Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Unexpected rest

Well, my stitching friends, I've gone and done it. Sunday as we were leaving my parents house and getting ready to head to my in-laws, I decided it would be a good time to race my 13 year old dd to the car. I twisted my ankle in the process:(

I thought I had just badly sprained it, and refused to go to the Dr as I would have had to go to the emergency room in a town much bigger than our own. I've sprained my other ankle several times in the past so I figured I could wait it out and if things didn't seem better in a day or two, I'd get it checked out.

The swelling on the ankle started going down, but I had some odd swelling on the top of my foot today, so we decided that I had waited long enough, and dh and dd took me to the Dr this morning. The Dr. agreed that it was probably sprained, but wanted to take x-rays just in case, sending me home with the intention of calling if the x-rays showed something other than a sprain. Well, she did call me back. It seems that I have actually fractured a bone in my ankle. This is the first bone I've ever broken!!

I'm in a 'boot' now with an appointment to the orthopedic dr tomorrow to see how bad it really is and what I'll have to do about it. Hopefully it is minor and will heal rather quickly.

All this to say that my body isn't as young as my mind thinks it should be:) I guess this means I'm down for a little while, but I should be able to get a bit more stitching done now!! I was hoping to get some stitching shopping done this week, but I guess that will have to wait for a bit.

Otherwise, we had a wonderful Christmas. It was really nice to see the family (both sides) on Sunday and then have a couple of quiet days for just the 3 of us. We have watched movies and played games, and of course, opened presents. I was very blessed this year with some money, gift cards for the (not so) local needlework store, a vacuum (greatly needed), a floor lamp that has a small light that points down to my stitching:) (from hubby), and the prettiest coffee cup, that I really wanted:), from our dd. A few other things as well, just so blessed.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well!! Next year I'll have to remember that I'm not 13 and try to stay up on my feet!!!


Mouse said...

ouchieeeee ... not good .... hope you haven't done too much damage ... love mouse xxxx

Joy said...

Soo sorry Shannon! I broke mine in 2 places about 3 years ago, so I definitely know how you feel. On the flip side, I did get a lot of stitching done! Seems like you had a lovely Christmas and wish the same for your New Year.