Knee Absolution

I did something screwy to my knee in the fall. I babied it (RICE), it got better. Then I went on a REALLY ambitious run, and it made a very bad pain. I babied it (more RICE), it started to get better. I had a party to go to, decided to wear high-heeled boots with my skirt. We're back to babying again.

Since I've been in this cycle since late Sept./early Oct., I'm going to head to the doctor's on Monday, just to make sure there's not anything really wrong. Because I feel incredibly dumb, what I'd really like (in addition to the actual exam) is absolution:

Most merciful Claudia,
I confess that I have been stupid
in speed, incline, and footwear,
by what I have injured,
and by Advil I have left untaken.
I have not stretched with my whole hamstring;
I have not strengthened with my whole quad.
I am truly sorry and I humbly repent.
For the sake of my regular training,
have mercy on me and forgive me;
that I may lace up my sneakers,
and run outside,
before the roads are covered in snow and ice. Amen.


  1. Fantastic, Di! There's a chorister's confession that is similar--which this reminds me to get out of the folder, along with my personal music, when I pick up cassock and surplice and take my leave of the TEC parish this Advent.

    Prayers for healing and wisdom!

  2. SarahB12:11 PM

    That about sums up how I felt finally going to the doctor about my wrist last spring. Just replace some words about training with typing and footwear with computer mouse.

  3. I hope that the doc can make it all better and it is not serious!

  4. Hello, If it turns out to be a meniscus and it cannot be repaired, look into transplant. Mine were removed (both medial and lateral) and I have wished for the shredded ones back every since. Any meniscus, even a shred, is better than none. Forewarned is forearmed. Good luck.

  5. I'd say a Hail Mary, too. Just to be safe. :) Funny post, girlie!


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