...or something like that!
First the cabbage on the knee explanation: I was looking for a natural cooling poultice and found info on cabbage.
Although a cabbage poultice helped, this morning my knee was no better, so since I wasn't interested in taking the antibiotic with so many warnings prescribed yesterday, I opted to go and check myself into ER (Emergency) up the road a piece (not at my regional hospital which is renowned for a 6 hour wait). I had a 2 1/2 hour wait, during which time I read my e-reader. The doctor, who had a much more helpful demeanor than the one yesterday, told me his diagnosis which was infected Prepatellar Bursitis, (or Housemaid's Knee!) and that I would need antibiotics. I asked him about the drug previously prescribed and he mentioned that it was hard on the stomach, and prescribed another one. He thought once I started taking it, I should feel better by the weekend. I have a follow up appointment with my own doctor next Tuesday.
I found a photo of my younger-day's knee, but I didn't feel up to scanning it, so just took a photo which is of pretty bad quality. The photo was in colour, although faded, so this is the best I could do at this time.
On the way home, the mountain peaks looked snowy cool, while my leg was red hot! I am hoping the antibiotics will shrink my swollen mountain of a knee into smaller dimpled molehills. (That doesn't sound too pleasant either, actually ;)
PS I have crossed crawling in the crawl space off my list of things I will do. Gardeners beware, too, that constant kneeling can aggravate the bursa just below your kneecap! That goes for men and women!
Thanks for your concern :)