17 October 2009

17 October 2009 Photo: Christmas In October

Confession number one...this photo was taken yesterday. So remember in blogs gone by when I talked about not being mobile due to a sprained ankle? Well...I decided sprained was not fun enough and amped it up. I went to the orthopedist yesterday as a follow up to make sure I was doing everything right to heal quickly. The doctor came into the exam room, asked me some questions and started pushing around on my foot/ankle while asking what hurt. He hit a part of my foot on the outside below the ankle and I said yeah...that really is still tender. To my surprise, he said well that is because you have a broken bone. WHAATTTT?!?!?!

Confession number two...I almost cancelled that doctor's appointment because my foot was feeling much better and I was able to walk on it a bit without the crutches. I could not believe my ears. Since it seemed to be healing so well, I said...I guess I will just keep doing what I was doing and let it heal au naturale. No such luck! "You will have to be in a cast for 6 weeks." WHHATTTTT?!?!? No, you don't understand, Mr. nice Doctor...I drive for my job ALOT! So is there is a cast you can put on where I can continue to drive. Again...no such luck! "So what color cast would you like?" Invisible?? Not an option. So he asked me if I wanted to see the x-ray before I got casted. Oh sure, why not. I am sure if the ER doctor couldn't see it, I wouldn't be able to notice it either.

Confession number three...I would like to go back to the ER and say not so very nice things to them. The bone that was broken was sooooo easy to see. I am not a medical professional (but I play one on TV) and I could clearly see the line going through the bone. WTF...did they think I opened up my skin and drew on my bone with a black Sharpie??? So off I went to the nice Ortho Tech who was to put on my cast. Again I was asked what color I wanted. I'd like a nice orange and black mixture. He laughed at me...we don't have orange. WHATTTT?!?!?! It is almost Halloween after all, so I thought it would be a good costume. However, when you live in Syracuse which is the home of the Syracuse University Orange, I imagine it is hard to keep in stock. So I went with a nice green. Lovely isn't it?!?!

Confession number four...I feel badly for Bill. So for the next 6 weeks I cannot drive...I cannot put weight on my foot...I cannot get the cast wet. What can I do? I can keep it elevated and I can go stark, raving MAD!!!!!!! If you know me, you know I am not one to sit still for very long so we will see who goes crazy first...me or Bill. Bill's driving alone might kill me.

Confession number five...I already am trying to figure out how I can get out of the house and do things like shopping, movies, continue taking pictures for the blog, and dancing (hey I might want to). Luckily both Wegman's and P&C have the little carts you can drive around with the basket in the front for groceries. And don't you worry you faithful blog followers, I will not let this foot get me down. The pictures will continue...

Confession number six...I climbed a ladder while we were apple picking. I didn't really need to climb the ladder to get the apples as they were close enough to the ground to pick without the ladder. However the photo opportunity I wanted was on the ladder over looking the apple trees down to the valley. No I didn't get the picture. No it wasn't worth it. But I did get a pretty green cast...Merry Christmas to me!

1 comment:

  1. Wendy, so sorry about your foot. It's such a coincidence though, that i had knee surgery on thursday for an injury I sustained while climbing a ladder on the slope to take a picture. Are we getting too old for this?! Good luck and if you want to talk to someone who is stuck in the house like you give me a call.