Friday, December 14, 2007

Now, That's Just Weird...

Ya'll may remember my post here about how I tripped on the stairs in the lecture hall. Well, the touch tenderness is finally pretty much gone... it hasn't been bad for a couple of weeks but the bruise was still present and it was still tender when I pressed on it.

I had honestly kind of forgotten about it, until I thought tonight to check the bruise and see if it was gone yet.

Got to poking around... and I have a dent.

An honest-to-goodness crease in my kneecap.


I never thought you could dent your body! Even with my rather spectacular acts of clumsiness I've never managed to leave a dent before!

What am I supposed to do about this?? Sand off the paint and smear some Bondo in there?!?

It doesn't hurt... the patella is still in one piece, it won't flex no matter what pressure I put on it at whatever angle, and everything seems to work just as well as it did before it happened.

So, to my medical readers... Should I be worried? I mean, is this something I should get checked out? Since it doesn't seem to be causing any problems I would really rather not have the doctor's bill, if I don't have to. However I'm not medical enough to know if this is likely to cause a real problem, or if there's anything that can be done about it at this point anyway.

Besides, I'm curious to see if anyone has heard of this before. If I'm much of a medical oddity maybe it can make me some money....

A girl's gotta eat, ya know.


mustanger said...

"I never thought you could dent your body! Even with my rather spectacular acts of clumsiness I've never managed to leave a dent before!"

When I was a little kid, I had a tendancy to run into things... doors, door casings, the edge of a piano... you can't tell it just by looking at me, but I have a dent or two in my forehead from running into a door casing back then.

Ambulance Driver said...

I have a dent or two as well.

They're called buckle fractures, Farmgirl.

Not much to do for them, though, except let them heal.

Farmgirl said...

Ad- Anything I should be doing to ensure that it doesn't become a real fracture? Considering that I already have bursitis in both knees I try to take care of them.

On the other hand I'm used to the bursitis and the warning signs that I'm putting too much stress on them. I tend to ignore anything on any part of my body that doesn't hurt very bad, anyway.

HollyB said...

I hear you, FG. And giuven my recent surgery, I wish I hadn't read this particular post!
I've got dents in my shins. So, you're not such a freak after all.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine has a dent in her right buttock. Seriously. She slipped and smashed her ass on a curb under her full body weight.

So it could've been worse - at least YOU don't have a second asshole.