…the first thing I had to do was to go and injure myself!
Yesterday, like today, was a good day. Had lots of brain, lots of words. Finished my first hour, and actually managed 1000 words. When I start writing in the morning, particularly after leaving the work for several days, I will go back through all of what I’d written the last time (which had been 3800 words I’d done on the plane down to Florida.)
But what I’d written before turned out to be cleaner than what I’d expected, so I was able to get to generating new words fairly quickly.
At the end of that first hour, I went for a walk with my husband, as we are wont to do.
Stepping from the tiny house to the ground, I twisted my leg. Specifically, my right knee.
My knee swelled up, possibly a third as big as the other knee. Instead of trying to get in 10K steps yesterday, I spent most of the day on my butt, with my knee elevated, icing it. I slathered it in Aspercreme. And I went and bought a knee stabilizer and wore it whenever I was up and about.
This morning, my knee is much better. Still swollen, but no where near as big as it had been. I took a muscle relaxant last night before I went to bed, figuring that wouldn’t hurt. (I don’t take sleeping pills when I have problems sleeping. Instead, my doctor prescribed muscle relaxants. Generally I take them at 2 AM, when I’ve woken up from night sweats and can’t get back to sleep.)
I have physical therapy today. I’m going to talk with my therapist about my knee, have her take a look at it, and give me an initial prognosis – basically, does she believe, in her 18+ years of working with the human body and injuries, that I need to go see a medical doctor for this? Or does she think it will heal on its own?
I’m hoping for the latter, but I’m afraid it’s going to be the former. The knee just has too many moving parts. Whenever I bend it a certain degree, like say, to sit, I can feel something go “pop” above and to the right of the knee. Not just internally, but if I put my fingers on that spot, I can feel something pop, as if something is sliding in and out of place.
So now, time to get back to the fiction. Kind of excited about that. I have a really cool scene coming up that I’ve been looking forward to writing since the first or second chapter of the first book.
I hope that y’all are having a lovely day!