Friday, May 28, 2010

A New Predicament

Well, last night I sprained my ankle. You won't believe how I did it. I was actually typing Thursday's blog entry. Reagan was at Gail's house playing with Abby and Jacob, her cousins, and Gracen was asleep. I sat down at 4:00 to write my blog and I sat on my left foot for a solid hour....ya know, one leg up and one leg down. I sit like that all the time.

The phone rang about 5:00 and I jumped up to get it. Apparently, my foot, the one I was sitting on, was totally asleep, which you would think I would have realized. When I stepped down and place all my weight on that foot, it completely rolled over. I fell flat down and my flip-flop flew up in the air, which would have been a great "Funniest Videos" moment. My ankle immediately started to throb and I couldn't move it at all. I just knew it was broken. Gene was in the shower so I literally laid on the floor for close to 10 minutes. When I knew he was out and dressed I hollered for him and he was pretty surprised to find me laying on the floor. Ray, my father-in-law walked in about that time too so I was quite the spectacle. By this point my ankle was swelling so they helped me to get a chair and we put ice on it.

By about 6:30, Gene and I decided, coupled with my mom's advice, that I needed to go to Pri-Med because my ankle was really swollen and still throbbing. For all I knew, it could have been broken. When we arrived at Pri-Med and I told the nurse what happened, he just looked at me like I was crazy. He said, "You did this while typing on your computer. Girl, you need to make up a more exciting story than that. You need to tell people you were jumped by 4 men in a dark alley." So when the x-ray tech. came in and asked what happened, I told her I was jumped by 4 men in a dark alley. You should have seen her face. We all laughed and then I told her the truth. She too agreed that the first story was more exciting. Who knew that the computer could be dangerous.

Thankfully, the x-rays showed a bad sprain, no broken bones, no fracture. I was told to stay off of it as much as possible for several days and to elevate it and ice it throughout the day. I was given a boot to wear and it really made a difference. I couldn't walk at all without it, but I can hobble around with it.

Talk about an inconvenient situation while trying to keep up with two little ones! And of course Gene left this morning to go out of town. He will be back Saturday night and until then, I am getting lots of help from my mom and Gene's mom. This makes me so thankful that I have such a great family and that they live so close by. (Lori, I really don't know how you survived without family close by you, especially when Ariel and Dean were little.)

Another day in my life...

Until next time...


  1. I am so sorry you are hurt but I have to tell you I laughed so hard at the thought of you telling a nurse you were jumped by 4 men!!!! I can just see you saying "This is nothing you should see the men who jumped me!" LOL!!!

    Hope your feeling better!!!!

  2. I sprained my ankle by falling down the steps at the old North my chapel skirt. It was a lot fun...thankfully I didn't have children to chase but I was waited on by my family which was a nice change :) I hope you feel better soon!!

  3. ohhh poor thing! That is awful! I'm with Cassandra, I laughed so hard imagining you telling that x-ray tech that story! too funny!! I hope you feel better soon. Let me know if you need anything at all!