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ow.

What a couple of days it’s been!  My car needs a really expensive fix (about half of what the whole car costs, so I don’t know what’s gonna happen there).  In the meantime I’m driving Dad’s truck, but the first day I drove it it sat in the sun too long and the glue holding the rearview mirror on gave out.  Mirror swinging wildly by a cord, today I drove it to the shop to get it fixed.  I was planning on eating afterwards — they said it would be an hour.  It was 2 hours, and I was quite hungry and had been sitting in an uncomfortable chair.  Standing up to go pay, my foot which had been asleep without me noticing completely gave out.  I fell but caught myself against the wall and limped in pain to the cashier desk, wherupon I connected the cashier with my dad via tellephone and had to be led to sit down — my vision went black.  Someone had to drive me and my Dad’s truck home.  Now I can’t really walk at all.  Thank goodness Chris is home from his job and could look at it — he used to be an athletic trainer and so quickly identified what was wrong.  It’s a bad sprain from rolling my ankle.  It doesn’t hurt much unless I try to walk, which is a problem since I had to call my boss and tell him I couldn’t be there tonight and might not be able to go tomorrow.  It’s my right foot so I probably won’t be able to drive, much less stand for hours on end.  What scared me was the blacking out part, because I never actually fainted but my vision was gone, I was dizzy, and broke into a sweat.  Possibly low blood sugar.  Possibly low blood pressure.  Possibly shock from the pain.  It’s happened before but not this bad.  Not sure, but I do know that I was incredibly embarrassed and I NEED to go to work tomorrow.

Wanna see my foot?  Some people think feet are gross anyway, so if you do, look away!

foot1

Extra gross, right?  It’s not usually all swollen and multi-colored.  Actually I like my feet when they are normal looking, but this foot is just sad.  In real life it actually looks a bit worse than this, but you get the general idea.

Chris immediately wrapped it in an Ace bandage and put an ice pack on it and elevated it to the arm of the couch I’m currently lounging on.  Now it looks like this:

foot2

Now I’m all wrapped up in my cozy blanket (the ta-dah moment of which can be seen here).  It cheers me up and I’m not all tensed and panicky anymore (I freaked out because I was home alone for a bit and was scared I’d black out and not be able to get help).

I may take a nap.  I feel so much better now that Chris is here.  I literally don’t have anybody else that I know of who lives in this town that could help in an emergency.

On the bright side, I’ll have plenty of time to work on the CAL now, and I’m sure glad I went to the laundromat and walked the dog yesterday evening.  Maybe I can even convince Chris to cook me dinner.  He’s taking such good care of me!

Just wanted to let you all into my exciting few hours.  I’ll admit it’s very overwhelming (because there’s tons of other stressful stuff going on at the moment too) but to be honest typing it out gets me to relax a bit more about it.

I’ll talk to you again soon, I expect.  Take care, and don’t let your legs fall asleep and catch you unawares!

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Comments

  1. I hope your foot is better soon, what a awful thing to happen. Enjoy the time you have to relax, and get your crocheting done 😛

  2. Ouch, that looks really painful. I went over on my ankle twice in the same week one time. I won’t go into too many details but pain and shock really do do strange things to you. Fainting isn’t like it’s shown in historical movies. Hope it’s all better soon and enjoy the pampering while you can.

    • Oh my goodness I can’t imagine this happening again in the same week, that must have been more than awful. And you’re right, feinting isn’t just gracefully swooning into a man’s arms. Thanks for the well wishes!

  3. creative pixie says:

    Get well soon and give your foot lots of rest.

  4. You poor thing! I’ve done the going black but not fainting thing and it is indeed scary. Try and stay put as long as you can — you’ll get better faster that way.

  5. Kathryn Rubidoux says:

    Oh no! I do hope you get feeling better soon. I used to roll my ankles all the time on the landscaping gravel they like to use here, but I never sprained one. I’m so glad you have someone to look after you.

  6. So sorry! It looks terribly painful!

  7. Patricia says:

    That really looks like it is painful – I hope you feel better soon.

  8. I hope you feel better soon! I hope the blackout was just down to the low sugar level

  9. Oh boy, I can really sympathise. Listen to Chris, because he clearly knows what he’s doing, and do not try and walk on it sooner than you should. At least get some happiness happening with your crochet ! 🙂

  10. Ouch! That looks as if it really hurt! Get better soon!

    Penny
    x

  11. I’ve experienced the blacking out and fainting and I agree … very, very disconcerting. Glad you were able to get help and that Chris is taking very good care of you.

    It’s been one of those weeks for many of us so cheers to a new, great upcoming week. Be well Hannah. ((hugs))

  12. We both think you should see a Dr ASAP!
    Hope it’s better soon H xx

    • I haven’t yet, but I still might. It seems to be doing better and I reeeeeally don’t want to have to go to a doctor, but I will if it gets worse for sure.

  13. Oh no, how awful, it looks really sore. You should definitely make sure you eat but I know how easy it is to skip a meal when you have so much to do. Feel better soon.

  14. Get better soon honey. Sounds like you’re having a bit of a stressful time at the moment.

  15. Oh no! Hope you feel better soon, that’s a horrible injury to have. X

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