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An update and a little bit of knitting

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Thank you so much to all of you who have been asking about my knee. Today I finally had my appointment with one of Zürich’s top sports doctors – so I can now report that at least I know what is going on. As I already knew, there is a large oedema (bone bruise) inside my knee, which isn’t going to go away in a hurry. The ligaments on the inside of my knee are also partially torn….again time is the answer. I have to start physio and water therapy to build up the muscles again, take medication to stimulate more calcium production and yes, you’ve guessed it….rest, do nothing, sit with my leg up…..yawn…

So boredom and no sport will continue for the next couple of months, but it should start to get better…and the doctor did promise me that if I’m good and let everything heal then I could be up and running again in the spring. Maybe I’ll even manage a little yoga and pilates before then if I’m very careful.

So I shall be swimming, ladies….not my sport at all….but if it helps, then it’s worthwhile. And at least it will get me out of the house!

In the meantime I’ve been doing quite a lot of drinking tea, watching amazing tennis from the Australian Open and knitting away at this rather natty little shawl. I just love the border – and it’s way easier than I thought it would be!

Highland Fling by Susan Mills for Classic Elite Yarns. Made with Classic Elite Yarns Mountain Top, which is an alpaca and wool mix. Smashing!

Helen

4 Responses to “An update and a little bit of knitting”

  1. Linds Says:

    Oh, the shawl is beautiful! I love the edging! Now if i could just bring myself to knit and follow the pattern…… What am I saying – I have way to many things I need to finish first!
    I am so glad you have seen someone who knows what he/she is doing, and you will at the very least, know that you need to follow the instructions and will heal. Did he/she say swimming or did they talk about aquarobics? Because you may enjoy that more. Oh, and I was swimming merrily up and down the pool feeling virtuous before I remembered that I was NOT supposed to do breaststroke because that was dire for the knees. I was doing breaststroke. You can chat while doing breaststroke. Not so much when doing crawl. Oops. The water is wonderful for exercising and I absolutely LOVE aquarobics.
    Spring will be here soon. How can January be over already? Almost.

  2. Kathy E. Says:

    Glad you got a good report… no surgery needed! I love the shawl! I have not ventured into those types of things… we really have no need for them in the warm and humid south USA. But I am knitting socks for my cold feet like crazy. I have finished 2 pair already for this year. 12 in 12… should not be a problem. Yes, the tennis has been FANTASTIC!

  3. Annabella Says:

    Love the colour of the shawl – very stylish. Look after that knee Helen!

  4. Stephanie Says:

    That’s so pretty. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the swimming. That’s my sport – I swam competitively into my late thirties until shortly before I had Rors. I don’t do much in the winter any more. There aren’t any public pools close by and the ones there are are always freezing cold. I decided I could save money and petrol by standing outside with no clothes on to have the same experience! But come summer I have four or five dips a day in our pool. I think I should have been a fish.