#ROW80 Check-in August 14th

Oh, boy. Another week down! Where are they going? I swear it was just August 1st!

Okay, so progress has still been pretty slow due to the knee issue. I’ve been to ER who said it was a sprain (no kidding!) and gave me painkillers. Saw my doctor who said it was a sprain of the medial collateral ligament (that would be the ligament that is on the right side of your knee looking down at it) and he suggested we wait a few weeks to see if it heals on its own before doing anything. I agree, b/c I do not want to get an MRI or incur any more bills if it’s just going to heal but take awhile to do it. If things aren’t even a little bit improved, then it’s MRI and orthopedic time. He says there could be a tear. :cries:

So, been doing the icing/anti-inflammatory/painkiller/wrapping regimen and…no improvement. Been having trouble sleeping, so I’m taking the one painkiller before bed. I’m also trying to elevate it when I’m home and when I’m sleeping. I am hoping it’s just taking its time. I do to need this right now.

The thing I’m most focused on is my short story. I got my crits back, and there are a lot of changes that need to be made. All valid points, and I agree with them. What’s funny is that another writer and I wrote our stories very close to each other, but never talked about our stories, so we had no way of knowing what the other was writing! We’re working toward making them different enough so the collection is more well-rounded.

So that’s happening. Tomorrow I’ll be working on that.

Here’s the rundown on the rest:

Ever Touched – 1,528 words written since last check-in (I had no idea it was that many!), and I’m less than 500 words away from 100k. 🙂

Covenant – Nada

Exercise – Nada, until this knee thing is resolved

Water – Every day but one.

Reviews – Will be posting a review for one book on Monday. Need to start another book asap.

Secret project – Nada

Chocolate consumption: WW Sundaes, WW pastry thingies, WW chocolate caramels, Ultimate chocolate sandwiches, cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream. and WW chocolate brownies.



12 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in August 14th

  1. Ack, knees issues… Been there. I had one dr. who suggested replacement surgery (I fell in a parking lot on some ice and chipped the patella), but I supported and braced it on the advice of my own doctor. It’s been a few years, and occasionally if I overstress it, it hurts for a few days but I can still walk.

    Surgery (imho) is something to avoid at all cost. Hopefully things are just taking their time….

    Until then, I wholeheartedly approve of your chocolate therapy. 😀

  2. Good luck with the knee. Those kinds of injuries are no fun. I think I rather have a broken tibia than a messed up knee. Simple broken bones heal – boom – you’re all done. Things like knees and shoulders?
    Uf-da. Hopefully yours heals on its own. Hang in there.

  3. I’ve had bad knees since I was 11, but I hurt the left one badly a few year back, and it was over a year before it was even close to reliable.

    May yours be much swifter to heal, and, btw, great word counts on Ever Touched! =D

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