I haven’t been doing much in the last two days. I somehow managed to severely injure myself yet again. It seems that at least once a year I do something really klutzy that takes weeks to heal. Last year it was falling down the stairs. This year … well ..
Early Thursday morning I was wandering into the kitchen for a drink of water and as I returned to the living room I tripped on a huge metal extension ladder that my husband left in the living room the prior evening. Yup … he’d been doing some reno work and he didn’t put the ladder away like he should have. He left it right in the hallway between the living room and the kitchen – kind of unavoidable – and since I was walking around in the semi dark and I was sleepy I must have either forgotten it was there for a moment or caught my foot on it and the next thing I knew I was literally falling on the ladder and under a small table that we have a big turtle tank on … and I’m very lucky the huge turtle tank didn’t land on me as well.
My whole left side is bruised. The worst of it is my left hand and wrist, my left chest and my left lower thigh. Everything that hurt started swelling and bruising immediately so at first I put ice on my worst wounds but as my hand swelled and looked like my thumb was dislocated and I became worried that my hand was actually broken we decided to go to the hospital.
My worst injuries:
I spent 6 hours or more in the Emergency room getting xrays and waiting around. I was there from a little bit after three in the morning until after 9 am. They weren’t sure if my hand was broken or not. I definitely have a sprained tendon in my thumb and left arm and I need to get more xrays next week to rule out a break in my hand. In the meantime I’m supposed to rest and ice my wounds and take quite a bit of Advil.
I feel like I’ve been in a car accident! I ache every time I move! I don’t think anyone at www.carangel.com would want me though! LOL
I’m hoping that my hand isn’t broken and that if feels better quickly because naturally I’m left handed and as luck would have it I happen to have a lot of writing that I need to do in the next few days and that’s not easy to do when you have to type one or two fingered. LOL Looks like that’s the way it’s going to be for a little while though! Wish me luck!