Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Recovering from a Bad Knee --     

I've spent most of the past fortnight in considerable pain.  I had some loose cartiledge in my right knee go awry and it triggered a gout attack in the knee.

Between the two of them I was pretty much out of it . . . (thank goodness for strong pain pills).  I'm still using a cane to get around the house (and I won't try the stairs down to my "war room" for a few days yet), but I'm now down to just taking Tylenol.

Sadly I've not been able to do much hobbywise because everything was downstairs.  I've read some blog posts . . . and left a few comments (some of which made little sense thanks to being spacey with the pain meds).

Murdock called the other day and we've arranged for him to come over on the 30th for a "Painting Day" . . . which I'm looking forward to.  I've always found that I get more done when I'm painting with a friend. 

I've been reading a fair amount of favorable comments about the "Black Powder" rules . . . but of course the copy I got from Amazon.ca is downstairs and has thus been  unobtainable for a few weeks.  I think that we'll have to give it a try this Summer.

So, I've been "out of it" for a while, but I'm getting back (I hope) relatively soon.

-- Jeff


marinergrim said...

Get better soon Jeff.

Of course not being able to get downstaris is a good excuse to buy more books that get delivered upstairs!

Martin said...


Ouch! Crunchy Knee Syndrome is not a lot of fun. I second Grimsby's motion. New books will help pass the time, and speed your recovery!


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

You need to prevail upon the services of your beloved to get down there and bring you some reading material up.. :o))

Get well, soon

A J said...

Steve's right, ask for the rules to be brought up to you at least. You've got the perfect excuse to sit and read through them. ;)

I hope you get well soon.

SteelonSand said...

Get well soon, Jeff; perhaps you could get hold of a Sedan chair and be carried to and from the Battlefield - that would be suitably eighteenth century in style!

David said...

Bad luck - hope it recovers fully soon.

The one good thing about illness etc. is that life seems so good when it goes away again!



Prince Lupus said...

Must keep the inner sanctum out of bounds Jeff.

Thank goodness for the internet.

Hope you're well soon


Fitz-Badger said...

Sorry to hear you've been in pain, but good to hear you're on the mend!

tradgardmastare said...

Hope you continue to move forward!
best wishes

tidders2 said...

Get well soon

-- Allan

Bluebear Jeff said...


Thank you all for your kind wishes. I'm doing better . . . and even got down to my "war room" this evening . . . so there's some hope left.

-- Jeff