Friday, May 18, 2007

My Egg Buddy

Wednesday night was the first league match of the season, the summer season that is, which is probably why I played for two hours in the rain. This much you know already and you know that I won, which was all the more thrilling because the girl I played beat me rather comprehensively last year so the win felt good. It was after the win that I felt not quite as good.

After playing for two hours in the rain it was time for a nice hot shower, which is one thing our tennis club does have. As I was luxuriating in the shower both over the gallons of steaming water pouring over me and the sweet win I had just procured I noticed that somehow a Cadburys creme egg had somehow got inside my skin and was know bulging out of my knee. I kid you not. A big egg shaped lump was sticking out of my knee. I screamed and showed a team mate who was convinced I must have hit it. I'll be the first to admit that I do quite often hit myself with the tennis racquet when serving and as I serve quite hard this is very sore and results in lots of bruises on my knees and shins. Wednesday I definitely did not hit myself. There was no bruising. Just the egg.

At the supper table after both teams had finished their matches I felt like the 'show and tell' as my egg shaped lump was examined and everybody offered an opinion, none of which made me feel any better. I left the clearing and washing up early to head home and, following the advice I'd been given, elevated and iced my knee. Yesterday morning the swelling had subsided but by the end of the busy day my little egg buddy was back. A quick trip to the chemist and I have some tablets and advice (rest and elevation). Do you know how uncomfortable it is sat here at the computer with my leg elevated. If my little egg buddy is still here on Monday then it's off to the doctors for me.

P.S. At last Blogger now saves your posts automatically, hurray no more lost posts!

29 comments:

Deborah said...

Ugh... sounds awful Beccy... hope you can get some rest!

EmBee said...

The Acronym is RICE.
REST,
ICE,
COMPRESSION,
ELEVATION.

There are two quite good anti-infamatory 'creams' available, Ibuleve which I think you can buy over the counter and Traxam which you may be able to. Ice is given with a pack of frozen peas which I expect you know. Compression is best done with an elastic bandage for normal use and a knee tube for playing. I hope it will soon get better. Love Dr EmBee, Licensed First Aider Bath!!!!!

hellojed said...

Ouch Beccy! Hope you can stay off your feet for as long as possible. At least you won, eh? Though a painful victory...

frannie said...

I hope that gets better soon! does it hurt?

enidd said...

enidd knew creme eggs were nasty things, but she didn't know they believed in attacking tennis players. hope yours goes away quickly!

Beccy said...

Thanks Deborah.

Dad, as I typed that post I had me leg elevated with a pack of frozen peas on it. Now I have a bandage on it so you taught me well!

Hellojed, it actually didn't hurt which is why I got such a shock when I saw it.

No Frannie it just looks horrible.

Beccy said...

Enidd I was thinking of you when I wrote that!

Away with the fairies said...

Happy birthday to Mollie and well done on your win! Thanks also for your comments on my blog! x

Asha said...

Ouch!! Knowing you, it doesn't surprise me.You are accident prone!!!:))
Take care and rest.Time and pain killers help mostly.

laurie said...

does it hurt?
when do you have to play again?
maybe you should get an external chocolate egg to munch on (while keeping your leg elevated). they could do battle within your body and maybe the chocolate one could overpower the knee one and cure you

worth a shot, anyway.

anything for a cadbury egg

Lisa said...

Yikes, I hope it goes away soon! Seems odd that it doesn't hurt, but better for you.

nikki said...

Ouch!!!! I hope it is nothing to be worried about and that it goes away fast!

john.g. said...

Is it dark, or milk chocolate?

Julie said...

Sorry about your egg but take advantage of the Dr.'s orders - sit with your feet up all weekend! : )

Catwoman said...

Ouch! :(

Well, it sounds like it was worth the injury to enjoy the thrills of victory!!!

Karmyn R said...

Sounds like a very bad egg.

I hope it turns out to be nothing!

Emma in Canada said...

Ouch! I was thinking RICE too, which just goes to show me that the $5000 I spent on the course for a job I refuse to work at was not entirely wasted.

And since when does blogger automatically save posts?

ChrisB said...

You've had plenty of advice so I won't add except I'm surprised you got 'Housemaid's Knee - (Pre-Patellar Bursitis') (before you get cross it's a joke)!!!!!

Christine said...

Ouch!I hope it will get better soon. Sounds terribly painful.
Hey, You won, that's fantastic!
Congrats on the win!

mjd said...

I hope that your knee is better soon. Those mystery injuries can be the worst kind as you do not start treatment until something like your egg buddy appears.
Take care and rest up.

my4kids said...

Congratulations on your win. Sorry about your leg I have all kinds of ideas since I work in a drs office but i won't bore you or scare you so I won't say anything especially since I can't see it. Good its not hurting you though

Holler said...

Ick! Hope it's nothing to bad!

la bellina mammina said...

Ouch! Hope you rest well!
Have a good weekend!

alissa said...

Personally I prefer my Cadbury Creme Eggs outside of my body.

But to each their own, I suppose.

Carla said...

Ouch...that does not sound pleasant. Hope it goes away soon.

Steffi said...

That´s sounds not so good!Congrats to your win!Have a nice weekend!

Sally Lomax said...

Poor you!! Sorry - couldn't find this yesterday. Something has gone wrong with my account, and it's not bringing up people's latest posts unless I change the http to www..............

I found out because i knew that Headless Chicken had written a blog, but it wasn't comding up. Also my comments box has gone awry........

Can anyone throw any light on any of this??

Sally Lomax said...

p.s. Funnily enough I found that it was quite difficult to blog too when I had my leg up a few weeks ago! Can sympathise!

Hope you get better soon!!!

Pamela said...

the poem is great
the swelling stinks!!!

Maybe that's whats wrong with my butt.

Nope, it's all those cookies and ice cream.