Monday, August 06, 2007

Self Portrait 8-6-07

Here is my self portrait for today. I used General's Sketch and Wash graphite pencil with a waterbrush to blend. You can't see all the shading. The scan didn't pick it up.

Finally tomorrow I will see the doctor about my knee. Of course I don't expect any results tomorrow. I figure the doctor will have it xrayed and then refer me to a specialist. But at least something will be started. Problem is the knee is getting more and more stressed. I stay on crutches as much as possible, but you can't carry anything with crutches. And life doesn't stop because of a bad knee. I had to go to the pharmacy today (with a cane) and just walking on the knee wears me out. When I got home I was exhausted. Plus I don't like the stress that the knee is probably causing my back and joints. Isn't old age great?


Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, so sorry your knee is so bad. I can't imagine. Mine is about well, we even played golf today. I didn't hit the driver as it hurts to twist. But it is healing now. Walked with a cane, much better than crutches for doing things. It is amazing as you say how much protecting one area puts so much strain on the rest of the body.

Good luck and wishing you a speedy recovery.


Joan said...

Hope the doctor can do something for your knee. I can't imagine walking around like that. Glad it doesn't stop you from sketching or hosting hunts.