Tuesday, September 24, 2013

KNEE THERAPY: Yay, maybe

Today I get to start therapy on my knee. The doctor says it looks fine, nothing torn. But, it looks like I have a stretched calf muscle. It seems that your calf muscles are supposed to stretch. I mean, my calves don't look like tube socks blowing in the wind. If anything, I have to stretch every morning as it is. (Go you chicken fat go! Remember that one?) As it is, Kathi thinks I have cute calf muscles. NOT manly calf muscles, but cute calves.

So, today we get to see just what they are talking about. I want to know why my knee keeps popping when I bend it at times. It's loud enough that I woke up our dog, Nugget, the other day while outside pulling up our tomato plants. I guess I'll have to get out a pair of workout shorts to wear to therapy. Just what the whole world needs to see right now, is my almost fish-belly white (I got some sun.) legs. And, I get to go to such a nice part of town for this.

With all the stuff I carry day to day, I'm a little concerned about being able to keep my shorts up. I wonder how shorts look with suspenders? And knee high white tube socks. (Won't that be burned into your brain for the rest of the day!) That's so bad that it even scares me. Well, I could maybe dig out an old pair of cut-offs that I used to wear back in the good old days. (1970's) You know, the kind that we would cut off just below the pockets. And they were not worth wearing unless there was like three inches of fringe from the threads hanging down.

Well, enough of this. Time to go to therapy and have them run me through the grind. If I'm able to walk when I get done, I will blog some of what they did, or didn't do, to my knee.

6 comments:

  1. Hope it all turns out well. I too had a pair of those jean shorts....I wince at the remembrance.

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    1. Stephen, the therapy lady, worked my butt off. I thought that I was going to need a cane, just to get back to the car. LOL!
      As for the shorts, I try not to look in the mirror, if I put them on. The wife seems to like them though. If you could just hear some of the comments she makes. LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by my friend.

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  2. What you Knee-d(i just can't resist!) is a good, loose pair of overalls or at least carpenter jeans for your workouts/therapy/torture sessions. The legs are cut geneously, allowing you much freedom of movement and some semblance of modesty.
    Best of luck!

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    1. irontomflint, Jeez, so sorry it took me so long to get a reply back to you. I managed to get through therapy pretty well. My knee is much improved.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Firsts are always hard, but you'll get used to it after a few more sessions. It's good news that your knees were spared from any serious injury and that physical therapy is enough to condition it. So, how's everything now? Do your knees feel any better?

    -Hugh Mounsey @ USHealthWorks (Bellevue-Center)

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    1. Hugh Mounsey, thanks for stopping by. Therapy went well. did it for a month, and they let me go. I'm back to walking around the lake with Nugget. The knees stiffen up a bit in cold weather. But after moving around a bit they are fine.

      The knees feel a lot better. Enough that I went and did some metal detecting a few weeks ago. A lot of kneeling walking and digging. Found a ring, and about Forty some odd cents for six hours of swinging the detector. LOL!

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