Sorry, I’ve not been keeping up for the last few days, and have a let another deadline pass. It’s about time to get back into the swing of things but I’m going to do it in a relaxed manner. Sunday involved five hours of driving, which I don’t find as easy as I used to do, and tomorrow is going to be my first full day back at work.
Fortunately I have managed to sort of the knee problem myself. Originally I had to wait until Friday for my telephone physio appointment, so I decided I had better do something about it myself, as I couldn’t take another week of it. I’ve had a similar problem before and all the evidence was pointing to the problem being caused by having my leg elevated, even though I was being very careful to avoid straining my knee. The second part of the problem was that I couldn’t get into a decent position to push myself up, which was also putting strain on the knee.
This was easily solved. I removed the makeshift footstool and rested my foot on a rolled towel on the ground. This seemed to give me the most comfortable position to sit. It also allowed me to use the cushion from the footstool to raise my sitting position and to get a good straight push on the chair arms fro standing.
That evening I noticed a difference and two days later that part of the problem is nearly gone. I have not had the knee brace on since Sunday, which is even better news.
All this is made even better by the news that my physio “appointment” has been moved back to Friday 24th. I still have plenty to discuss but I won’t be in pain for the next two weeks as I wait.
The featured image is the one of gold-plated Buffalo Nickels that we had a complaint about several weeks ago. We supplied the customer with coins which were exactly as described, and the owner even agreed to a discount as he was taking them all. When he complained we said he was free to return them if he wasn’t happy. This was despite the fact were had done nothing wrong. He didn’t return them and instead gave us negative feedback, which is annoying. Someone else has also given us a negative because the post is taking a long time. This is not our fault, but he has decided it is. You can tell I’m getting better when I start talking about the evils of letting idiots bid on eBay.
I am glad the knee is mending well and you are not in the brace, or in pain. Good work!
I must now make sure I lose weight and become healthier. I didn’t like feeling old and ill.
Becoming healthier will ensure that you are able write many more poems, much to the delight of your readers.
😉 You are, as usual, too kind. I am just starting to get back into my stride.
Glad to hear you are ramping up for more poetry! My favorite is still the one about the shape of a vole in water. The imagery is beautiful.
Thank you. I quite like that one. I will use the picture of the pond that inspired it as my header today. 🙂
I am glad that you have got a solution to the knee. I hope that it sticks.
With thought and weight loss I’m hoping the knee will be OK.
The two combined should be very useful.
If only I’d thought of it twenty years ago. 🙂
I am going to try it soon.
I have to say, you are sounding more and more like your old self. <3
It’s taken four weeks but I am getting close to my old cantankerous self. 🙂
There’s nowt as queer as folk 😉 Glad you sorted the knee out 😀
I must be one of the few people who injured a knee by sitting. Most people have to run or jump. 🙂
🤔😂A friend of mine slipped on some leaves picking his daughter up from school and his kneecap ended up on his thigh, sheared the ligaments that hold in place. So I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself 😉😉
That sounds dreadful. Makes you think about how delicate we really are. 🙂
You mean you don’t hand deliver the coins?
One customer did once accuse us of travelling 300 miles to intercept the postman and steal the coins back . . .
There is no sanity test for eBay. 🙂
Could you imagine that quiz?
Please tell me that’s not true!
I’d love to, but it isn’t. We have all sorts of messages about our shortcomings. 🙂