As I step off the track and walked along the worn area I start telling myself "Watch your step you don' want to................OH SH#$. Down I go with my right ankle rolling and touching the ground.
As I lay on the ground I hear a man saying "Are you okay, see what happens when you go all sexy and sash-shaying around this track" Then a woman asks "are you okay, you were doing great". And Next I hear my friend "Oh My God Carla are you okay?" Now during this I haven't opened my eyes but I have broken into a cold sweat and have repeated my favorite word several times. I apologized to those around me if I've offended them but the word comes out again as another pain shoots from my ankle up my leg.
When I finally open my eyes I see 2 women and one man in a marine T-shirt asking me where I hurt and do I want help sitting up. I was able to get the words out that it was my right ankle as the man removes my shoe and sock. Oh boy I'm seeing spots and stars so I close my eyes and my favorite word comes out again and NO I don't want to sit up. Nauseous and dizzy I lay in pain in the dirt. About this time the one woman sitting on the ground next to me jumps up thinking an ant has crawled up her shorts. I wanted to up too but the pain overruled that idea. I probably laid there for about 20 minutes. It seemed like an hour, but Barbara would have to confirm the timing. ;o) Who cares right?
My friend Barbara walked on to her car, loaded the dogs and then drove her car over the curb to get to me. I'm gaining some composure now so they help me sit up and finally get me off the ground and into her car. She drives me to my car that I do manage to drive home in pain. Did I mention I turned the AC to 60 to keep me semi cool. Barbara follows me and helps me inside the house and becomes my nurse and slave. She's so great but after much help I send her on her way. Oh I forgot to mention that I called David on my way home. "Honey you might want to stop and get something easy like hot dogs for supper I just fell and hurt my ankle." Silence then some choice words from my Honey. When he got home more choice words none of which I had used, then the nurturing side of him kicks in. I can be accident prone sometimes.
|Starting to bruise and no ankle|
|It's even more colorful|
So today the orthopaedic put me in a walking boot for at least 4 weeks for 24/7. Only take off for showers. Oh goody. I'm having fun now. What a way to start the weekend.
|My foot is turning the color of the shirt I wore for Mother's Day|