Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Junkgirl Down for the Count

This time I am literally lame. Monday at work, I slipped on some rainwater in my classroom as I was walking to turn on the lights after we watched documentary on Benjamin Franklin. I didn't see the water (obviously) and...bam! My knee started to slip out of joint (this has happened about five times in my life) and I was down. Some of my students screamed! Several rushed to my aid, and I went into stoic "I'm okay!" mode. My students called me a "beast" because I got up and kept walking.

I went to the doctor, and I have to wear an ugly knee brace for about 8-12 weeks. The worst thing is that I have to wear "sensible" (ugly) shoes while it heals. I have a policy on never wearing athletic shoes outside of a gym, so this will kill me.

I've posted a couple of beautiful pictures of you to enjoy of my knees. Note that I already have a gash down my left knee where a screw holds my tendons to keep that knee from dislocating. Now, I get to have surgery on the right knee. And, yes, those are my pants down around my ankles in the photos. I'm not a ho--I just can't get the pants up and over the knee!

So, I'm doing some writing, but it might take me a while to post, because it takes me about 20 minutes to get downstairs to the computer.


Churlita said...

Oh, that sucks. I hope it heals quickly. On the bright side, even with the injury, you still have nice gams.

Junkgirl said...

Well, I really appreciate that, Churlita!