Friday, May 3, 2013

Oops!

Last Saturday it was so nice out Rich and I decided to walk a trail to a dam on the Huron River in Ann Arbor. We probably walked about a mile and a half to get from the parking lot to the dam.


It was a nice walk on a paved trail


along the Huron River which is high right now due to all the rain we had recently.


And we ultimately ended up at Argo damn. We stood there for a while contemplating the rushing water and enjoying the lovely blue sky.

You see that little platform on the lower left? I was standing on that looking at the water. When I turned to walk away I forgot I was standing on said little platform, and kind of rolled my left foot/ankle off the side of it! It hurt like hell and the bad part was I had to limp my way back about a mile to get to the road so Rich could get the car and pick me up.


Saturday night I iced it and rested it but by Sunday it was hurting pretty bad so off we went to urgent care.

They took a couple of x-rays of my foot and they were non-conclusive so they put a splint on it and gave me some crutches.  I have to stop here to say that walking on crutches is not an easy feat! I was getting a work out!

On Wednesday I went to a orthopedic doctor who looked at the x-rays, manipulated and pressed my foot and said it was not fractured, just sprained and bruised. He did say there was a old fracture and I remembered that happened back in 1981 when I was pregnant with Shauna. I stepped off the porch and twisted my ankle. It hurt way worse than this time! I never did go to the ER though because I didn't want x-rays due to being pregnant (plus I think we may have had lousy insurance or non at all!). So now I find out 32 years later that it was fractured!

Anyway, I don't have the splint on anymore. I just keep it wrapped with an ace bandage but it's pretty sore and bruised. I'm kicking myself with my good foot for being so clumsy and forgetful!

So that's been my week! How about yours?

I leave you with a picture of 5 hungry cats!


Starting at the top: Toby, Smudge, Zoe, Cocoa and Max!

Until the next time........

2 comments:

Sally Crowe said...

So glad no fractures! That's the good news, the bad news it still hurts. Rich just can't take you anywhere. :)

FIVE cats? I had no idea you had that many. I don't think I've ever told you that I'm allergic; somewhat allergic to dogs also but I keep babysitting (for several years now). :)

xoxo

wenn said...

oh, that's painful..have a good rest and take care.