Monday, May 18, 2009

Knee Update


Here I go again. My knee is a work in progress. This is an update. I have now graduated from the walker. I am now a toddler. No better way to describe it. I felt so agile this morning I decided to go to Fred Meyers. I toddled into the store and grabbed the first shopping cart to serve as a walker. I decided I had not fully graduated to toddler yet. By the time I left the store the walker was sounding better and better. And wouldn’t you know I forgot to give the clerk my coupons, which would have saved me $2.10. So I pondered if I wanted to walk the 15 miles back to the customer service window and get the refund. Would it be worth it? Greediness finally took over and I went for the discount. At last I got down there and by now I am having major hot flashes from the pain of it all. Felt like I was going to pass out and there was a line with three people in it. Why doesn’t she call for help, doesn’t she know three is a crowd? I was standing on one leg, like one of those pink flamingos in somebody’s front yard. I was trying really hard not to whine and whimper out loud, and I didn’t make a sound. I was gritting my teeth and I think people thought I was smiling at them because they kept smiling at me. I lived through it and made my way home. Home never felt so good.



5 comments:

Diane said...

Bless your heart! I'm so happy you made it home and can rest! I don't know, I believe I might have just let the $2.10 go. Praying the pain is better very soon.

Many hugs........

Diane

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Hope your knee feels better soon..I think I would have skipped the $2.10 and just went home.
you are sooo strong..
Have a great week.

Cora said...

I know how it feels to over do it. You probably should have let the $2 go but I know how you feel. That was your $2 and you should be able to do it, darn it! Rest up and for your next trip maybe a smaller store is in order Freddies is Huge!

E said...

I think of the 2 bucks like this.. If I would pick it up in the parking lot then it is totally worth going back for it.... but I would have let you in front of me in line. :)

Stephanie Frieze said...

We never heal as quickly as we would like. I'd grab one of those motorized carts and get my $2.10, but then I'm mad at Fred Meyer right not for refusing to give me my $1 off of All today. I'm going back tomorrow with a coupon from All's website, return the detergent and then buy it again and get my $1. And of course I am not in any more pain than my knee ever is. Hope you get to feelin better soon. The picture is breathtaking.