Friday, June 09, 2006

The ambulance ride was nice...

I just wanted the day to pass quietly...smoothly...no drama. And the day was going so well. We called in sick to work and hung around together at home. We went shopping to return the chainsaw that wasn't working well and buy some flowers and other necessities. We stopped for ice cream on the way home. After coming home, Steve and Sam went to assemble the brand spanking new basketball hoop that was an impulse buy intended to spoil Sam silly. I went to plant some of the flowers purchased earlier. While digging and planting, I thought to myself how it had turned into the kind of day I had hoped. Quiet...smoothe...no drama. And then I took the step that changed the day...

I stepped out of the raised flower bed, landing on the edge of a paver brick. My sandal went one way and my foot went the other. Snap! And down I went. The burning sensation and the immediate swelling in my right foot caused me to scream for Steve. Now, I love my husband very much. But he is not an emergency type of guy. As I'm lying on the sidewalk in pain, he starts asking me questions. I, of course, respond with the very mature, "I want my mommy." This was, of course, followed by the very hysterical, "What the f*** did I do to deserve all this?!?!? I can't take anymore!!!!" Think I've reached the end of my sad sad tale of woe? Nope...

Fearing that he would not be able to lift my gigantic ass off the ground enough to successfully navigate me to the car, he called the ambulance. Two very nice (and strong) paramedics, Gary W. and Tim P., came to lift me up and haul me off to the hospital. A bumpy ride, three inquiries as to whether I could be pregnant (no, the humor was not lost on me), multiple swear words, and six x-rays later, I was sent home with an ace bandage and crutches. It isn't broken. Yay!

So here I sit...at the end of my proverbial rope. Steve and I had said that we wanted to have a small vacation where we didn't bury a child. Apparently we should have been a bit more specific. I would like a vacation where NOBODY is in pain, dies, goes to the hospital...what else should I add (just to cover my bases at this point)?

If you need to find me in the next few days, I'll be sitting here icing my foot and trying not to cry.

**update**

Just talked to a nurse from the hospital and she tells me the radiologist took a second look at my x-rays and there is a possible fracture/chip in there. Great...just great.

Give me chocolate now.

22 comments:

miraclebaby said...

Stupid blogger (I have not been able to post comments on anyone's blog for 2 days).

Anyhow, I am sorry to hear about your trip to the hospital, but I am glad to hear it's not broken. I hope you feel better soon.

lauralu said...

i have been jealously hoarding it, but for you i would share my sugar-free special dark squares, which are far better than they sound, i promise.

NervousKitty said...

Oh OW. Catherine, I wish things were better right now. I'm so sorry.

Sarah said...

Oh NO! What does the fracture mean? A cast of some sort?

You deserve many varieties of chocolate.
(but maybe we should leave Laura with her sugar free stuff-- you deserve the real deal-- you can send leftovers to laura in 9 weeks)

Diana said...

Oh no! Are you going to have to wear a cast for six weeks? (it'll be something for Sam to color on!)
I'm sorry! Hope you get some good chocolate to medicate yourself with!

MB said...

DAMMIT! What a pain! That so sucks!!! I'd have to insist on chocolate with alcohol. Ever have a chocolate martini? Yum.

Kathi said...

OH MY WORD!! Catherine no. This insane. Your poor ankle. And they took a second look, and now they think there is a chip? That fills you with confidence I'm sure.

You know they DO make chocolates with alcohol inside them! I would suggest sending Steve out for them stat.

Sherry (Hallesmom) said...

Ouch!! I hope you are resting right now. *hugs*

sillyhummingbird said...

Oh, Catherine! I am hoping for a speedy recovery for you and LOTS of pampering!

Megan said...

Oh Kate!! Life has got to ease up soon for you :( I'm still thinking of you daily!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry about your foot.

I agree with mb, chocolate martinis are yummy. A couple of those and you'll forgot all about your foot. ;-)

Julie said...

#$@^!%&! Bloody hell. I'm hoping some ice and motrin will fix you right up. It better not be fractured, or I'm going to have to push your ass around the mall.
And believe me I will.
Have a brownie for me. :-)
Good luck, thinking of you.

sarahbobeara said...

oh kate. i'm so sorry. i hope you're not in too much pain. and those chocolate martinis are reaaaaaaaly good, definitely try them!
kate 0, garden 1. hope you heal fast!

Penultimatina said...

Man! Poor Kate! Lots of comfort coming your way.

kate said...

oh ooh ow ugh! I am sorry...i hope you heal fast.... :(

Sarah said...

Good grief, Kate! You poor woman. I hope you heal quickly.

Holley said...

Owwwww.

I'm sorry friend. I hope you heal quickly.

Jill said...

Oh boy that looks horrible! Like you say though, if you don't think through the details, this is what you get. Just kidding;) I will be specifically wishing for just the sort of break you want - as opposed to a bone break:(

Take care x

Lorem ipsum said...

My, you've been busy.

I saw all of today's posts at once. And between the foot picture and seeing the words 'ambulance' and 'chainsaw'... well, it was quite frightening. But glad you're all right and that IT'S NOT BROKEN.

Take good care.

Lorem ipsum said...

Oh... maybe it is. But not much.

:-(

msfitzita said...

Oh crap. For the love of God, leave this woman ALONE and let her have a moment's peace. PLEASE???

Catherine, I hope at the very least you're able to enjoy some much deserved pampering and TLC.

I hope at least there's that.

Many get well ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Windfall Woman said...

You deserve some great luck.