Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Owie. Stingie.

So, since my roomie finked on me yesterday morning, here's what happened:

Sunday evening I went out to the garage to shift some supplies into the house. Coming up the short, three-tread flight of steps from the back door into the kitchen, I had my arms full of a 12-pack of Diet Dew and a 20-lb sack of cat litter, while my hands were juggling my keychain and the door to the kitchen.

As the door swung open inwards, I took a bad step on the stairs and came down with my full weight on the brass-clad edge of the tile kitchen floor, right on my right kneecap. I let out a yell that would curl your hair, and promptly curled into a whimpering fetal ball on the kitchen floor, sure I'd split my kneecap.

Bobbi, probably worried she might be dealing with a rental vacancy to judge by the sound effects this pratfall generated, came running into the kitchen to see me writhing like an Italian soccer player on the tile. She immediately tried to get some ice on my knee. I was groaning "Shut the basement door!" through gritted teeth.

"Let's get some ice on that knee first," she replied, sensibly.

"The cats'll get into the basement!"

"I don't think we need to worry about the cats."

Good point. I'm sure that they had retreated to whatever extradimensional space it is cats go to when there's lots of thumping and banging and yelling and other various, sudden cat-startling noises.

Anyhow. I'm sure it's not broken, although I'm still favoring it a bit. I did make the mistake of kneeling on it for a fraction of a second while trying to put a new cover on the futon, but I was distracted from the pain by my head and back hitting the ceiling.

Like they say, that which does not kill us...

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you didn't break it but it sounds like you BRUISED it a lot. Have a local witchdoctor x-ray it & feel better soon. I just fell on my tailbone (coccyx)on cement, so I do feel your pain, just in a different spot.

Ulises from CA

perlhaqr said...

I recently decided I was tired of being fat and inflexible, so I started working out.

I don't feel your pain, necessarily, but I sure feel a lot of my own.

I hope your knee gets better soon. :)

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Ouch! Hope you feel better soon, and heal up well.

Drang said...

Seems to be a lot of pain in the gun blogging community these days.

I blame George W. Bush.

mariner said...

Like they say, that which does not kill us...

... still hurts like a mother...?

Billll said...

That which does not kill us, sets us up for that which does.

sj said...

That which does not kill us...
has made a grave tactical error.

Tam said...

sj,

"That which does not kill us...
has made a grave tactical error.
"

I want that on a t-shirt. :D

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

I let out a yell that would curl your hair

...but before you could move, RX grabbed her a chair... ;-)

Hope you get better soon, Tam.

Anonymous said...

That which does not kill us ....


...learns from the experience...?

Keads said...

Oh, damn. I hope everything is cool for upcoming activities. As had been said many times: "If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans".

Take care and get off of that knee.

Oh, can you tell me how many times I have to run borepatches through an Arisaka Type 38? Been at it all night. Hoppes #9, Break Free Clp, wire brush, etc. I have given up for tonight. The thing can soak in CLP tonight.

Stingray said...

*cough*.

Just sayin'. ;)

Phil said...

That which does not kill us...
has made a grave tactical error.


Maxim 35?

og said...

Sometimes, pain is weakness leaving the body. Sometimes, pain is Elvis, leaving the auditorium. Sometimes pain is Klutz, leaving you on the floor in pieces. Hope you're mended soonest.

Roberta X said...

Keads: Flitz, a jag and a patch is your friend.

Glenn Kelley said...

Tam,
Am I right to assume that it doesn't take a compound fracture for the bone to show?

Glenn

Anonymous said...

Okay, so maybe it's a good thing that all the nerves in my knee are dead. Makes it a bitch to kneel, but it never hurts (which means that I may eventually shatter it again, & won't know it until I look down).
Beer & pain meds (but that's redundant), Tam.
--Tennessee Budd

homebru said...

That which does not kill us...

makes us stiff and sore the next morning.

Ruth said...

It is entirely possible to not only bruise your kneecap, but to also bruise the bone and cartiledge behind the kneecap. I've done it. Though the doctor couldn't figure out how I'd done so without smashing the kneecap to pieces. If thats what you've done you're in for a painfull few weeks, cause EVERY move you make will result in the kneecap bumping bone bruises....

Tam said...

Glenn,

"Am I right to assume that it doesn't take a compound fracture for the bone to show?"

It doesn't count as "hurting" if you rub some dirt in it and walk it off. After the initial screaming, I mean. ;)

RandyGC said...

That which does not kill us...
has made a grave tactical error.


Maxim 35?

Yep

http://store.schlockmercenary.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=P-TER35

Hat Trick said...

I hope it heals quickly. You might ask B. about the joint supplement she's been taking.

...Mr.O said...

"I did make the mistake of kneeling on it for a fraction of a second while trying to put a new cover on the futon, but I was distracted from the pain by my head and back hitting the ceiling."

Heh! That's the first time I've really laughed out loud since last Thursday morning 'bout 1020.

Us folks who've wrecked motorcycles don't need to be banging knee caps. Get well soon...

DirtCrashr said...

Your knee, my elbow.
If it balloons up like a sack of...puffy stuff, after the ice put a compression bandage on it to actively push the swelling down. Don't forget your ibuprofen.
I couldda sworn my was chipped but the X-rays revealed not, or naught.
It took a month+ for all the "fluid" to be re-absorbed, but I'm old.
It's still tender and I can't do "slow prone" (or any of the other positions). I need to find some kind of elbow gel-pad - neoprene is just like a band-aid, it's too thin, it's like the difference between concealment and cover you want cover.

Jennifer said...

Ouch! Be careful with yourself. Your starting to sound like me. Injuries make for entertaining stories, but I know they aren't as much fun to live through.

grave tactical error...heh. I like that.

Cybrludite said...

It seems to be pain season for commenters too. Tore a muscle in my calf yesterday. Race you back to health!

DaddyBear said...

You never seem to do anything halfway, you know that, right?

Hope it heals quickly and cleanly.

Larry said...

"Like they say, that which does not kill us..."

ends up as blog fodder somewhere.

Hope it feels better soon.

Bram said...

I noticed that "that which does not kill us... " had an expiration date of around age 30. After which, that which hurt me started making me feel older and slightly closer to death.

Anonymous said...

makes us stronger. That or paraplegic.

Kristopher said...

Stingray: Cough...

She needs underwear with taunts printed on them?

Ritchie said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. It's been my view that stairs are more dangerous than "assault weapons", but the data would be difficult to normalize.