Surprise! Can’t Walk!

Something happened to my right knee last night. I was walking and then I couldn’t.

At the moment, exactly what happened is a mystery. Last night I walked into a board meeting, and couldn’t walk out.

After the meeting, I was wheeled out to my car, drove home (yes, the bad knee is my driving leg), hobbled through the garage, and scooted up the steps on my behind into a wheelchair. With Eric having his own waking challenges, this makes us a pretty handicapped household!

I’m headed to some sort of doctor this morning, I’m sure, to see what’s up.

In the meantime, I’m learning how to navigate in a wheelchair. I’m glad we had an extra one! I have a new appreciation for anyone on two wheels, I can tell you that. I have taken for granted so many basics, like standing. And going across the room to get a drink of water.

I’m also thinking about how to re-design wheelchairs. Seriously, how is one supposed to carry things that spill? No cup holder? ? And what about a handy pocket for a cell phone? How about a smaller and lighter chair to get around those pesky corners?

It’s time to call the doctor. All for now.

 

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    Roberta N.

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    Good luck at the doctor’s office today. I hope the condition is not as serious as it is mysterious. Heal with ease. Roberta

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    Holly

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    I’m sending. So much healing light to you, Terri. I am praying for your swift recovery! Keep us posted.

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    Rebecca S Corwin

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    Terri,
    I have no idea how you are feeling right now. but letting you know you a being supported in love.

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    Ginny

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    Good luck, Teri! We all need to absorb the truth that “people with disabilities” is one disadvantaged group that is open to anyone, at any time; and most of us will join if we live a very long life!

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    Emily Shaules

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    Feel better soon, Terri! I’m sending you healing vibes!!!

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    Vicki RC

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    Sending love to you and your knee(d)s.

    love, Vicki

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    Kimberly

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    Oh my goodness Terri. Sending lots of healing light and love to you both.

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      Terri Crosby

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      thank you, Kimberly. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!! love, Terri

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    David Ehlert

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    Sounds.a lot like a stroke I had which started with my right leg suddenly going “out from under me” and evolving into full stroke over a two day period. What did your doctor say?

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks for your concern. It’s not a stroke. It’s a torn meniscus which folded back on itself and got stuck between the bones, causing pain. It’s fine now, thanks to Giuseppe Piazza, a magical and knowledgeable person regarding bodies. My bone doc was impressed.

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