19 July 2007

An Early Night, Relatively Speaking

It's about 2:30AM, and I'm off to bed shortly. I have to get up early for a doctor's appointment. Because I've never had another medical professional properly evaluate my bum knee, I'm going to see someone at the family practice so that I can be referred to an orthopod and not have Aetna refuse to pay for it.

Because, you know, after 16 years of dealing with this, how could I possibly be expected to know whether or not it needs to be dealt with by a specialist? I just figure it'll cost them more money, which will serve them right, and hope I can get an appointment with an orthopod in a timely manner.

I shall be working the next two nights in a row. We usually don't work back-to-back nights like this, but I agreed to do it so that one of my coworkers could take her kid to Mugglefest. Sounds like a good time, but I'll be picking up my copy of Deathly Hallows after I get off work Saturday morning. I was going to wait, but I figured I'd rather find out the big ending-of-all-endings for myself. Plus, it gives me the entire weekend off.

Knitwise, I switched off to the third color combination on the vest swatch (no pics yet) and it is looking nice - a bit lighter than I'd originally envisioned, but perhaps not bad for wedding wear. Tonight I've been toying around with the herringbone stitch used in the popular My So Called Scarf, figuring out how to do it in the round and playing with techniques for doing increases and decreases within the stitch pattern for shaping. No pics of that yet, either, but I think I may be onto something.


Anonymous said...

My So-Called Corset? :-)

That birthday card you mentioned on Norma's site today is absolutely brilliant.

knitnzu said...

Bum Knees-make sure you go to the specialist with an mri in hand. My gp said 'oh, just a sprain', sent me to pt who said 'acl sprain', sent me for xray (??), but as soon as pt said acl I said send me to orthopod and get me an mri. Sure 'nuf it was a tear (it happened in a specific incident shortly before). I've learned that ligaments don't sprain (you probably know all this stuff....) and that repair makes the joint stronger, but seemed to make the whole leg weaker, even 3 or 4 years after and lots of specific exercises (but I don't do it ALL the time like pro atheletes, and I was 40-ish when it happened not 20-ish). Good luck, if you end up with surgery/repair, when you're ready for pt I've got a couple good muscle strengthening exercises. I will read that blogline feed page. And I should switch off of livejournal.

Sheepish Annie said...

Be interested to see where you end up with the scarf pattern. I tried it a while back and decided that I didn't like the non-reversible nature of the whole thing. But as a pattern in the round...well that could be an interesting something or other!

Ah...a Mugglefest! Enjoy!

Liz said...

Hope the knee gets better somehow or other - not a speedy thing, I know, and really not fun when it hurts, either.