Monday, June 15, 2009

Week 3 of Project Broken Ankle (aka This Summer Sucks!)

I've been pretty much confined to my couch in my living room since Memorial Day with a broken ankle. I go back to the doctor on Friday to have additional x-rays to see how the break is healing. God help me, I'm hoping that they'll at least give me a walking cast. The nice weather is beckoning me and I don't think I can take much more television to keep my own thoughts from driving me insane. That picture to the left? Yeah, that's been my vantage point for the past three weeks. Exciting view, eh?

I am doing better, making progress. My whole leg has stopped hurting, which means the ankle and hip sprains are ok. Instead of a constant throbbing around my foot, I can now feel the actual break - beasty little twinges of pain every now and again. I'm working to wean myself off of pain meds because the last thing I need is to become dependent on them.

God love my husband. He's been an angel to me these last few weeks. Waiting on me for everything - making my meals, helping me shower and dress, picking out my clothes on those rare days that I get out of my pajamas.

I'd be posting here more often but I don't have a laptop at home with me. I stopped bringing it home from work, so I guess that's what I get. So, I jump on our computer when I can stand to stay in a sitting position for any length of time. I've been using my phone for email, facebook, twitter and my google reader, but it's a little difficult to compose a lengthy blog post using the iPhone's touchpad interface.

Hope all is well with my readers out there! Let me live vicariously through you - how have you spent your first weeks of summer? Have you ever had a broken foot/ankle/leg? If so, how did you cope? Comment and tell me!


fivemonkiesreview said...

Oh darlin'! I hope they give you a walking cast. I'll keep you in my prayers that it heals swiftly and that you will be back to blogging goodness soon.

Jim said...

Hang in there Lisa baby ... get better soon!

Jacqueline said...

Oh man, that really stinks. I hope it gets better! following from mbc. stop by

tanya said...

following you my dear from mbc under 100 club. Follow me too. Get better.

Sandy said...

Wow! I was doing some research on ankle fractures and found your comment. My husband is very active and also water skis competively. He broke his ankle four weeks ago and gets a walking cast in one more week. (He had surgery with two screws.) He is so bored and can't wait to get back to normal. Truthfully--I'm ready for our lives to get back to normal too. :) Good luck and God Bless!

Sarah said...

Hi... just stopping by to say I UNDERSTAND! I broke my ankle on June 9, exactly three weeks ago from today. And I agree, this summer sucks! :)