I'd never known anything like this before and unable to move plus no way of getting to A & E (Eldest and Son in Law were here but had had wine) after phone calls ended up with lovely Ambulance people here (I didn't call them but dialed 111 for advice - and then they called an ambulance). I felt so stupid - an ambulance for a non-emergency is just not right- but he said all their calls in their shift so far had been to non emergencies and all were 111 referrals.
After he'd decided it was something to do with cartilage and I'd had enough gas and air to make me woozy he pulled and bent the knee so I was able to straighten it enough to stand up. It was something that was going to be very painful for several days (and nights) and the only thing to do was ice-packs, rest, gentle moving, paracetamol, ibuprofen and time.
On Sunday..... missed out enjoying having all the family here ...............they came but I was too tired and uncomfortable to enjoy it.
On Monday ............. missed swimming and the village free over 60's lunch
On Tuesday .......... missed the Small WI Christmas meal
On Wednesday ......... missed a community lunch at the primary school
On Thursday I was supposed to pick up BiL from Ipswich hospital and do shopping at the same time. But cancelled that - 50 miles might have been a bit too much clutch work, but thought I'd better try a little driving and went down to vote at the village hall. All OK so went a bit further for tomorrows blog post subject.
Luckily I had food enough for me and cat and got Son and SiL to bring some wood in before they went home on Sunday.
But looking on the positive side of all those days at home - I had plenty of time to finish writing Christmas cards and letters and wrapping parcels ready to post!
I went online and referred myself to Physio too, which will help .
Annoying that something that took a second to do is going to take weeks to put right.
Friday I tested the knee a bit further and drove the 5 miles to Debenham for the Co-op so I could get some fruit and post off the parcels.
No use wanting to use the cash machine at the Co-op, someone nicked it again in November for the second time in two years, so everything is boarded up again.
2 more pluses of using the local Co-op yesterday
Double Divi through December
and I picked up 3 of these which can go in the cupboard for the Grandchildren ready for a few years time.....lots of Christmassy dot-to-dots, colouring and things to do.