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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Update

I've learned a few things I need to share with you.

#1. Take meds before bed, whether you think you need them or not.
Do I really have to explain this one?
#2. You need the use of your ankles to turn over in the bed.
Never thought much about it till now, but it's pretty much impossible to reposition yourself in bed without pushing off on your ankles or feet.
#3. Bring meds upstairs before bed (okay, have able bodied child bring them up), along with a snack, in case meds are needed in the night.

It's 4 something am. Couldn't stand it anymore, doesn't matter how I try to lay (pillow between knees & legs, on my side seems to work best). Still hurts. I still have to reposition, and when I do, PAIN. Turn, pain... reposition, pain... This is where I would finally jab DH and ask him ever so sweetly to get meds and snack. Can't jab DH, he's not home. Could call to dear daughter (who has been a wonderful help) and ask her, but her door is closed. This is also the teen that most often sleeps till noon (slept till 2pm the other day) and might be very difficult to wake up.

Gotta pee (never have to pee in the night by the way, not even when pregnant = ginormous bladder here folks!) takes a long time to get out of the bed and shuffle down the hall... hoping I make it... (I made it).

So here I am at my computer, complaining. Tired, but can't get comfortable to sleep. Need meds. No way I'm shuffling on my rear end down those stair (again), that's how I have to do it. Seems my ankles hurt MORE now (is that even possible?) than before I went to bed. Climbing up those stairs (14 I think?) to get back to bed seems impossible right now. Could just sleep on the couch downstairs, but what if Sophia calls to me in the night from a bad dream? Love our 2 story house, but I can see right now there are drawbacks.

Must wake the teen, I can see that. If I start waking her now, I should have meds by 7am. lol Maybe when I open her door the attack dogs precious puppies will jump to attention like they usually do barking up a storm (they really are wonderful protectors) and will help me to wake her. Nah... they'll hear me grunting and clicking down the hall on those crutches. I've found the best way is to do the 'elderly shuffle'. Can't really come down to land on either ankle, so I take the weight off and shuffle. Not a pretty sight. Don't even want to think about how I'm going to manage a shower in the morning (or maybe the afternoon if the meds kick in).

Okay... here I go... wish me luck...

16 comments:

kerri said...

(((hugs))
I can't even imagine, I sprained one ankle last winter, the pain is horrendous.
Call on family and friends to help and pitch in while you recoop, hope the meds kick in and help(maybe kick) wasn't the right word.
Speedy recovery.

BrendaR said...

Let me know if you need anything. I am headed in to town around 10:00 am. Will have cell phone if you think of something after I leave! Sorry you had such a rough night! Take those meds, girl! :)

Nancy said...

I am so sorry you had such a bad night. I hope you have better luck tonight.

Take the drugs and head for that drug induced coma.

Lisa said...

Sorry for such a rough night. When does DH return home? If I lived closer, I would be happy to help you! Let your family and friends help you when they offer.
Hope you get some sleep today.

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Ms. Dragonfly said...

Oh my word, you really did yourself in. Ouch. Sending sympathetic vibes your way.

OK so back to me....
I really appreciate your commetns on my blog. I would like to know more about your attatchment journey. What is holding therapy. It sounds like you just held her for long periods? Is this correct? I will be checkin gout your links, thanks so much for that.

nikki said...

Oh my word, Christine, I am soooo sorry. You are being a sport -- haven't lost your wit or funny one liners thru it all!

Hope you were able to wake Paige (although I have my doubts)...best of luck. When does hubby get home????

mommy24treasures said...

ugh I have thought about you all day! I don't want tpo sound like a broken record saying how sorry I am but oh I am just feeling bad for you.:(
I hope you heal speedily.

Jeff and Valerie said...

Horrible. Too bad we have to use our darn ankles for darn near everything that involves movement!

Take care and hope you feel better VERY SOON!

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh... I am wincing in pain just thinking about how much pain you must be in! (((HUGS)))... and don't forget the drugs!!

Sarah and Sophie~Bug

2China4Ayla said...

I am so sorry about your ankles. I hurt mine about a month ago and never went to the doctor. It is still swollen and hurts a great deal still....I should have probably went but couldn't figure out how to manage two 2 year olds while getting xrays. Hope you heal quickly!

Lauren said...

Im sorry you feel so horrible. Feel better soon!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

How long does the doctor recommend you stay off your feet?! I guess you could say you have a mini-vac-kay. Let them all wait on you hand and foot. Take it easy.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh man, I can't imagine. Both ankles out of commission. Keep them elevated and stay off of them as much as possible. People need to bring you what you need. You need to make sure that you have everything you need upstairs when you there and within arms reach. Your family is going to have to baby you for a while. It could be months before they heal up (sorry, ankles are tough). Big hug.

crazylady said...

Your bell is in the mail.