On Saturday I spent the whole day watching TV or reading with my leg hoisted in the air and thankfully the swelling in my knee and foot subsided by late afternoon. But although it was nice to relax I was soon tired of it and had no intentions of cancelling my paddle with Janice on Sunday. I could still paddle and have my knee elevated on the outside of the boat. Once I got to the lake I found that this was easier said than done, and was actually quite uncomfortable so I had to put the leg back inside the boat and just kept an eye on it.
We entered an inlet at the end of the lake where Janice spotted a female Green Heron in a fallen tree at the water's edge.
I was very pleased to get out of Big Red at the end of our paddle with a leg that had not swollen or caused any pain. Back home after a refreshing shower I thrust the cushions back under it and finished the weekend in the same position as I'd started it, my leg elevated with 2 cats sitting next to me on the sofa.
3 weeks ago