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It occured to me the other day, there are some amusing things about having the total knee replacement done. Yes I know it hurts, and there have been occasions when I've regretted having it done, along with endless sleepless nights. But I do quite often smile to myself. Does anyone else have things they find funny, or have I just got a warped sense of humour?
1: Putting underpants / Knickers on. I find myself dangling them down towards my foot (on the operated leg) trying to lassoo my foot with them and of course get it in the right hole. Many is the time, I've managed to get the foot into the wrong hole!
2: I take a smallish cushion to bed with me, so that I can either put it under my knee, if I'm lying on my back, or if I'm lying on my side, between my knees, as I find one knee laying on top of another is too heavy and hurts. I've become so expert in using it now, as I change position in the night, I can move it about and into the right place without thinking about it. It's become almost like a childs comfort blanket!!!
3: I keep a mental note of the last time I took some pain killers and what time I can have some more...It's become an obsession!!
4: I find myself doing my exercises out in public, just to see the expression on peoples faces as they pass by...Have I turned into an exhibitionist?
5: I keep 'tapping' the outside of my knee (which since the op has gone numb) just to see if the feeling has suddenly come back!
6: When I'm standing (making a cuppa or something) I find myself slouching to one side, and putting my body weight on the 'good' leg, then realise and tell myself off for not standing 'properly'.
I'm sure I can think of many other instances, and I'm sure others can too. But the things listed above, do make 'me' smile. Am I bit weird? Is it 'just' me?
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