Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Um, OUCH...

Status: Sore, bruised, chipped and tired. Stay out of my way!!!

So yesterday sucked. At about 7am I fell down the stairs. Don't worry, I didn't start at the top and roll down the entire stairs or anything, just the last two stairs. But I heard a distinct "crunch" as I came down on my left ankle and my right side is all banged up from catching myself afterwards.

Hubby is in New York, so I drove myself to urgent care (Thing One stayed home from school and watched the baby) and I had to get in a wheelchair and have xrays and it was all really embarrassing. But I couldn't walk on my left foot, and it hurt too bad to try and ignore.

Diagnosis? A sprained ankle and chipped bone in my foot. VERY exciting. I went home with crutches (you should have seen me in the parking lot with them, it was blizzarding) an air cast and a whopping prescription of Naproxen.

I am SO sore today, mostly from the impact, but those crutches give you a workout! The kids put everything on the basement level for me, so I can have the baby downstairs with me today and I won't have to carry him around anywhere. I can't.

I sat down at ten pm to write yesterday, and at 11:46 I had in my 1700 words for the day. My per-day goal is 1650, and I could have written more, but I had to stop myself because of the hour. I usually start writing at 8:45, after the kids are in bed.

Okay, the kids are fixing their own breakfast, and I'd better hobble up there. I smell something burning...

6 comments:

Michelle Miles said...

You poor thing!!! If there's anything I can do (long distance), let me know.

And congrats on the words. You doing great. :)

Anonymous said...

It shows how much they're capable of taking on. Good for them for stepping up like that.

Sprains are awful. But the chipped bone -- let's just say you'll be able to predict the weather better than any weatherman for the next few years!

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh man! What rotten luck. Thank goodness for Thing 1.

Take care of yourself!

Six said...

Oh, poor you! Ouch!
Take care - but congrats on the writing.

wfbdoglover said...

OOH, I hope you have a quick recovery!

Just discovering your blog here - are you writing a book?

wfbdoglover said...

OOH, I hope you have a quick recovery!

Just discovering your blog here - are you writing a book?