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.