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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yup, this is me.

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Johnny Cash - Hurt...
Pause the current song playing, and then play this one.

Headed out this morning for an 11am hair appointment for Paige. She starts school after Labor Day, and wanted to have her looking her best. Stepped down off my bottom step onto the crushed rock that's been there for 2 years or more. Twisted, no, buckled my left ankle. Ouch! Not sure what happened next, I guess I jumped onto my right ankle, the ankle I sprained a few years ago now, (jumping down off the porch onto uneven ground). Buckled that one, too, in the other direction. Next thing I know I'm on the ground screaming in pain, unbelievable pain. A funny sound came over my ears, and I started feeling really woozy, funny. I guess I was almost passing out. After much screaming, Paige came out, and helped me up. She later confessed she heard the sound, but it didn't sound human, so thought it was a bird or other critter in the woods. LOL

Called my Dear Mom, who lives next door. She came and got us, I hobbled in pain and tears to the car. At this point I was still going to take Paige to her hair appointment, and after that go to the emergency room (am I a great Mom, or what?). Realized we were already late for the appointment, so headed to the ER. No complaints about the ER, they did a fine job, didn't make me wait much at all. Only bummer was the girl wheeling me in the wheelchair, that ran my foot into the doorway... grrr! X-rayed one of them, turns out not broken. TWO SPRAINED ANKLES, one much worse than the other. Doc said something about torn cartilage.

They wrapped both ankles in bandages, with 2 air casts and crutches. Just call me hop along. Think about it. When you're on crutches, you put pressure on your 'good' foot, and keep the bad one up, the crutches keep you from putting weight on it. Tell me how I'm going to keep weight off BOTH FEET???

Now, the whole day wasn't a downer; the highlight of my day was driving the little elderly motorized cart at the grocery store, to fill my prescription of Vicodin. Now, tell me why the pharmacy is located WAY AT THE OTHER END OF THE STORE! Paid for my prescription, and giggled with delight at the way it 'beep, beep, beeped' when I backed up.

Oh, did I mention, DH headed out of town a couple days for work, this morning. Yeah. Good timing, eh? Gimpy me, 3 kiddos and 2 pups. Good times.

Top that, fellow bloggers!

20 comments:

Lauren said...

I am sooo sorry to hear about that :(

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, my gosh! I wouldn't even want to try to top it! I am so sorry! I know you must be in so much pain and I can't imagine how difficult it must be. Wow! you are such a trooper... no complaining and already cracking jokes... you are a Hero Mom!
Hope Hubby gets back soon to help you.
Will be praying for you.

Noe said...

i have no idea how i ended up in your blog... but my eyes are full of tears after seeing all the pictures of sophia.
God is amazing, isnt He? It's such so wonderful to read how she came into your lives.
God Bless you all!!
Noelia

tegdirb92 said...

oh my goodness, I hope that you are feeling better really soon!! Wow, both sprained--sounds like you need some pampering :) Take Care of yourself!

Lynn said...

Oooooooohhhh!!! How sad! Prayers for healing sent your way!

Eric & Heather said...

Nope~can't top that one! Sorry to hear about your ankles and the pain. Get the kiddos to help out with the pups and take it easy!

mommy24treasures said...

oh bless your dear heart. I am so sorry

Lisa said...

OMG! You win, I wouldn't want to top that. I hope you get the rest you need and are back to 110% very soon. So sorry DH is gone. Isn't that the way things like that work sometime.
I hope your kids pamper you until your DH can come home.
Soooo sorry!

chloesmama said...

Oh--OUCH! I have had problems with both ankles on and off for years, but have never sprained them both at once. I know how painful one is--can't imagine two! Bless your heart, hang in there!

Beverly said...

Nope, can't top that one. Sorry to hear about your ankles, poor you. You seem to have impeccable timing like me to do something of that magnitude just has hubby is out of town.

Beverly

Jeff and Valerie said...

One is painful... two must be horrible. Yikes I have missed a lot the past week. Hope you feel better soon.

secret agent said...

oh no....
how long is this to last???? any clue?

Lauren and Ed said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Hope you are back up and running (no pun intended) real soon. :)

Chris & Deb said...

Ouch! I am so sorry to hear about your accident! Hope you are feeling better soon! Hard to top two ankles at once!

Brenda G said...

You have such a way with words. I know that it must be painful, but you make the whole thing funny. I can just see you in the motorized chair! Take care and heal quickly.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Oh, honey I feel (really do) your pain. I broke my ankle this winter but didn't have the good sense to have it checked out for 48 hours. Probably wouldn't have gone then, however it started looking funny and I had a dream they had to amputate it!!! Scared the shit out of me. Yeah, it was hard as heck for me using the crutches. Eight long weeks.... Sending you big cyber hugs. Take your meds. It will make you smile.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word, I have heard that a bad sprain can be more painful than a break. I broke my right ankle many years ago, still has a screw in it. It was excruciating!!
I'll be thinking about you.

Abby's Mom said...

Ouch! I hurt for you just reading that post. Hope your on the mend soon!

crazylady said...

break a leg? Um. what'ya say to that crumby piece of luck?

I'd feed you bonbons if I were close. One for you, one for me. One for you,two for me. One for you, three..

Your nurse was not informed of this. Sorry to bring your sedation so late.

MississippiZen said...

AND on top of all this .... you are STILL blogging! Many prayers being sent up for you!