Normally, I write my blogs from my computer in our office/playroom but today I am blogging from the comfort of my couch. I have been here except for sleeping and trips to the bathroom for almost 3 days.
On Thursday morning I was walking along with my sister, two kids, and two dogs. We usually walk to the end of the street and then turn around and walk back. It is a little over a mile and is a nice walk. Well, right when we turned to walk back the other way I got this brilliant idea I was going to run my sister's dog and Paisley (in a stroller) a short distance.
Just as I was about to stop I tripped on a small pothole in the road and fell down and skinned my knee and twisted my ankle. The pain was pretty bad but, I decided to get up and walk home. I made it half way and then chose to drive my sister's car the rest of the way (my brother in law was parked there while he mowed a neighbor's lawn.)
By the time I got out of the car and walked into the house I could move no further. I flopped on the couch and Britt the sweetie he is went into the bathroom and got a wash cloth to wipe off my leg. I took off my shoe and saw a really swollen ankle. My sister then made it back from the walk and got me a bag of frozen peas to ice it.
I sat awhile and it wasn't feeling too bad so, I got this ingenious idea to get in the pool to exercise my foot. I got in the pool and it was painful but not terrible. Then when I went to get out, the ladder wasn't too bad but by the time I got to the house I was in very bad pain. It took everything to get dressed and hop back to the couch. I stayed there until dinner time and then getting to the dinner table, I was almost in tears. I decided at that point I wasn't going to try to walk on it for a while.
My sister Angie took care of me and the kids the rest of the day Thursday and most of the day Friday. Then when Adam got home Friday at 8:45pm he took over. I have fallen 3 times by losing my balance. Once while I was trying to hop holding onto Adam and then twice today since Adam got me some crutches. He says I am the worst crutch user ever. I guess so but, they are a little hard to get used to.
Hopefully, soon I will be able to walk around on my own. Sitting on the couch is for the birds. I am not one to like to just sit still. I very thankful though to have such loving people around me to take care of me and the kids while I am not able to do as much.