Monday, November 22, 2004

Prepatellar Bursitis 

I had an appointment with a knee specialist today, given the blob of fluid that has become ever present around my kneecap. I have prepatellar bursitis - i.e. I banged my knee really hard when I wiped out on my Razorboard, and now the protective fluid sac is swollen and tender. Should take 4-6 weeks to heal, during which time I must:

Ice 20 minutes at least twice a day.

Anti-inflammatories (Motrin, Aleve) twice a day.

No treadmill, bike, etc. at the gym. I can use the elliptical trainer for 20 minutes at a time, followed by ice.

In the future, always wear knee pads when doing any sort of fall inducing sport.

The Girl reminded me of this as we drove past a skateboard park in Burlington. Earlier I had commented that I wanted to try snowboarding, and then at the park I mused that perhaps I should get a skateboard.

"Okay, Knee Girl. Anything else you can take up to damage yourself more? How about a nice pogo stick? Maybe a unicycle?"

Sigh. It's part of why she loves me...

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:36 PM