I ordered an elastic brace on line two days ago and it was delivered by the mailman today. I put it on immediately and I must say that it feels very comfortable and that the fit is good too. This is so much better than messing around with bandages or a stretch stocking, or those braces with Velcro straps.
I have been resting my knee a lot while lying on the sofa with it supported by a thick pillow. I get up every once in a while to exercise it and do the odd job in the household. I try not to overdo it, because it takes time to recuperate afterwards. Last night the pain kept me awake. I did take Ibuprofen, but that upset my stomach now that I don't take the medicine for it anymore.
I can't sit behind the computer for too long a time, much as I would like to, and as soon as I have written this, I am going to have to take one heck of a break. I don't mind that too much, because Tyke shares the sofa with me and sometimes Gandhi does too. So far, I have been able to find interesting programs on television to keep me entertained. Thank goodness for public broadcasting.
I am finding out where the loyalties lie of the different people in my life and I am going to have to make some decisions about who I hang on to and who I am going to stop depending on. You do run into periods in your life when suddenly crucial things have to change because you get a totally different point of view on them. It is good, though, to be shaken out of your complacency.