Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Lick My Fat


I rubbed a bit of chicken fat ( which was impregnated with garlic) on my sore swollen knee this evening. We had had the chicken for supper.....it was very nice. Anyhow, It's not an old Welsh recipe against such ailments, but it did make Winnie lick the hell out of the afflicted part which was as soothing if not more  as a bag of frozen peas.

This ailment thing is boring me now
I'm getting quite down with it

30 comments:

  1. Aah...not a North Korean dictator then....

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  2. I had a bad knee last autumn and found Pernaton gel to be a great benefit - not cheap but very effective. Though I'm not sure Winnie would enjoy the taste of it quite so much as the chicken fat. Hope your knee improves soon. I've had a dreadful hip problem for the best part of 10 years and I can cope with that, but the pain from a dodgy knee really got me down. It was so bad I was even contemplating visiting a GP, and I NEVER go near a doctor if I can help it.

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  3. I was wondering if this was a double entendre blog title...

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  4. I call dog abuse! Haha

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  5. Dear John, get it attended to. If your knee needs real medical care (like torn meniscus or other things we really old farts have dealt with), do it. It will ad years and years to living live as a middle aged fart, not an old fart.

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    1. I know but i go away on thursday to a friends 50th , i cant miss that

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    2. have fun at the party, the knee will still be there when you get back!

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  6. Please rest your knee as much as possible. Put it up when sitting down - on another chair, stool or something. No kneeling down and very gentle exercise movements. And when the discomfort subsides, remember this episode so that you never kneel without cushioned support and buy yourself two thick foam rubber oblongs or squares.

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  7. I'm sure that anti inflammatory meds, rest, and elevating it helps some, but you need to get it looked after properly. But you know this already.

    Feel better, dear John. ♡ xx

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  8. I have vague memories of my husband offering to lick or kiss various parts of me when I complained about an ache or something ... Whatever works John, whatever works.
    I just take a lot of Advil/aspirin / whatever and complain a lot. Don't be a silent sufferer, it only makes you more miserable.
    I know what I am talking about <3

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  9. Licking could stimulate blood flow and that could make it feel better, do take care and get some help when you can.

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  10. The Cox 2 Inhibitors work wonders for the knee (in a day). I suffered for 15 years before having my knee replaced, then the other one blew out. I hope I can stave off replacing that one.

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  11. Some work on trigger points around the knee might help. We have a marvelous book on the topic. http://www.triggerpointbook.com/ In very general, the most likely places to affect a knee are in the muscles directly around the knee (and don't ignore the very behind of the knee even if the pain is on the front) and up the inside of the thighs, going up from the knee to the groin. There are three points there that will make you yelp when you find the right spots and you'll wonder why you never noticed them before! Get your thumbs or a massage tool in there and rub each sore spot in a circle ten times, and do that as often as you notice it hurting across the day. Even if an injury is not begun in the muscle, once you have pain and such in an area, the muscles will go into spasm around that area, causing more pain and sometimes further injury. We've fixed all sorts of odd pains with this book, including a knee of mine that I'd been strapping up for months. You can extend it into calves and thighs too. Give it a go!

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  12. Getting old sucks.

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  13. I hope you get better soon, John. Put the leg up and look at some of your favourite disaster movies:) Greetings Maria xx

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  14. Wishing you well..x

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  15. Is that a photo of Winnie ? Bless her, she's trying to help.
    Best to get the knee seen to John, it will just keep giving you problems if you don't. Ibuprofen eases the pain.
    Who will do the dog walks if you're incapacitated?

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  16. Sounds like it has been giving you grief for some time now, so getting the GP to refer you should perhaps be on your to-do list.
    However, I'm sure you know that if you end up needing surgery you'll have to make some changes to all the rushing about you do - it's no fun.

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  17. Care givers don't make good patients do they? I hope that you get the knee problem 'sorted'. Do you think it may be arthritic?

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  18. There are ties when you DO have to (metaphorically) jump up and down until you get some help - and don't just put up with it! Getting old is a given, getting creaky is not! It needs someone with more skill than Winnie to manipulate it - although you won't get anyone more loving, will you!!

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  19. Tess always licks my legs dry when I step out of the shower - their tongues are so rough but it is quite a pleasant sensation. How did you hurt your kness - did I miss something?

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  20. I'd be done with it, too, if I got to the point where rubbing chicken fat on body parts would make me happy.

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  21. Your very own Florence Nightingale!

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  22. Chronic pain wears a person down. I've had chronic dental pain for most of the past six months - a short time in the scheme of things - and there are days I feel completely stressed by it. Then I think about those with arthritis, back pain, nerve pain, etc. - including our own daughter - and I don't know how people cope. Because they have to, I guess. But that doesn't make it hurt any less. I hope something can be done for your knee.

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  23. Beautiful, jowly Winnie. Great photo!

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  24. Brilliant idea, doggy massage for free, well for a chicken garlic fat fee :-)

    My first comment was going to be a lot ruder .... but I resisted ;-)

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