, then will go to work for the first time in just over three weeks. I have grown lazy over that time. It hasn’t been like lockdown where I had plenty of time to do things – most of the time was spent sitting down like a vegetable, unable to concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time. Four pages of a book has been a struggle.
In the last week things have improved and I’ve been writing again, though I haven’t actually typed or submitted anything. Good news is that I just had a haibun accepted, so things are still working their way through the system. I am able to write, but so far haven’t typed much. I’m going to have to start the whole, dull, copy typing process again if I’m going to get back to making regular submissions. I need to get a couple of submissions knocked into shape as the end date for two magazines is 15th of this month – five days is cutting it fine even by my standards.
Generally, despite the up and down nature of my recovery the week has been a positive one and I’m better now than I was when I started. Even yesterday was a positive, despite the knee pain – it was me that caused the pain by trying too much. My immune system just keeps chugging along and healing as fast as it can.
Congratulations on the haibun acceptance, though I am sorry to hear your knee is out of sorts.
The knee is on the mend. 🙂
Just take it easy, my friend, even though you feel better.
Big trip today then a sensible few weeks. Details will follow. 🙂
Progressing by bits and pieces is better than not progressing at all. I would suggest learning from experience when it comes to doing too much but as I have never tried it myself, I don’t know whether it does any good.
Yes, it’s one of those things where I know the theory but only remember it when the pain starts. 🙂
I think it’s good to push yourself a little too far now and then. It shows you still have gumption! Good for you. Just be smart and back off a bit now until you’ve healed a bit more. Good luck with work!
Thank you. Managed three hours at work – nice to be back talking to people!
Well done, not on the over exertion, but regrouping, with help from Dave Clark 😉 There’s always set backs but you seem to have got it under control 😊
Sounds like progress, despite the setback. Always frustrating when the healing doesn’t go as quickly as we would like. Take care!
Yes, current problem, to be fair, is caused by my stupidity rather than the illness. 🙂
Damn the reversal. I trust you will kick it into touch
At th moment I can’t kick anything . . .