Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's all fun until someone breaks their leg...

One fast easy sure-fire way to screw up you summer.
Last week, Monday the 13th to be exact, I broke my leg.
It was one of those totally freaky-deaky accidents and it happened in an instant.
But needless to say, my summer is shot to hell.
I was going outside Monday morning to let the dog sit outside in the sun.
I got a cup of coffee and was going down the ramp off our deck.
Near the bottom of the ramp, there was some pine straw.
Well, I slipped on the pine straw, my leg went out from under me and I hit my ankle squarely on the edge on the ramp.
My ankle snapped like a twig.
I heard it crack and I knew instantly it was bad.

I got to the ER and the x-ray showed that I'd broken both bones in my leg, below where an old break from years ago had healed.
I got a temporary splint and an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon the next day.

It didn't take him long to decide what was next.
I had surgery a week ago today.
The break was much worse than they'd thought in the ER.
He put 6 titanium screws on the inside of my ankle, a titanium plate and 4 screws on the outside.

I have been home for a week and I am now officially going stir crazy.
I cannot play golf, I cannot drive, I cannot even go outside on my own right now.
I hate this house and the way it is laid out.
It is impossible to move around with tripping over someone else (I have always hated that about this house but this just magnifies the problem).
And I am going nuts.

Hubby has been very kind and a lot of help.
He made coffee for me (even though he had no clue how to do it) and he has had to do just about cleaning, laundry, feeding.
Yesterday, he went out to lunch and to the range.
I am sure he needed a break. I would.

I don't go back to the doctor until a week from today.
I don't know what he'll do.
I'm hoping he'll take off this HUGE dressing and put on a smaller lighter cast.
And I'm hoping he will send me to physical therapy a few times so I can learn to use crutches.
I have some but I am very leery of using them right now.
Crazyfriend brought over one of her late father's wheelchairs and that has been a tremendous help.
I can get around the house pretty well using it.

That's it.
My summer is TOTALLY shot to hell in a handbasket.
I had to call my friend and cancel my trip to Florida that I had planned for August.
My Jeep is a stick-shift and I don't know if I will be able to drive it.
I may have to think about getting a different car.
Golf?? Don't even know about that.
Talk about things changing in a instant.
It's true.
You just never ever know what's going to happen.,


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry!! You poor thing! I've been wondering where you've been. At least you have internet and a computer, right?

I broke my leg right above my ankle bone, the tibia and fibula connect right there like a wishbone and I broke the wishbone. It was soooooooooo painful, and I'll never ever forget that crack as it happened. I now have a metal plate and three screws holding the bones together. Such fun. NOT.

garnett109 said...

Hoping you mend quick friend

salemslot9 said...

get well soon, Sunny

Woody said...

Sorry to hear about your accident, I Hope your a fast healer, ya just got to give us men a little time to adjust to these things, After anna maes back surgery I realized how much I DIDN'T KNOW about housekeeping!!! Take Care!

City Girl said...

Oh, no! That SUCKS! I'm so sorry.

And now, with all that metal in your leg, you'll have to carry your x-ray with you when you fly.

Lisa said...

I haven't had any notification for your updates until I made some changes recently.

I'm so very sorry to hear about your accident! I hope you heal quickly.

It's good to see you again.

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