adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, June 25, 2005

You can call me the unlucky lad for now. Yesterday, as I was working on replacing a floor, I caught my toe on a piece of loose 2 X 4 as I was hopping down between the floor joice to the ground and twisted my knee (the right one) pretty badly. Hey, if I wasn't a flexible yoga-doin' guy, it might have been worse.

(Can you believe that I can't find the word 'joice' in any of my dictionaries or spell checker? I've been using it all my life, being around construction. I'm pretty sure I'm spelling it right!)

Anyway, it's mighty sore and I'll be on my feet as little as possible the next couple days. I suppose (hope?) that it's strained tendons. Nothing new for me...I'm pretty accident prone. I do know that complete recovery could be weeks, even months. Oh well!

Now excuse me, I need some more ibuprofen.

6 comments:

joey said...

Steve, I'm pretty sure it "joist". I don't know how I know it, and I could be wrong, but us *$#@!$#!* Yankees pronounce it that way, and I think that's the spelling. I bet all y'all just drop the T in the south for the sake of convenience. Oddly enough, my right knee has been bothering me all week, but 3 hrs. of moving sheets of metal roofing yesterday seemed to have cured it. Sorry, I don't think that cure works for everyone.

joey said...

I almost forgot to recommend my cure for everything, if more physical abuse doesn't solve the problem then -ICE-ICE-ICE. 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off for as long as you can stand it. That's what we did at the racetrack. (All my health care tips are based on Equine Science.)

Steve B said...

I have lumber yard receipts that have it 'joice' so there you go. Maybe it is a regional thing.

Steve B said...

The only equine medicine I'm familiar with are the bottles of Winstrol that used to show up in the gym!

joey said...

What the hell is Winstrol?

Steve B said...

Winstrol = Equipoise. Anabolic steroid, no real difference between the horse and human versions. Yes, guys (and women too) would use the veterinarian stuff. No, I didn't!