2018 Life Logs, Day 305—On Crutches
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Weather: Sunny and Even Warmer; High 66, Low 58 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
As I reported in yesterday’s log, I fell coming up the steps to my front door last night and did something to my left knee that doesn’t allow me to straighten my leg. That means I can’t put my full weight on it and that means I can’t walk. I used an umbrella as a cane last night and this morning, and actually just crawled to bathroom in the middle of the night instead of taking the chance of falling. Since things were no better this morning, I spent my day in doctors’ offices. I can’t get an appointment with my orthopedic doctor until Tuesday, so I went to my chiropractor who assessed the situation and recommended I go to an Urgent Care Center to get x-rays. I was very impressed with the efficiency at the Urgent Care Center. They took x-rays and determined that nothing is broken or fractured, so that was wonderful news. I have most likely pulled a muscle or cartilage or a ligament, but neither the chiropractor nor the Urgent Care physician think I have torn anything. That can only be determined with an ultrasound or MRI, but that has to be ordered by the orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. If things are better by Tuesday, then that probably won’t be necessary. In the meantime, I was given crutches to use until I can easily walk without support. I feel like things are getting better already. I hope I still feel that way in the morning.
On a happier note, Jo sent Halloween photos of Ziggy and Coco from last night. Coco was a vampire and Ziggy was an invisible man wearing his granddad’s vest. Mark was wearing that vest when I met him 45 years ago and Ziggy has been wearing it since Mark died. And it is still going strong. Ziggy and Coco went Trick or Treating and then headed downtown to a restaurant on the plaza for a spooky puppet show and playing on the plaza with friends. Sounds like it was a Happy Halloween in Rincon, Puerto Rico.