Thursday, February 13, 2014

One Step Forward, Two Steps...Crutches?!


After work I decided to take Sailor for a short jog to pick up L. from school. I laced up my sneakers and headed out the door in a base layer and vest since it was warm enough to leave my jacket behind. One foot in front of the other, the stress of my long workday started to melt away, much like the ice had earlier that afternoon.

No sooner had my troubles started to fade from my mind than I stumbled and fell on the pavement. I'm not quite sure how I twisted my ankle. I looked around for ice, rocks, checked to see if my shoe lace had come undone, and nothing. Maybe I was just exhausted and tried to squeeze too much into one day, I know a lot of us are guilty of adding "just one more thing" to our daily work-life juggle.

As I reached into my pocket for my phone to call for help, I realized it was in the jacket I had left at home when I was warm and optimistic.

Stumbling home with an ankle the size of a pear and Sailor trailing behind me, I was thankful for my dear friend who after one call from me, ditched her hot date to get me, collect L. before school closed, and took me to get an Xray.

Bruised and sore, but grateful for lovely people who rescue friends in need and a husband who doesn't mind going up the stairs to get me "just one more thing" for another week or so until I'm on the mend.

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

8 comments :

  1. im so sorry that your little ankle turned into a huge kankle,... too soon? The bruising looks really good, keep icing and elevated. But im sure mom has already said all those things to you. love u!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! In my moment of crisis, your advice about the importance of bruising was much appreciated. The urgent care center set the brace like you suggested, so it rubbed a little and created more bruising. I am not completely healed yet, but it sure is better now, so I am grateful! Love you Keatin.

      Delete
  2. Oh, that doesn't look fun! Glad you had a great friend nearby to come to the rescue!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Justin. I was so surprised Sailor didn't use my stumble as her opportunity to make a run for the river! She is usually a little spaz, but she stayed calm, followed me home and just stood by me the whole time :) My neighbor was heaven sent, there was no way I could have driven to pick L. up from school before they closed - ekk! But the ankle is on the mend thankfully. PT should help get me back to running again before we get too far into Spring - yay!

      Delete
  3. That's why we are Mom. We juggle all our work to save time or something. get well soon honey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Becca. Isn't that the truth :) Happy to report the ankle is healing well and physical therapy has been a big help. Now just waiting it out until I can start running again (and start back slowly). Thanks for commenting on the blog!

      Delete
  4. That's not a good sight. I've never had a twisted ankle before, and I can only imagine the pain you dealt with. It's really a good thing that you have an amazing friend who's ready to abandon a date for you. Anyway, I hope you get well soon and don't get too attached to the crutches!

    Havrey Foster @ ColoradoMedicalSupplies.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Harvey, thank you for commenting on the blog. The ankle is healing well, feeling stronger every week. I am truly lucky to have such a sweet dear friend just down the street from me who is always there in a pinch. Up next is figuring out what to do with the crutches. I may have to research places to donate them for people in need!

      Delete