The friend who confided in me about the divorce does not live in Washington or California and does not read LJ. I'm sorry to those people who quizzed or were quizzed because of my post.
I'm feeling a bit better today though, still sad. My friend's mother did pass away last night peacefully and without pain.
It looks like I'm not just being a wimp about my knee this time. I seemed to have actually pulled or sprained a ligament or two. I'm back in my ankle-to-thigh immobilizer, taking 800mg of ibuprofen 3-4 times a day. I have vicodin for pain as needed and nights. The nurse wants me to sleep in the stupid immobilizer as well as wear it during the day until I can see the orthopedic specialist I've been sent to can see me and see if I've done more than just sprain my knee. The only good thing I can say about all this is the fact that I don't have to use my crutches. Go me!