Sunday, December 21, 2014
These are the outer doors at the Portland Museum of Art looking out at some of the holiday lights at Congress Square. These doors were easy to negotiate compared to what I'm trying to do today. Yesterday, while walking doing a few errands, I began to feel some sensitivity in my left knee. That evening I had to apply ice to the outer edge of my knee. By 10 PM, I was in some serious throbbing pain. I couldn't straighten my knee out. I sat up all night and entertained myself with the tube. I think I probably slept a few 15 minutes intervals. That's about it. In and now out.
Elenka drove me into QuickCare at Maine Medical at 9 this morning. We just got home. I've been diagnosed with Patellofemoral Arthralgia of the left kneen.
That's a mouthful.
Let me simplify.
I have a swelling of the knee!
I could have never opened this door today.
Now the good news.
I'm on some pretty hefty painkillers.
I hope to feel nothing soon.