I crashed and burned
January 11, 2018 7:45am CST
Yesterday was Wednesday. It is the day our little class goes and works with the miniature horses. For those who do not know, "crashed and burned" refers to having a bad accident. At the stables mostly we lead the horses, give them simple commands and brush and groom them. My student was wanting to go fast. We have the option of telling the horses to "trot", so we did. We go up and down a long, graveled driveway. I have never been very graceful, and so managed to trip on something. I went face forward, landing on hands and knees on the gravel. My glasses flew off. The little guy was scared. The horse was happy to amble over and eat some grass. Because this student often yells, no one came when he did. He was calling the lead teacher by name. They were in another part of the yard and could not see me. My student is language impaired and also does not always understand everything. I told him I would be okay and I would get up. I managed. He then laughed hysterically. When I went home, hubby made supper. I took a muscle relaxer. I was going to take a hot soak, but I knew I would not be able to get out of the tub, my knees both seem twisted. I took an over the counter pain reliever and I was in bed, asleep, by 6:15 p. m. So this is the reason I am glad that school is called off today due to weather. I will rest some more, and get stuff done.I hope my knees loosen up soon.
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Probably not. My doctor would remind me that I have arthritis and that I will have pain if I fall. She did prescribe the muscle relaxer for when I need it. No bones are broken and rest will do me good. I have spoken with the doctor in the past about a knee problem and she recommends wearing a brace when it hurts. She thinks I have a torn meniscus.
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I've never been too graceful either. I think it's from a ear infection I had as a small child. My balance has always been off and I fell a lot. When I got to my teen aged years I couldn't handle heights. In my senior year in high school my gym coach discovered I hadn't been on the balance beam throughout high school. I was informed that if I didn't do the routine she had come up with for all the girls I would flunk. The routine was one from the Olympics. I tried the mount several times and fell off. Finally she said for me to just climb on. I got on the narrow slat of wood, took one step and froze! Forty five minutes later she called one of the men gym coaches to lift me down. I was like a wild cat!!! His head was one mass of scratches by the time he set me on the floor! My gym coach informed me that if I got on ANYTHING that had me off the ground she would flunk me. Fast forward quite a few years. I have had to have both knees replaced. I still writhe in pain when I have to do something on my knees or if I walk too much. I can so relate to what you go through if you soak in the tub. I have back problems and the doctor gave me exercises to do to help relieve the back problem, but it doesn't say how the heck you get back up to a standing position if you have bad knees. Plus part of the exercises are done on your knees...
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Ouch. I truly identify with pain while kneeling. I have been using some of my duties to try to rebuild strength. I can remember when I was able to stand from being seated on the floor without using my hands or anything. Now I put my rump up in the air, and push off the ground with my hands. I am sure it looks very awkward. I have no idea where that piece of gravel driveway came from that threw me down for a rest.