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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I do knee-d to say more!

My swollen knee is back. I met today with a locum (as my own doctor is out of town) who prescribed some antibiotic tablets for what she diagnosed as an infection. I never take anything without finding out about side effects, the symptoms of which I immediately acquire upon reading about them, before any medication is taken. The side effects from this particular medication can be nasty, so I'm holding off until I go to an appointment I have scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. I will then consider whether or not I'm going to take them. In the meantime I have been using ice and at the moment have my knee wrapped in cabbage leaves...don't even ask.

Here is the little video from yesterday, and a collage of a Spotted Towhee that was checking out what might have been raked up yesterday... and a Varied Thrush.



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8 comments:

  1. Well, I've heard of cauliflower ears but never cabbage knees :)
    Hope you get it sorted. Mo

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  2. A very relaxing video.....get well soon.

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  3. My mom does exactly what you do -- check the side effects first. Hope you get some relief soon.

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  4. I sympathise as I react badly to many medications so check first.
    You'll have to tell more about the cabbage leaves! Flighty xx

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  5. Hmmm didn't you say that the knee started bothering you after putting a lot of pressure on it? Where would this infection come from. I'd be questioning going on antibiotics for that too. Whatever you end up doing for it, I hope you find improvement soon.

    Relaxing video and sweet bird pics.

    We got dumped on today.. by the clouds, not the birds. ;)

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  6. Hi Mo :) Well cabbage knees are quite unique ;) Explanation on current. I hope I have it sorted ~ time will tell!

    Hi Adrian ~ Thanks for the comment and well wishes. I really like the way the birds were flying overhead and wish I'd taken more video ~ Congrats on being one of the POTW at Hilary's!

    Hi Nikki I think it's a smart thing to check the side effects ~ but with all the info on the internet anything can sound worrisome! I rarely take medication so I want to know what I am putting into my system so I can make an informed decision. Who was to know that fixing a dryer hose connection could cause such a painful result!

    Hi Flighty - as I said above, I don't take any medications I don't have to, but sometimes things become obvious like my swollen knee! Read about the cabbage on my current post ;)

    Hi Hilary ~ It's amazing what a person's own little bugs can do on the inside if they are aggravated! I'm hoping that this antibiotic will work so that I can get back to 'normal'. Once better, I will not take my knees for granted ever again!

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  7. Ahhh, cabbage leaves, memories from the past, they do indeed sooth places that need soothing.

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  8. I kneeded to come over to your blog a little earlier in the week Glo! I hope your knee is showing some kind of recovery by now. I would definitely take on the title of LOL for the time being! x

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