TajLV laundry day, clean is good
I twisted my right knee a week ago… not badly enough to keep me from walking, but it hurts when I move it in certain ways and there has been some swelling. Back in the day, I would have just ignored it, gutted it out and waited till it healed, which (of course) takes longer if you don’t give it any attention.
Well, a couple of days ago I thought, “I’m a senior. I can look like a gimp and everyone will think its normal.” So I bought a knee brace. The girl at the pharmacy let me try it on before I purchased it and my joint felt soooo good, I just left it on and wore it home, even though I was wearing shorts. It wasn’t cheap, but I think its going to turn out to be a good investment. Getting older means aches and pains. I’m sure I’ll have opportunity to use it again in the future when this episode passes.
BTW… for the swelling, I’ve been using a bag of frozen peas I always keep in the freezer to use as an ice pack. Love that feeling when the joint gets numb.