Monday, June 23, 2014

{ Then this happened.... }

Sometimes unexpected things happen....and sometimes they leave you perplexed and wondering, just what in the world???

Aside from a few bruises here and there and some muscle soreness and tiredness, my husband and I have managed to make it through this move, pretty much unscathed. 

Then this morning, we went to the old house, loaded up a few more things in the truck, cleaned it out a bit and came home.

As we arrived back at the new house, my husband and I were trying to get the big washer out of the truck.  He was on the ground pulling it off, and I got on the back of the truck and was helping him by pushing.  I put my knees up against it and pushed, but that thing is really really heavy and it wasn't budging, so I braced my toosh up against the truck toolbox and pushed again.

I didn't feel anything at all, proceeded to do move some things out of the way and then went to step off the truck and noticed that my right knee did NOT look right.

It honestly looked like a bone sticking out but it didn't hurt, I could move my leg, just had this bulge.

The minute I stepped off and tried to walk it hurt a bit and felt weird.

Within a minute of my husband helping me inside to the couch, it started bruising and swelling.

This is what I am currently dealing with.

Pressure Bruise

I've kept off the leg the whole afternoon, I've kept it iced, and it seems to be doing a little better.

But goodness, what on earth??? I really do think it's a Pressure Bruise or something popped in there from the force that was exerted on it.

My luck right???

Pressure Bruise

Here's the thing though, as frustrating as it is right now knowing that I can't really walk too much on it and I still have so much to do at the other house and things to unload from the truck still, I am also thankful that it happened now and NOT during the big move.

That would have been awful. So yes, a little uncomfortable, but God works in mysterious ways.

Rest of the night I'm keeping it propped up, iced and taking some ibuprofen. I will see how it is looking tomorrow and if need be, will head to base to have it checked out.

Oh boy, the story of Sandra's life!!!

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Ouch that looks painful! Hope it heals quickly for you.

Naomi said...

Oh no! It's so strange how we can injure ourselves and not even realise until we actually see that something is wrong... and then we feel the pain! I hope it's not too serious and is much improved in the morning! :) xx

Connie said...

Debbie is right - it looks painful. Ice and rest and pain pills is probably the best for you right now. Take care.

Wendi said...

Yikes! I hope you are much better this morning.

Carrie B. said...

Hope you're feeling better today! Always best to play it smart if you're not sure and get it checked out.

Mama Boz said...

Oh no! Will be praying for you... please let us know how you are.

Nancy said...

Looks to me like you may have broken a few small blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin. Yes, icing it and keeping it elevated when possible will surely help.. Not the best timing but look at it this way you can rest up for a day at least..!

Nancy said...

Looks to me like you may have broken a few small blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin. Yes, icing it and keeping it elevated when possible will surely help.. Not the best timing but look at it this way you can rest up for a day at least..!

Kristina said...

I hope you feel better soon. That looks painful.

Mary said...

Sandra, I think you might have torn cartilage, and you need to be seen, and get an xray. I tore cartilage in my late 30s, believe me this isn't something that will heal on it's own.

Debby said...

Oh No!!! Try to stay off of it for at least 24 hours. Hope it gets better soon :(