Monday, July 19, 2010

Like Clockwork

I currently have a natural alarm clock.
I set mine anyway, but I find that I don't need to.

See, every six hours I'm meant to take my pain meds. And they last almost exactly six hours. So I pretty much know when it's getting close to time for an other pill. It's nothing dramatic, but I start to feel a little twinge of "inside pain". This would be opposed to "outside pain" which is from swelling. That disappears as soon as I elevate my leg. "Inside pain" comes from just inside my kneecap, which is where they've drilled.

So, this morning I woke up at a strange hour. My knee was feeling a little sore, so I iced it. Then it dawned on me... hrm... did I forget to set my alarm? I took a look at my clock and Yup... 6:20am. 20 min overdue.



pat rooney said...

Something like a baby waking up in need of a bottle? lol

Jim said...

If by bottle, you mean someone poking you in the knee with a soldering iron... then, yeah.

Hahaha, yes, it's the same concept... body goes "OUCH!" and you wake up. Of course, I can't just let the unintended "calling me a baby" thing go unchecked ;) That's not allowed as per section 5 of the manly man's guide to being a man.