Son 1 fell and bruised his knee badly about three weeks ago. He claimed it was too sore to go to Gym Club (a not unheard-of excuse) but when I examined it I found it to be quite swollen and bruised and let him off. He used his crutches from last year for a day or two and then decided it was better.
Since then he's had pain in his knee and leg, but was pretty certain it wasn't linked to the original bruise, so we just told him to get on with it.
But it was getting better not worse, so I decided I'd better get it seen by the doctor before we spend a week walking around hilly Edinburgh. Brief summary (after the usual 3 hours of waiting...): he has a lump on the bone which often grows quite harmlessly until it is bumped, but then causes lots of pain and trouble. He is not to walk around hilly Edinburgh or anywhere else, and is to get it X-rayed as soon as we return to NHS-free civilisation. (No insult intended, or not a lot of one - it's just that we can have same-day X-rays here...)
Firstly, your prayers for our ongoing minor struggles would be appreciated. Secondly, do read my pretty and cheerful post below and leave me some cheerful comments too - Son 1 and I have already commiserated with each other and now I need cheering up!
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