... yesterday morning started off so well - Heather, Mum and I headed off to the big Abakan in Mostyn - me driving. Heather and I spent some time pottering around the craft shop section of the shop - so many lovely goodies, but I was very restrained and only got some chipboard letters and some gilding flakes. I'd been limping a litttle around the shop, but it was okay.
Then, just after I'd paid and while I was standing by the till waiting for Heather to pay, I felt, and thought I heard, a very large pop in my left knee. The next thing I know is that I'm almost sitting on the floor and am have incredible pain in my knee. I managed to get into a chair, but wasn't able to take any weight on my left leg at all - well I could stand on it, but it made my eyes water!!! LOTS!
Between Heather, the shop assistant and me - I managed to get back into the car - Heather drove home. I had to crawl into my house on my hands and knees, and if it hadn't hurt so much it would have been funny. I phoned my doctor and was advised to go to Accident and Emergency.
I arrived at 4.30pm and had to stay on my own. Heather was kind enough to make sure that Mum and Kathryn were okay, but she couldn't stay with me. I was seen and had some X-rays of my knee - no breaks - which is good. However, I was still in enormous amounts of pain - and feeling like an idiot! I was given some stronger painkillers - good! :) Then I went to the Observation ward where I waited until almost 11pm to see the doctor. Good thing I'd taken a book to read.
The upshot is that I've got some serious damage to the ligaments, and possibly the cartilage, in my left knee. I have my leg strapped up - looking a bit like the Michelin Man! And I've been given crutches - as I can't walk without them. I'm seeing my physio later today - hopefully she'll be able to help with the pain. And in the meantime, I'm pretty much housebound. Good thing I've got a nice craft room downstairs!! :) The only thing is that I'm supposed to keep my leg elevated, so crafting will be difficult!
That's all for now. I'm about to try and negotiate the bathroom with a pair of crutches!!