Saturday, November 6, 2010

"She's a Daaa-a-ay Tripper" Ouch!

Life! Always interesting, isn't it! You have your good days .... and you have your bad days. Yesterday was a bad 'un.
We said goodbye to our lovely cat Tolouse. He was ill and in pain and the medication didn't work. So, a tough decision was made. It sucks being a responsible adult sometimes. We'll miss him.
Then as I was bringing the vacuum cleaner downstairs after cleaning, I somehow twisted my whole right foot underneath me -- and I mean twisted! I fell, vacuum and all, down the last 5 steps. Luckily, there were 3 green garbage bags full of the girls old clothing sitting at the bottom just waiting for me to take them to the Salvation Army store. I landed on top of the bags, so I didn't hurt myself with the fall. (Proof that proscrastination is sometimes a good thing!) ..... And yeah, the vacuum is fine as well!
But my foot wasn't! My foot had this odd sausage-shaped swelling on the right side. After 15 min or so, I finally listened to my 20 yr old and drove myself in torrential rains to the hospital (using toes for gas and left foot for brake -- Can you say bucking broncho?). Molly doesn't have her license yet (Proof that procrastination is sometimes a bad thing!), and we're only 5 min away. I don't know if I fractured the cuboid or part of the calcaneus, but it's in that general area. And the doctor says that these can heal rather quickly. (Fingers crossed!)
So, here I am this morning, waiting for the arrival of crutches and looking for someone to buy my ticket to the dance next Saturday night. .
But I am thankful for the following things:
  • that I'm not worrying about little Tolouse and his pain (as sad as that is)
  • that I was able to get in and out of emergency in 2 hours! A record!
  • that all my girls were at home and able to help me get to the hospital
  • that Canada has Medicare
  • that I had the foresight to shave my legs before that cute young doctor had to man-handle my soft, shapely calf
  • that the house was clean before I fell
  • that my boss is understanding about the odd hours I may keep for the next weeks
  • that it's the weekend and I'm not losing time or money as I rest
  • that I made some delicious double-chocolate banana muffins yesterday (and that the in-house seagulls didn't eat them all yet)
  • that I have a great book to read (The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton)
  • that I have such a wonderful support system around me
  • AND that my computer is in my bedroom and within easy reach

Now, I just have to concentrate on healing and enjoying the process. It's hard for me to sit and not DO! But God knew this would happen, and I'm sure He has good things to teach me during this time.
And while that happens, I'll be eating lots of lovely calcium-rich foods and trying not to pile on that 15 lb again!
Any good tips or wisdom from my blog friends is always welcome as well.


Suzie Ridler said...

I am so sorry to hear about all that has been happening to you! That is a lot to take. Your positive attitude will help you through and just think of this as a resting and comfort period. Relax and enjoy it if you can. Milk it too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so sorry for the lose of your sweet Tolouse. So hard but necessary. Yep it sucks to be an adult sometimes. I am so sorry you got hurt but thankful it wasn't worse. So settle in, rest and get well.

Shellbelle said...

Ouch! Here's my tip for you: Take two aspirin and call that cute doctor in the morning!

So sorry to hear about your loss. I had to make that same difficult decision in June with my beloved dog, Sheldon and I know how hard it is, but it is best for our devoted pets and shows how much we love them.

Hugs for your heart and your foot!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sad news about Toulouse. Farewell, kitten of Bast! And sad news about your foot but I love your positive attitude of counting your blessings!

KobysCache said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery. Sorry about your kitty, but you did the adult thing. (not tripping down the stairs, that was just dumb.) Let the girls take good care of you now while you heal.

Eva Gallant said...

Glad you injury wasn't more serious. Enjoy the the down time!

High Heeled Life said...

Sorry to hear about Tolouse, furbabies really are likeour childre.

ouch ... hoping your ankle heals quickly...try to enjoy the moment. xo HHL

Nezzy said...

Fidget baby, fidget...I've read where ya can burn 1000 calories a day just fidgetin'!!! Heeehehe!

You poor thing! I so understand...I do not sit still well either. Kinda like a fly on speed!

I do pray that your foot will heal rapidly and know how sorry I am about your sweet Tolouse. I know that could not of been easy.

I received a phone call last evening...little Sarah Grace(Gracie) broke both small bones in her arm yesterday.

You take care and have those gal pamper you for me..."K"???

God bless and rest and heal girl!

Anita said...

So Sorry to hear about your loss and then to hurt yourself on top of that! Sending out healing vibes and thoughts to you! Just keep positive and know you are being prayed for.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Very sorry to hear about, Toulouse. And you foot!

Love your spirit. Take care :)

Gail said...

Just like the old Morton Salt commercial, When it rains, it pours.

I am double sorry for your loss and your injury. Sadly, it will take time to heal both.

Barb said...

You DID have a heck of a day - but I see your positive spirit is still intact. Eat a muffin or two and rest. (I'm so sorry about your kitty.)

Barb said...

PS You always heal faster with a cute DR! He gets those endorphins flowing...

Linda Myers said...

Good for you, being a grownup! Toulouse counted on your care and you provided it right up until the end. That's what my vet said once when I took a sweet old boy in for the last time.

Love your gratitude list!

Beth Adams said...

My sympathy to you & your family on the loss of Toulouse. As to your foot you poor thing. But maybe it is "natures" way of saying you needed a rest.

wendy said...

OUCH!!! that must have hurt like a son of a gun. I am glad you went and got it checked. I had a sprained ankle once and that was misery. Hate crutches.

but hey, gives you a good chance to relax, read, blog, nap, watch tv, eat carrot sticks, play darts.....
I have that book too, but haven't started it yet.
take care.

svelteSTUFF said...

Doesn't it just suck being a grown-up sometimes?!!

DEEP BREATH... and then hit that Ben & Jerry's ~ no calories guaranteed ;-)

just take care of yourself for a few days! Everything else Will survive!

Sara said...

Definitely not a good couple of days for you. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat...always a very tough thing to deal with. Hope you are up and about and dancing soon!

Sandra said...

I'm sorry for your injury, but I have so much respect for the fact that high on your list of priorities was the state of your legs, ie. shaved! A girl after my own heart!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Oh my gosh. what a great attitude you have. I say eat the muffins and get the seagulls to wait on you for a few days. hope you feel better soon.

Saranne said...

Oh, so sorry to hear of your loss...but we love them enough to let them go when the time is right...just finished recovering from a broken foot myself...I dropped a five-pound hand weight on it...just call me "Grace"!...and no, my legs weren't shaved...sending good thoughts your way for speedy healing! oxox