A Tail of Too Knees

It’s over. I asked for and received a pardon from my physical therapist and am free free free. The caveat is that I need to continue my Pt on my own, but that is not hard. I’m back at the CYMCA in Red Bank, and happily trying out my new knee (self-groan) in various yoga and pilates positions.

Not that it is easy. Try doing child’s pose when you can’t bear weight on the front of the knee. Or waving your leg in the air while holding the torso in a sideways position. Or getting up at all!

But it had to be done. Better now than later. Speaking of which, this witch is busy becoming a zombie for a belated Samhain/Hallowmas at UUCMC.

And while I’m there, I hope I don’t encounter alphabet soup on the buffet table. Or even Buffy the Vampire Slayer, although there is a good chance of that. With this crowd. Just saying.


Getting My Knee-ds met…Again

I woke up the other day with a “subconjunctival hemorrhage.” I know this because although there is no known cause, I’ve had this before and did indeed visit my ophthalmologist the first time to check it out. So I went ahead and went about my daily business, which entailed hanging out with my church community and some doctors’ offices, and some stores. I called attention to it to alleviate any anxiety over such a horrible visage as I presented. One thing I thought was that since things were going so well with my knee (despite my wailing to the contrary), my body decided that it was time something else went wrong. As far as etiology, how about the trouble I recently had with moving a desktop computer after many years, and many drivers and records trying to make my head explode.

As far as cause, I did have a sneezing bout the day before the reddening event. And I do take a shitload of supplements, including baby aspirin, which also contributes to the propensity for this. So I cut out the aspirin for now. My blood is so thin anyway that a vampire would pass me up like we pass up agglutinated food.

Then I decided that I would be a stand-up comedian, but couldn’t.