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Saturday, April 02, 2005

That's The Breaks . . . 

As usual, I was supposed to work at our business today . . . part of the "joys-of-business-ownership" (or, being totally in debt up to your eyeballs, whichever sounds more palatable).     My s.o. decided to drive himself and leave earlier than me (we usually ride together) because he had somewhere to be directly after work, and I was going to close up the store and do all of the week-ending paperwork.

The weather forecast for today wasn't looking too pleasant, so we decided to move the dogs to the garage while we were gone to keep them out of the 40+ mph winds and predicted rains.     Before moving the dogs, I decided to carry down their food bowl and water bowl and put them in the garage.     On the way down the last section of the lower flight of stairs, the water "sloshed" over the edge of the bowl, I stepped in the water, my right leg bent back underneath me and I fell the rest of the way down the flight of stairs (sledding on my bent leg).     Water, dog food and two bowls went flying in every direction.

Excruciating pain followed!

I managed to drive myself to the emergency room (using my left foot) and, after x-rays and a thorough exam, I was told that I had a broken foot (2 places) and a fractured ankle.     I'm now sporting a cast to the knee and am hobbling on crutches (actually, walking is too excrutiating to even attempt, so the crutches are just for absolutely the most necessary movements).     I drove myself to the pharmacy to fill my two pain prescriptions, and then home.     It took me over forty minutes to get up to the main level when I got to the house, and I was definitely ready for the pain meds by that time!

All of the nurses in the ER kept commenting on my nail polish -- guess it's a good thing I had a manicure and pedicure a few days ago, huh?!?

I'm so hungry, but the thought of trying to hobble to the kitchen -- much less, to try to balance on crutches while I try to fix something -- is too much to deal with.     My whole leg is throbbing!     Saturday afternoon television sucks . . .     I've watched a couple of movies on satellite, but nothing else is on right now -- and it's too much trouble to search through the DVD collection and find something else too watch.     I'm not a very good "patient," as I can't be still and immobile -- it isn't in my nature.

This will drive me insane before the cast comes off . . .

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