Yes, it’s been a LONG week since I clumsily slipped avoiding the ice while running.
Here’s a short summary:
fall…pain…ambulance…pain…ER…xrays..2 broken bones in ankle…put bones back in place…xray..try again…xray…wrap…pain meds…night 1 in hospital…anesthesia…surgery…plate…2 pins…splint…pain meds… scratched cornea…night 2 in hospital…pain meds…xray…go home with crutches…leg elevated & iced for TWO WEEKS…helpless/helpful hubby…nauscea …friends bringing food…UTI…off pain meds…constipation… 2 nites sleeping on the couch downstairs…dragging myself up 13 stairs to sleep in a bed…insomnia…dragging myself down 13 stairs to spend the whole day in a recliner…books…Internet…boredom…depression.
Yup, that about sums it up. I am enjoying 2012 so far.
Enough of the sarcasm. I am trying to focus on the positive. Here goes nothing:
- getting a lot of sympathy
- seeing friends I never have time for
- hubby is learning after 13 years where things are located
- not feeling guilty about not cleaning or cooking
- no stress from my job
- can go to bed whenever I want and sleep til whenever I want
- don’t have to go outside in the cold (It is cold here!)
- don’t have to worry about what to wear
- don’t have to worry about how I look
- saving money on gas – not going anywhere
- getting refunds on yoga, tennis, New Year’s Eve – $$$
- saving money by not signing up for any races
- expensive running shoes will last longer when not using them
Not bad! Makes you want to break your ankle, right?
I was going to try and list the sucky things but they are obvious: immobile, sick, dependent, pain, the unknown, lack of exercise, boredom, depression and many many many more.
I am determined to feel like the picture above!! It may take 6 months…a year…2 years…but I WILL HEAL!!
Happy Running! I am your cheerleader as I heal!
I know you will Darlene…this is just the beginning of your EPIC comeback. The part of the movie when everyone in the theater is thinking that there is no way the hero can come back from this…time to through in the towel.
But you know better.
We’re all rooting for you.
Heal well and enjoy being in this moment. Revel in the good parts of it. Because all too soon, you’ll be hitting the courts (tennis), studios (yoga), and streets making your comeback, and that too will be challenging (not to mention returning to work).
so sorry you have so much pain
for UTI and other problems related you should take probiotics
it will help a lot,
Oh wow, that sucks. And I thought a celebratory sinus infection was a sucky way to start the new year.
Hope it heals beautifully and you are fast and pain free within days of that giant weight coming off the end of your leg.
Heal fast! You managed to come up with a huge list of positives but I am guessing a good deal of the time you feel rather negative. Take care.
Yup, you got it.
Maybe you will have a miraculous speedy recovery. Take care! You might want to play on it even after you heal so the hubby can keep doing things for you. 🙂
Awwww….sorry to read about all the pain and inconvenience you’re going through! I Hope you recover rapidly! I can’t wait for your comeback!
I’m glad you are looking at the positives. Hang in there and soon you’ll be moving around and then you can get into cross training. Take one day at a time!