My New Best Friends

214:365 stupid crutchesApparently it had been too long.  Three years doesn’t seem too long to me, but my body thought so.  I thought staying out of the Emergency Room was a great idea.  My body and the stairs disagreed.

I’m not really sure what happened.  I think I missed a step, and that changed everything.  I went from being upright to rolling around on the ground.  I went from normal pain to intense and localized pain.  I went from not thinking about crying to hoping tears would bring relief.  I also added a few leaves to my hair.

I spent a little more than 4 hours in the ER I avoided my entire growing up years.  I saw a doctor for about 2 minutes and a nurse twice for about the same amount of time.  I have an air cast/splint and two crutches to show for it.

Getting through a few airports tomorrow is going to be a new adventure.

photo courtesy of cavale

13 responses to “My New Best Friends”

  1. Praying foe your comfort and a peaceful heart. Be pampered – at least while you travel. Will you be able to manage your stairs at home??? Maybe you should stay with Laurie for a few days?

  2. Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Are you and Tammy trying to keep up with each other? I just heard about her fall.

  3. Soul, I’m so sorry about this! So who are your new best friends? the cast and the crutches? How was the time in NY otherwise? I love you. Soul

  4. Thanks, everyone!

    The sprain slows me down, but it hasn’t kept me down. Thankfully it’s my left ankle not my right one; I can drive. The stairs take me some time and effort, but they’re not impossible. Wheelchairs in the airport were a great help. I couldn’t have traveled without them. The ankle is on the mend. Thanks for praying! The NY trip was good—even with the extra trip. 🙂 I loved being back, seeing important people in my life, and enjoying a colorful fall.

  5. Well, they’re my new best friends even more so now. Last night I had surgery on my ruptured Achilles tendon—the “sprain” I wrote about in this post. No weight bearing my left leg for at least the next 6 weeks. 🙁

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