My new fashion statement: clumsy.
I fell last Friday while at a construction site. The snowy ground gave way, my foot went one way while my body went another. Pain and popping blinded my vision, but I managed not to cry until I made it back to the car. Of course after that I was a mess until my body adjusted to the pain. Our bodies are amazing that way.
I am even more black, blue, and purple today, these photos are from Wednesday when I thought I was at the peak of bruising. I was wrong. Imagine this x 10. The color just keeps coming, adding some green today.
I was able to see my orthopedic ankle guy (not to be confused with the my knee guy because every woman should have multiple specialist) on Monday morning due to a cancellation. I made a mess of my ankle, again. Ten torn ligaments and a small part of my bone broke off. It was too early to tell if anything will need to be reattached as the swelling was so severe it was difficult to assess. I go back in a couple of weeks to reevaluate and decide where to proceed.
An interesting discovery was additional bone fragments in my left ankle joint from some injury that occured after the plate surgery to this point. He also found that my right ankle had the same bone broken off on that side. An injury from about 6 months ago that I treated myself as I have all the necessary braces and boots. Not sure what he will decide needs to happen there.
The children are taking good care of both John and I, but life as a parent doesn't really stop. Thankfully I can still walk with the boot for small amounts of time so I am not a complete loss. On a positive note if it was ever necessary to identify my body the plate and screws could help the crime scene investigators. Or I am in the beginning stages of becoming a cyborg. Too much TV this past week, however I did enjoy the book "Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer" about a cyborg Cinderella. It was surprisingly fun.
I am very slow and behind on answering emails and quite frankly most everything else in my life. Please be patient with me. I am going to be a little slow for a little bit.