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 say....at 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 then....in 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.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.