Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Health issues

February 12th 2006
Sunday 9.23 am
The snow is really coming down outside. Everything is covered in white.
I stayed in from rec today… well, this morning. I may stay out for a while after lunch. I wanted to sleep-in this morning, and rest my knee. Friday morning, I was cleaning the shower downstairs and my knee popped out of joint. I got it to pop back in, but it was a little sore. Then, last night, it popped ALL the way out, and it’s back in, but it’s swollen. I’ve had problems with my left foot for 3 or 4 years, and it began to bother me again about 2 weeks ago. I’ve only run once in the past 10 days, and I think my knee is a casualty of not stretching or doing leg exercises. Now, I have to wait until my knee heals… and, I have to see the foot doctor to see if I have a bone-spur and/or if I can get a cortisone shot in it. (I KNOW what is wrong! The arch is collapsed, and the bones in the ankle are all misplaced, and there is undue stress on the tendon that runs form my big toe to the heel. It’s a painful nuisance.)
So, other than my knee injury, my 41st birthday passed uneventfully.
I wrote to some penpals and told them about a card I received from a woman who has a brother in need of a kidney. I can’t remember if I wrote about it in my blog or not… only that I wrote it to at least ONE of my penpals. In any case, I wrote and told the woman I would donate a kidney to her brother, and all she needed to do was sending me a phone number so we could speak. I’ve heard from my penpal about what I wrote to HER about it, but not from the woman!
Now that I think about it, I DID write about this! I remember because of her name and the reference to the "Brady Bunch"!
Anyway, why would someone make such a request and then not answer? Perhaps she did a "mass-mailing" and has hundreds or responses to read through… or, perhaps someone else has offered to help that is more accessible than I am. I don’t know, but I DO wish I knew SOMETHING!
Well, it’s time to eat lunch. I’ve decided that I’ll take a shower and return to my cell. I want to spend the whole day answering mail. My friend in Cincinnati sent me 15 embossed envelopes and $40.00 for art supplies. I need to get as many letters answered as I’m able, while I have the means to do so.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home