Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Middle Name Definitely Ain't Grace

This morning I went outside to water my plants.  It was cool and I knew the water would absorb into the dirt and treat them to a nice drink....if I waited much longer, I would have had to wait until the evening.  It was going to be a scorcher and the water would have evaporated before it go to the roots....I stepped off the carport....into a hole and the next thing I knew I was flailing in a rose bush with my ankle and knee immobile....and the pain was breathtaking (and not in a good way.)  Frank was standing right there and watched the whole incident transpire and called 911 immediately.  The 911 dispatcher wanted to talk to me...I guess to calm me down some.  Who arrived first???  The Rock Mills VFD....what a great way to meet your local fire dept.  They took my vitals and my blood pressure was skyrocketing....well duh....woman on the ground in pain here.  The Roanoke EMT's arrived shortly, took the vitals again, loaded me on a stretcher and away we went...headed to the local hospital.  Once inside they gave me something to ease the pain....yeah for demoral and phenergan....took exrays....and told me they did not see a break....but it was a bad twist.  My knee and ankle were twice their size.  The nurses put a splint on the ankle, wrapped it and sent me home....without anything for pain.  I slept off and on most of the day, people from the church stopped by and asked what they could do, I moved around the best I could with the aid of a walker, and then about 8 last night...the pain kicked in and it hurt!  Frank and run to Wal-Mart to get some Advil...when he came home I took a couple....and about 45 - hour later...the pain became a dull thud.  I took Tylenol PM last night about 11 and slept great.  Needless to 8 I called my boss and told him I needed a sub....I hate that....a sub for the first day of class.  I then made out some lesson plans and emailed them to my friend Mary who was going to make sure the sub had them.  I died the recliner and slept until 11 when I got up, took the Tylenol P.M.'s and went to bed.  What a cruddy way to start the new year out.


Mary said...

Stinky! And I can't believe they didn't give you anything for pain! I'm sure you know this, but ice them both (20 min on, 20 min off) and some Motrin will help with the swelling (and keep them elevated).

Hoping you feel better soon!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh, you poor thing!! That sounds just dreadful! I hope you are feeling better soon. Do try to take motrin though, because that will reduce the swelling and that needs to be done the most, and will help your pain the most. Hugs!

Trina said...

BLESS YOUR HEART!!! When Mary came in this morning, she said, "Oh good. You can help out Karen's sub." I thought I heard her wrong, so I said, "Huh?" And she repeated herself and told me what had happened.

I missed you TONS today, but more than that, I hate that you are hurt. As far as I know, everything went fairly smoothly. Except for iNot. Yep, goofs with that. Nita can't see who has posted attendance. Some people have been able to post; some haven't. I posted, but I don't think it POSTED. For this week, we have to send down a list of 3rd block absences.

My feet are killing me. Oh wait...that's probably nothing compared to your knee and ankle. :p

Hope you're feeling better soon! Love you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Poor thing! What a start to yiour new year --- well, after this, hopefully things are looking up!

Mary said...

Oh, no! You're right: that's a crummy way to start off the year!