“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

What a surprise! It is cloudy and damp and it rained a bit earlier. Welcome to spring!

My yard is being spring cleaned. The blowers scared Henry who is upstairs hiding. He came down to eat, sat a bit with me on the couch then ran upstairs.

I went to physical therapy yesterday. My arm is stiff and has curtailed movement. I have a couple of exercises to help. Peter, my therapist, noticed my limp. It’s a bit difficult not to. He checked my knee and couldn’t believe how swollen it still is. That I can’t straighten it was his big concern. It just hurts too much. He worked with the knee a bit and gave me an exercise to help straighten it. Last night was brutal. Today isn’t much better. I have decided not to fall again.

My first fall was at 5 and the second fall I remember happened when I was ten. I must have been going to the bathroom and turned the wrong way and tumbled down the stairs whacking my chin on the table at the foot of the stairs. Nobody heard me. My chin was bleeding profusely. I woke my mother up and told her I had fallen. I didn’t mention the blood dripping from my chin. She told me to go back to bed so I did. I had to sleep on the floor with my back against my bed as my chin throbbed too much for me to lie down. In the morning my mother was horrified to see the gash on my chin and all the blood on my pajama top. We went to the doctor’s. First he cleaned it and was none too gentle. He said he couldn’t stitch it. He closed it with bandaids. I have a scar under my chin.

I could do an errand or two today, but I just don’t want to go anywhere. I want to stay home, moan about my knee and take a nap to make up for last night.

My larder is filled. With my coffee I had an onion bagel and cream cheese. It was a perfect way to start the morning. I love the days after Peapod delivers.

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6 Comments on ““Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.””

  1. GnuFOOL Says:

    very nice post

    • katry Says:

      Thanks so much, Gnu. I often wonder, after all this time writing Coffee, if I am getting boring or repetitive.

  2. olof1 Says:

    It’s a good thing that therapist took a look at Your knee, I’m pretty sure You’ll be back to normal much faster with these exercises. They usually hurt to do though but they do help.

    It could very well be Your groans while moving that sounds scary to Henry, who knows what he has gone through in his life. Nova can for instance not walk down into the cellar, too many bad things happened to her in a cellar when she grew up.

    Peapod delivering sounds rather nice 🙂 but I work beside a grocery store that has everything I need and can buy on my way home so I guess I might as well continue buying there 🙂

    Have a great day and take care!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      My knee hurts when I walk. I groan when I have to go to the kitchen or bathroom. The exercise may help but it also aggravates my knee.

      I think you could be right about groans, but this is the second time a blower has scared him. The other one wasn’t all that close to us but it frightened him anyway. I also have to remember he is rally still a baby.

      It isn’t the shopping I dislike as much as hauling it all into the house and putting the groceries away. Now I just have the putting away.

      Enjoy you day!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s good that the therapist checked out your knee because it’s not too good that you can’t straighten it out all the way.

    My falls have mostly been off horses and out of trees but eI have fallen off the sides of cliffs a couple of times. When I fell, I always tried very hard to land on my knees. With age I realize what a painfully bad plan that was. :/

    It’s cloudy and damp here, too, but no rain yet. And I agree about the days after Peapod delivers.

    Enjoy the post Peapod time.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Sitting down is fine but then the knee stiffens and walking is a killer. Last night I woke up several times because of the pain. It had been better but playing around with it yesterday maddest more painful.

      When was 5, I fractured my arm by using it to help cushion the fall. That is exactly how I fractured it this time too. I got older but not much smarter.

      It rained only for a short while, but it looks threatening again. My yard looks good.

      You also enjoy today!


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