Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Once upon a time.....

There is a woman that I know really, really well.  Ok, well kinda, sometimes I wonder about her.  Anyway, she took her dog on a easy hike on Sunday afternoon.  She and her dog walked the trail for awhile, then she went down to the desert floor.  It was a lovely evening, warm  with a cool breeze.  She felt relaxed and she wandered around looking for things to take pictures of while her dog ran around, sniffing bushes, holes and running up and down hills.  She walked up a couple of hills that were very, very easy to look around.  After awhile, she and dog went home.  She sat on the couch, and stretched her legs and feet while her dog dozed next to her.  She wondered why her knee was so tight.  She finally took her medicine she takes every night and went to bed.  To bend her knee got more and more painful and weird feeling, a tightness she had never felt before.  Needless to say she had a terrible night, unable to sleep because of the pain.  Monday, she got up to go to work, but could hardly move.  She made herself go to work.  As the day wore on, her knee got worse and worse, her ankles swelled up.  That night she went to bed early, hoping she would get some sleep, but unfortunately couldn't.  At 2:00 a.m. she got up and went outside to sit to feel the cool air and hopefully relax enough to get some sleep.  She decided to close her eyes and just listen to the night.  So quiet, no birds, no insects, just frogs chirping.  Oh she heard a dog bark, and the breeze whispered through the leaves on the trees.  She heard car tires, going down the state highway.  So, so quiet.  Finally she rose from her rocking chair and headed back in the house to bed.  She still couldn't sleep.  Good grief!  By the time she went to work on Tuesday, she could hardly move.  She was so tired that every time she yawned tears rolled down her cheeks.  By afternoon her stomach was upset and hurting.  Good grief again!  When she got home she thought she would fall over from pain and fatigue.  At 8:00 p.m. she went to bed.  For the first time in days she slept like she was glued to the bed.  Dead gone.  Finally!  Her leg was a bit better today and she's not so tired although she will be in bed again soon. 

15 comments:

Rose said...

Oh, my, girl! What a painful time you have had. I hope this pain goes away...have you been to dr and what does s/he say?

TexWisGirl said...

woman, what do you do to yourself! please be careful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope this woman you know really, really well gets a good nights sleep tonight! And I hope her knee is feeling better too.

S. Etole said...

I hope you treat her well so she can heal quickly. Blessings for the night hours.

gowestferalwoman said...

ack! take care you!!!!!! you be important to us all !!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my gosh..I hope "she" is better today. Walking is supposed to be great exercise, not a pain inducing nightmare! Try soaking that knee in Epson salts.

Debbie said...

woman.....woo, woo woman, please take better care of yourself!!

can the woman bring a compactable chair with her on her walks, and sit while her dog runs!!

Tricia Hays said...

glad you got some much needed sleep & keep that leg moving

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope this woman heals well because she's important to us :)

Deb said...

this woman needs to take care of herself...cause I know a woman who cares about her...several women...

Deb said...

this woman needs to take care of herself...cause I know a woman who cares about her...several women...

Jill said...

This dear, sweet woman needs to take better care of herself and maybe see a doctor. *HUGS*

Catherine said...

Oh my stars! That is quite the story. I hope this girl is sleeping better and taking care of herself!
xo Catherine

Maple Lane said...

Praying you feel better soon.

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