Thursday, May 17, 2012

Yeah. And Don't Forget My LifeAlert Pendant.

or,
To Quote Shel Silverstein

"I tripped on my shoelace, and I fell up."

Over the past thirty years I have injured my ankle:

Falling down on roller skates.
Falling down steps (2 whole steps)
Walking down a mountain.

and...now...

On Tuesday I was sitting cross legged on the ground and as I proceeded to gracefully rise UPWARD in one fluid motion from the ground....something went terribly wrong.

I tried to ignore it but by Wednesday it became apparent that...

 This great fall from a distance of approximately 1 foot off  the ground had resulted in:


Sprained Right Ankle

and



                                                    Strained/Twisted Left Knee


Further aftermath of this curious incident has been a peculiar behavior pattern in Middlest and Littlest:

Telling their mother to go sit down and relax and quit doing stuff.

I actually heard this as I was slowly sneaking down the stairs.

"Is she up again?!"

"YES!"

"Mom! Go Lay Down!"

I could get used to this.

Oh. And Biggest called. She asked if they should start saving up for my Hoveround.


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I had to sneak off to write this post. Next time I make a break for it I'll visit blogs.



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21 comments:

  1. OH.NO! Poor thing. TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION!

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    1. I am but I'm about to go out of my mind with boredom!!

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  2. Oh honey, I am so sorry! That really is no laughing matter. Stay off of your feet and keep that ankle elevated (higher than your heart). I hope it heals fast!

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  3. Oops, milk this for all it's worth, it's nice to be babied by loved ones. Hold out for devils food cake with cream cheese frosting, then get well quick. Hugs.

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    1. Oh God that sounds amazing! Time for me to creep back up the stairs and see what kind of chocolate we have stashed : )

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  4. oh, praying for quick mending! (but quick mending that you can keep hidden from your girls, so they continue to fuss over you and your horrific injuries indefinitely!)

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    1. Thanks Elissa: )We'll see how long it lasts. The pain of giving birth to them seems to have run out about the time they hit Middle School!

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  5. I'm so sorry you're hurt - I hope you feel better soon. That's one of the best things about the kids getting older - having them help US when we're not feeling well!

    Getting older stinks, doesn't it? If it makes you feel better a few years ago I was doing laundry and walked into the laundry room with my arms piled high with the sheets I had just stripped off the beds. Unfortunately, I couldn't see over the huge pile of sheets and I stepped on a plastic coat hanger which was on the floor of the laundry room. I went flying, sheets went flying, and the end result was that I broke my elbow. Such an embarrassing story to tell in the ER. It should have been something exciting like a skiing accident...*sigh*

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  6. Please save your cast for next time. Older???? Ha! You and Lisa are babes in the wood, just wait until your are cough, cough, gasp, 70+

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    1. You have a good point, though my knees insist on aging ten times faster than the rest of me. I do have to say that if I look as good as you when I'm 70+ I'll be putting flags and hooga horns on my Hoveround so that no one misses me : )

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  7. Get them to bring you books! Then you won't be bored, and you can milk it as long as you so desire.

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    1. I did get them to return some to the library. I've managed to get myself into a 540 page maze with The Pale King, that it will take me awhile to get out of.

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  8. Children do earn their keep occasionally :-) Hope you're back on your feet soon.
    Cheers, Fi

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    1. Thanks Fi : )Doing it without whining only lasted a day or two but I'm used to that!

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  9. I hate hurting myself stupidly! I just tore a toenail off on a bookshelf. Grr. Hope you start mending soon!

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    1. I think little things like that can hurt more than big things. With this I felt, oops, that doesn't feel right, but I've been brought to tears stubbing my toe!

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