I continued work carving a peach pit to look like a monkey biting his tail. Prisoners used to do this to pass the time. I suppose it was also a good excuse to have a shank.
My knee cap popped while I was vacuuming the living room. It really hurt and is still stiff and sore.
“When to see a doctor
If you have new knee pain that isn't severe or disabling, a good rule of thumb is to try treating it yourself first. This includes resting, icing and elevating the affected knee, and sometimes using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and inflammation. If you don't notice any improvement in three to seven days, see your doctor or a specialist in sports medicine or orthopedics.”
Here is my self diagnosis using the internet. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
Treatment for a Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprain
Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) will initially ease pain and reduce swelling. Medication prescribed by a doctor will also help and wearing a knee brace will protect the knee from further damage. The specific type of treatment used depends on what kind of LCL sprain you have suffered. A 1st degree sprain will require about 3 weeks of rest.
Being grumpy to your grandchildren may give temporary relief, but will only make things worse.
THIS TREATMENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
I was vacuuming the rug because my two four year old granddaughters were coming for a sleep-over. I watched them running around the house screaming (they claimed they were just talking), Grandma, the kids and I went to see “Despicable Me" and then picked up a pizza. Soon everyone was asleep. It was a wonderful visit.