My knees are shite. A few weeks ago I was getting around well enough with a single cane. Then it was two, then last week I reclaimed Wife’s walker from church. Since then I’ve fallen several times, mostly in the parking lot at work, or it’s taken half an hour to get to my car. I saw my GP and she wanted to toss me in the hospital. “Why?”
“To run tests because you can’t walk.”
“Correction: I can’t hardly walk but I can get around some. Anyway, I don’t have insurance. I thought I had Medicaid because they keep mailing me cards, but when I tried using it it turns out that while my name is on the front it’s my daughter’s name in the covered party box.”
I also don’t want a hospital stay because I’ve grown to hate hospitals.
So, I’m on my own. The Osteo Biflex seems to have quieted my left (worse) knee but my right is still pretty noisy. The failure of my legs seems to have corresponded to my edema getting worse so I took some Lasix and peed off about a gallon (literally) between 1PM and 5PM.
Doc asked if I feel dizzy or wobbly. Mostly wobbly, but it’s really that I’m not entirely sure where I am in the universe. Touching my nosetip, which I used to do accurately, is now off by 1/2". And as you might guess, I could be more sane.