Sunday, November 23, 2008

Celebrity Sighting

O.k. so this is probably the most lame thing I did in San Antonio/Austin...

While we were waiting to board the plane we ran into Bobby Flay. I didn't feel like having a SmackDown, so I just grabbed a quick photo and let it go. FYI: This man talked on his phone for over an hour. Straight. His poor wife just sat there, waiting for him to get off the phone, which he never did. Maybe it was a call from Anthony Bourdain. But I doubt it. I don't think they're friends. One call after another; that man walked into first class heading for Newark with a cell phone lodged deeply into his ear canal.

On second thought it wasn't the most lame thing I did. The most lame thing I did was goof up my knee. (get it...lame!) I have bum knees. They crunch when I bend them and snap and pop if I sit a bit then stand. It was a cool parlour trick there for a while, but then the kids just got freaked out about it so I had to stop focusing attention to the noise. Too much walking or too much cold makes them ache, and sometimes they pop out of joint. Usually walking a bit sets them back into place or just resting will do the trick.

Not so much this time out. The walking messed me up and it was really cold; but then I heard a loud pop and I haven't been able to walk correctly since. Hot baths helped ease the pain, and so have heat wraps. Thor is making me put ice packs on it and the doc has prescribed heavy duty Motrin. I went yesterday to take x-rays. This morning was a visit with the actual Dr. who saw nothing extraordinary on the film however was shocked and a little disgusted (by the look on his face) by the sound my knees make when they bend (kind of like twisting bubble wrap). After hearing my knees he said he was pretty much done with me and shot me a referral to an orthopedist. No diagnosis, no guessing on this guys' part, he wants nothing to do with me. Just the horrified look I usually get when someone hears my knees. Yippy.

add to sk*rt

9 comments:

Robyn said...

hehehe. Poor wife! She's probably used to it though. He and I bumped into each other at the Fancy Food Show a couple years back, we exchanged heys! and then went on our way.

Nothing like compassionate doctors! Hope your knee gets better!

S'mee said...

Robyn, actually the dr. is great, just didn't want to try to diagnose anything he had no "expertise" in, i.e. crunchy knees. So I wait for the "experts".

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

You ought to go to a really good chiropractor first. when I screwed up my knee, the doctor gave me a horrible shot, in the knee, and that was that. He said there was nothing more he could do. So.....

I went to my wonderful Chiropractor and he told me my knee was out of alignment. He fixed it and it hasn't had problems since! Do it! It may be your answer.

LeaAnne said...

1, LOVE Bobby Flay~ I KNOW that a smack down was tempting..good thing you opted for the photo.. he need's to not lose any more..you know ego and all!

2, Knee's...BLAH! I hate it when you go to Doctor after doctor cause they are afraid to "mess up" what is already messed up! ..I hope the next guy is really able help!

(I have a brother who will sit in the same room and talk on the phone like that... I just LOVE his wife.)

S'mee said...

Thanks for the advise Mel. I had a dr. shoot me in the shoulder once and MAN that did not work, so I am four square against that happening again!

LeaAnne, you crack me up!

Lisa said...

Ah yipes on the knees.

I never answer my phone when I am with someone else, it is SO rude. Melissa C doesn't either.

Anyway. Goodness. I hope they feel better soon.

S'mee said...

Thanks Lisa, I will answer if it is my kids or Thor because I am waaaaaay weird about the "what if...?" with the family, anyone else can leave a message. That said, I would totally excuse myself and make the call as short as possible. Yikes.

Rynell said...

My knees crack too. Hope you're feeling better soon.

S'mee said...

Thanks Rynell, got a call from the ortho folks today...we'll see what happens next Tuesday! : )