Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Good Thing My Plate Isn't Full!

Waiting for the Sprout to bring me some water to drink, listening to the ticking of the clock. No post yesterday, the day just got away from me. I still haven't fired any new fuse loads since my return on Saturday--though I did get two repair loads in yesterday. I had big plans for today, but as soon as J brings me my toothpaste from upstairs and a cup of water, I am going to finish my ablutions and head to Urgent Care. Why? Well you might ask! Last night at 11:00 I finally got around to uploading credit cards charges over the phone. In the middle of the entry process I got the low battery beep. I was trying to keep entering numbers while walking down the dark hall to the dark empty office to switch phones. I thought the office floor was clear so I boldly strode across it in the dark, and promptly tripped over the deerhound. She was disgruntled, but I think unhurt (she didn't yelp anyway).

The phone was also ok and so was my call, but my ankle was painful and swelling so I called my spouse in Austin. Between the two of us, we figured it was just wrenched. He thought I should call his mother (a nurse), or my mother (a pharmacist), or Bill (a doctor) as the family's health care professionals. I pooh-poohed the notion, iced it, took a pain reliever left over from my oral surgery four years ago (or was it five?) and went to bed. This morning walking was painful--it took a half hour just to get the garbage and recycling to the curb for the house and the studio)--so I looked up the closest Urgent Care on Google, and off I go!

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Back from Urgent Care, I do indeed have a high pain threshold. I broke the fibula cleanly (as you can see from the x-ray. I also broke it in another spot (visible from the top on the other x-ray). Joy. Two kiln loads to get in today. Looks like I'm going to need to call in the cavalry to help with firings for the next week or so...

10 comments:

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Yeouch! You MUST have a high pain threshold.

Hope you heal quick (ok I know fractures take 6 weeks), but hopefully this won't slow you down too badly.

Anonymous said...

I found on first on Facebook. My cyberLife.

Best.

Nancy Goodenough

Dee said...

OMG!!!! you certaily do have a high pain threshold - i woulda been a total wuss and said screw the garbage/recycling p/u! I'll see if i can clear some time on my schedule this weekend to come down and help...
D

ren said...

ow...ow...oh man...ow.

make sure to REST. this is a sign from whatever you believe gives you signs...possibly just your body to say...dude, first of all, turn the lights on and secondly...you need a rest.

steiderstudios said...

While RESTING (lol, like that would ever happen), you can write your next 30 blog entries and finish your next book. Heal quickly!!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Ya, Ren is right.

Sometimes the Universe gives us clues that we need to slow down.

Sometimes we don't listen.

Then She squishes us. Are you listening NOW?

Lots of love,
Nancy Goodenough

Bill said...

Of course she's not listening. She's also not reading.

So you got a spiral fracture of the fibula. You'll be seeing an orthopedic surgeon, right? And staying off your feet until evaluated by him, right? And using your crutches until then, right?

Of course you're not.

Taking the trash out? Hogwash. You KNEW there was something seriously wrong...

OY!!!

Dave Griffith said...

I will note again, for the record, that any advice I gave came with the prominent disclaimer that I'M A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, and thus unqualified to give medical advice of any sort, and that furthermore she had multiple people with actual medical knowledge one contact-click away, any one of which would be glad to take her call. So maybe she should like, call one of them to ensure we weren't being stupid.

Fortunately, all seems to be working out for the best...

Mindy said...

Goodness! Yes please stay off of it. Do you need groceries, help on trash day, a chauffeur? I am happy to help. And remember zifty delivers :)

Jodi said...

Bum-mer. I know SO many people who've broken bones within the last few months, mostly over falls like this. I am so clumsy that...well, I don't want to think about it.

Do you have a cool "fake" story to tell? That's what my co-worker who broke her wrist (on the same arm on which she's had a few elbow fractures).