Friday I was brilliant.....I was standing on a step to pour out water from my cooler. I tried to turn around to go back into the house and misplaced my foot and BAM! I was on the ground. Well, I knew that I had hurt myself pretty seriously. My husband came out and found my lying on the ground. He helped my up and took me to an Urgent Care Facility. Long story short: I fractured my ankle, broke my little toe, tried to lose the toe( dr had to put in six stitches to stop the bleeding. I think the skin and muscle torn when the tow bent back), scraped my knee pretty badly. I still have scrapes and scratches on my toes, legs, and elbow. The intersting thing is that my knee with the big scrape hurts worse than the fractured ankle. My ankle is wrapped and I have to see an orthopedic doctor in ten days. The best part of all this is I get to walk on crutches. YAY!!!! Can you hear my sarcasm?? However, I truly thank God that I didn't get hurt any worse that I what I did. I was able to borrow a wheelchair so I am still able to go to my family reunion in WV.
I have been elavating my ankle as much as possible. I try to ice it 2-3 times daily and I try not to put any weight on my ankle at all. Acouple of times I have lost my balance and ended up using the hurt foot to keep me from falling yet again. The dr has me on antibodics since I have the gash on my leg. I am a diabetic and they dont want me getting an infection. I also have an antibodic ointment to put on my leg 2x daily. So I am trying to do alll that the dr told me to.
My mom and husband have both been wonderful in helping me. They have been waiting on me hand over foot. They have been great. It is a bit of an inconvenience not to be able to use this foot but I am hoping that the orthopedic will put a boot on and I can a least walk on my own.
I feel like such a big klutz for falling but I guess even the best have bad day HUH???
Have you ever did something that made you feel like a klutz??? I would love to hear your stories!!!!