Another Ouch

Many many years ago, when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, back in the days of people looking at me thinking I was a cute little kid, I tended to be a tad Accident Prone. The "occasional" bump, slip, cut, concussion, broken bone, gash, burn, impalement, poisoning and whatever else happened to be flavour of the month. One such "incident" involved me pelting at high speed down a hill on a bike, and for no apparent reason, falling OFF said bike.

Gravity had it in for me as a kid.

This "incident" involved me breaking my kneecap on my left leg, which ended up plastered, strapped, immobilised and generally left to heal. Yesterday, while doing that very daring act of Walking Across the Lounge my knee decided to remind me what it felt like all those years ago. I could almost hear the little bastard going "Surprise! Remember THIS!"

Now I assume it's because I'm getting old, and my old war wounds are playing up. Maybe the weather is about to change, and I'll be this old guy in 40 years rocking on the porch saying "Yesssireee, th' old knee be achin', it's gonna snow *cackle wheeze*" while I whittle a stick and chew tobacco.

But holy shit it caught me by surprise, and this morning it just "sore" and I'm hobbling around like an idiot.

My only concern is that some of my other "Childhood Mishaps" don't come back to haunt me. Some of them bring a tear to my eye just thinking about them, let alone reliving them.

*gulp*

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6 Responses to “Another Ouch”

debbie said...

OH Dan just signed you in for the scrap head already,, I think you have arthritus in it honey,, this can happen when you break something and is was slightly colder yesterday,, my foot hurts like hell when it gets cold.. As for the people who thought you were a Cute Kid! I wonder what they think now..
Hope you feel better soon,,

zingtrial said...

Hi! Hope you are feeling better. Prevent knee pain by keeping the muscles that support your knees strong and flexible. Start out slowly. Walk before you run - before you engage in a strenuous high impact activity such as jogging or running, try walking for a week. If walking causes knee pain, you shouldn't be running. Warm up and stretch before working out. Give your body a chance to recover from exercise. If you do high impact activities take every other day off. Avoid running up and down stairs and full squats. :) Wish you well

Jeanne said...

sucks to get old, sweetie...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

trust me...
it doesn't get better!

Em's way said...

What do you mean, you will be an old man on the porch in 40 years..... you already are aren't you ;)

The Special Zipper said...

Clumsy, accident prone .. why does this surprise me ... oh yeah .. it doesn't.