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Two Boots for this Lady
Posted On 06/28/2015 22:04:06 by yourchoice

I suppose I should have appeared sooner than today, but I've been a bit pre-occupied by weekend travels, guests from near and far, and "happenings"! No point in telling you about our guests (you won't know them anyway), and you've heard about the annual car show that we love to attend (same old cars, but more of them this year. So... that leaves 'happenings! 

Here is my outline for my latest "happening:

1. Early Wednesday morning... sleepless in the Valley.

2. Enjoying my favorite chair and a good book at 4 a.m.

3. Sun up, so I decided to catch a bit of sleep; I had done enough reading and my eyes were having trouble staying open.

4. One step, ankle twisted, I landed on the floor. Ouch, ouch, ouch! NOT AGAIN! I've already had three broken ankles.

5. Didn't want to wake up my hubby, so I hopped back to bed. The Tylanol is in the kitchen, and I'm not about to hop all the way there. 

6. I woke up at 8 a.m., and I knew that I had a problem. Please, no weight on my left foot, it hurts too much. Broke the news to hubby (he knows that I'm a klutz) but it still upsets him. 

7. Got a chair with wheels from our office, and rolled out the front door to the van. Off we go to the Medical Emergency Clinic about 15 miles from our home. A much better choice than travelling to the city.

8. Results: Two broken bones in my left foot. Now my bad right ankle, with the steel plate and screws, has become my 'good' ankle. Go figure!

9. Treatment of choice: An air cast (for at least a month), and a bottle of Tylonol. Surgery won't help. Now I'm a "two-boot" lady; no fancy shoes for this chick!

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Extra gifts:

1. My dear friend who delivered a walker to our house.

2. My much-loved hubby who spends an extraordinary amount of time, trying to figure out what he can do to help me. I told him to stop fretting; in a few days I'll be up and rolling again; my right foot can still push the gas peddle and the brake!!! He's heard that before!

3. Our present house guest from South American, has appointed himself to be my kitchen help when he comes home from work. Take-home pizza and pasta seem to be the menu choices.

This is my story... and I'm sticking to it!

Tags: Experience Pain Friends


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07/07/2015 18:11:49

I'm sorry that you broke your ankle Mona.  You know that you just have to be more careful when putting weight on the feet.  Feet need to be put flat on the floor not tilted.  I feel for you .. I've broke my left foot at least three times in the past 16 years.  Am much more careful now .. especially when going down steps.  Take care and step carefully.

07/03/2015 20:15:41

Altara33606 wrote:

Oh, my...I hope you're doing ok, Mona. Stay off your feet as much as possible. Hugs, Di

Di, now you tell me! Where were you last week when I was wandering around my house at 5 o'clock in the morning!!!!

06/29/2015 21:38:48

dabbymac wrote:

Hope your situation improves quickly...in the meantime, if someone wants to do something nice/helpful for you...don't get in their way!  Great blog!

Thanks for the advice! Speaking personally, it is much harder to accept help graciously than it is to help someone else. 

06/29/2015 17:05:28

Hope your situation improves quickly...in the meantime, if someone wants to do something nice/helpful for you...don't get in their way!  Great blog!

06/29/2015 08:51:15

StoryBoat wrote:

OUCH!  Is the dog still there to help nurse you?

Tommy is still with us; after seven months, he thinks he is our official watch dog. I didn't know that such a small dog had such a loud and insistent bark.

06/29/2015 07:12:17

Thank goodness your sense of humor isn't broken. It doesn't do any good to whine and wimper, does it. While I was taking my nursing studies, I leapt from my bed, to answer the doorbell, and caught my foot in the bedspread.I limped to the door, let the son in, went back to bed and, like you, realized I had a problem, when I wakened a few hours later. Same son took me to the local ER, and found I had broken a bone in MY foot. A walking cast was applied, so I continued my nursig classes and floor time, with a walking cast, for 6 weeks. Take care, and heal well, once again. Read lots of books, now that you have forced sitting time!

06/28/2015 23:24:03

OUCH!  Is the dog still there to help nurse you?

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