Today was an awesome day. I went to the doctor today about my knee. I didn't break it , tear any tendons, I have strain the tendon or muscle on the outside of my left knee. I have to wear a knee brace for the next 6 to 8 weeks while it heels I can handle that. He told me to take the pain medication which I will do basically at night so I get a good night rest. It made me happy and as it heels the limp will go away. The brace is like what an athlete would wear that plays sports.The one from the ER went from my hip to my ankle. That was going to be an accident to happen because if I got down I was having a problem getting up. My daughter-inlaw picked the one I am wearing. It works so much better. The doctor told me that I didn't have any arthritis in my knee and that was good to know.
Another piece of good news was that my dil father that had the stroke was able to transfer from his bed to a wheelchair with physical therapy's help. Even the speech therapist notice some improvement. A lot has to do with the will power of those who have the problem.
They are going to get my hubby a shoe with an 1 1/2 lift on it to where he will be level. They think that will help him learn to walk again because it will make both legs the same length. We shall see.
I know that I will go see him and spend more time with him. I just have to wear my knee brace and that is not a problem. I went up to see him this afternoon and had supper with him. He was really happy to see me. His blood sugar was running really high and they couldn't figure out why. Well we had waffles for breakfast with syrup, hot chocolate to drink, and the snack is always ice cream. Milk raises blood sugar. Also when the liver is acting up the blood sugar runs high. This evening he had country fry steak, mash potatoes with gravy, and a triple layer salad with peas, cheese, lettuce and the dressing that they put it together with would raise the blood sugar. Of course, we must not forget the chocolate brownie for dessert.
I got asked if I was scared to stay by myself with a bum knee. I watch how I go up and down steps, plus I know if I move the wrong way even with the brace it will hurt. The doctors have been amazed at how little of medication I take at my age. I think a lot of that is that I am still active and I still work and will as long as my health allows it. Well it is back to work tomorrow so I had better go to bed.
You all have a good rest of the week.