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Jul 31 2012

Knee Update

Regular readers know that I injured my knee a couple of weeks ago, badly enough to send me to the emergency room. Many of you have been asking about it, so I wanted to give you a quick update.

My knee is doing much, much better. With most of my regular day-to-day activities, I’m close to normal. I can’t yet walk as far as I normally can without taking a break to rest; and I’m holding off on doing any sort of heavy lifting, including heavy bags of groceries and such. But I’m totally off the crutches and the cane and the pain meds (except for ibuprofen), and I’m walking longish distances, and I can do pretty much all of my regular day-to-day activities without much trouble. I even went to the gym today (don’t worry, I wasn’t stupid — upper body work on machines, plus some abs work).

I’m still somewhat backed up on work that I missed when I was out. So I probably won’t be back to my usual blogging schedule for another week or so. But I wanted to reassure you all: I’m getting back to normal fairly quickly. Or what passes for normal for me. Thanks to everyone for your kind words — it’s meant a lot.

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  1. 1
    Pieter B, FCD

    Don’t you dare go “normal” on us. Ever.

    As one who’s had A Knee, I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend. Best of luck for continued progress.

  2. 2
    Hunt

    Excellent news.

  3. 3
    Ed Brayton

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, Greta!

  4. 4
    carpenterman

    Good to hear. Knee injuries SUCK! My father injured his knee playing high-school baseball in the late 40′s, and it bothered him the rest of his life. Glad you won’t be going through that.

  5. 5
    Flimsyman

    Thank goodness. Glad to hear it.

  6. 6
    Bronze Dog

    Glad to hear recovery continues to go well.

    I’m starting to get to that phase where I can say “I’m not as young as I used to be,” and had a bit of a scare when I injured my lower back and couldn’t move about without severe pain. I was quite glad to get back to my life after it faded. So I know how worrying an injury like that can be.

  7. 7
    Rory

    Glad you’re doing okay. Looking forward to having you back blogging regularly, but we’ll be here whenever you’re back.

  8. 8
    ischemgeek

    Yay! Best wishes for continued recovery! :)

  9. 9
    Stephanie Zvan

    Oh, excellent. I’m glad to hear it appears to be healing without further intervention.

  10. 10
    salo

    Wonderful news! Here’s hoping the rest of your recovery goes as smoothly.

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    George

    Glad to know that you are feeling better.
    It is very rare for me to comment, but I did want to send a note to say that I look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis – and have missed your presence on the blog.
    Thank you for doing this.

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    F [is for failure to emerge]

    Wow, good for you! I hope you have continued good recovery and don’t suffer relapses (for lack of a better word).

  13. 13
    SherryH

    Glad to hear you’re mending! I hope it continues apace.

  14. 14
    Samantha M

    Woot! Thanks for the update! I have missed you! Glad you are feeling better.

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    Ani Sharmin

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, Greta! I hope things continue to improve.

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