Saturday, January 19, 2008

So Here I Am

Two weeks ago I broke a toe by stubbing it on the basement stairs. (Laundry is a dangerous business.) Not a big deal, but often painful to walk on. So I decided to go to the orthopedic guy and get it checked out and get a walking cast so I wouldn't pull apart all my other muscles in my attempts to compensate for being unable to balance properly.

Early yesterday morning while it was still pitch dark outside, I made a crash landing as I stumbled over the curb in front of Ortho Guy's office. A few minutes later I was huddled in the doorway crying (literally) and announcing that they would now have to x-ray both feet.

Toe? Yup, clean break. Foot? Not broken but badly bruised and so excruciatingly painful that (1) toe pain no longer noticeable (2) unable to tolerate pressure of either foor brace or Ace bandage (3) unable to put any weight on it (4) now in possession of crutches and Vicodin. And (5) no cast for broken-toe foot, since that is now the only one that works at all.

Results?

A little nest in a living room recliner surrounded by notebooks, laptop, dishes, phone, remote, etc.

HOURS of those real OC Housewives. (That might give you an idea of just how pathetic I am.)

A paper on Ezekiel completed and emailed.

Plenty of time to catch up and ruminate on GC35 (see previous entry).

A nice long visit from a friend; my disoriented state had caused me to forget our lunch date and so she came here and brought me brownies. It is SO nice to have friends who will hang out with you despite your forgetting about them and despite your attire -- same PJ bottoms and baggy sweater for 24 hours -- and surroundings -- dirty dishes and piles of paper.

Comtemplation on blogging.
Lisa, you are right, the communities have fractured. And I find that if I visit a blog and leave comments a few times and they aren't reciprocated, I don't bother again. I also find that I am not so good at it myself anymore. But if you abandon your Jesuit-watcher Prebsyterian seminarian birder photographer mother friend, she will be slow to extend forgiveness.

Unsuccessful tries to reach the Lovely Daughter, who is visiting a North Carolina camp counselor friend
here. Which, frankly, should not be allowed when your mother needs crutches to get to the kitchen.

13 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

I'm not very good at abandoning friends. People usually have to take a stick to me to get me to go away... :-]

Presbyterian Gal said...

Foot pain is among the very very worst!

(((((GG)))))

And I agree with Lisa. Though I've just been blogging about a year and a half. It's expanded like the cosmos a lot just in the last couple months.

.....and I'm still here!!

Sending healing prayers for your tootsies.

mompriest said...

Oh, I had a year like that once - breaking toes and bruising feet...my daughter was about 1 and for some reason I continued to stub my toe on the foot of her crib...badly!

Sorry this has happened to you...glad you have such good friends, especially at this time...

more cows than people said...

aie. ((((gg))))

heal well, dear one.

leenora said...

Oh Robin I am so sorry! Will say a prayer for you.
leenora

Cathy said...

Oh you are in quite the fix. And how very painful foot injuries are.
Praying that your recovery gets better daily.

LawAndGospel said...

Broken toe and broken blood vessels in foot. I remember it well, so I commiserate with you.
((0))Prayers for comfort, healing and more brownies- at least your paper was not on Job.;)

sunflowerkat321 said...

As far as abandonment goes, have so much more trouble keeping up with blogger bloggers than those on aol. Life gets so crazy, and I want to be more paticipatory than I often can be. I think the most frustrating thing is that for every day....there's a dozen new blog finds that warrant reading. I don't want to give it up completely, so I spread myself thin.

So sorry to hear about your foot injury. I recently had a (self diagnosed) stress fracture. It's better, but I've had to be very, very careful. I know how frustrating it is when pain slows you down. So glad you have great friends to keep you company.

Kathryn J said...

Double-ouch. My dh fractured a toe on New Year's day. He wouldn't go to the doctor but has been wearing ortho boot from previous toe fracture. I'll tell him that going to the ortho was so dangerous for you.

Feel better soon.

Jan said...

I am so sorry that both feet hurt! It's kind of good you were so close to the ortho doctor when the second accident occurred. Hope you recuperate as you nest in your bungalow.(((GG)))

And thank you, yet again, for introducing me to Funky--I'm still checking the strip on the internet everyday.

RevDrKate said...

Oh dear! Sorry to hear about the double whammy! (((GG)))) Glad to hear you are taking good care of yourself and friends are bringing chocolate, the best medicine. The blogworld is a strange and wonderful place, isn't it? A wonderful community, but sometimes a stretch to keep up with all this and life "outside" too.
Rest the feet and get better soon.

Ruby said...

So sorry about your foot!
I have been so busy that I stopped blogging -- and commenting. I resolved that, even if I don't post, I'll comment!
I hope you are soon feeling better. In the meantime, enjoy being in your nest. I look forward to your blog and am grateful that you make the time for it.

Quotidian Grace said...

I'm really sorry to hear this. Especially since I'm scheduling some arthoscopic knee surgery next month and have been told I'll be on crutches for a couple of days. And I'm a big klutz.

How brutal is it to hurt yourself at the very door of the doctor's office? Be well and enjoy your drugs.

And you're right about the internet. I feel guilty about not visiting more new blogs and leaving more comments at my "faves", but on the other hand, I need to limit my time on the 'puter.