Friday, January 18, 2008

Accommodating the Cripple

Word has spread surprisingly fast about my latest adventure. I kind of feel like I'm living in the UES from GG. Calls, texts, chats, wall posts, emails--I must have told a few well-connected people.

In case you haven't heard, yesterday I fell victim to the lamest sounding injury of all time. I finally slipped on ice, and hurt my ankle. Just the description hardly warrants any sympathy, right? I mean really; it seems so sissy. However, to my credit (and for anyone who cares), I didn't just slip and fall down, I slipped and fell down five stairs and then hit the ground.

I was showered, dressed, outfitted with food, gym clothes and my bus pass walking out the door when I fell victim to the worst set of front steps you've ever seen. (Funniest comment goes to my sister Mal for the email comment, "Man I wish people knew how to use a level.") I'm not sure how I hauled myself up the 30 stairs to our second-story dwelling, but it was a must I guess.

It hurt(s). But I won't give superfluous description of the pain. You think you know, but you have no idea. Blah blah blah. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be an ankle issue as the swelling is on my actual leg. It seems I'm having a tendon/ligament/snore bore issue. I'm going to the doctor shortly (thanks in advance for the ride Whit!) probably to get the BOOT! Oh the boot. How fashion forward of me.

Yes, I'm icing and elevating. No I haven't changed my clothes. My bed is wet because the ice keeps melting. Dangerous Minds (thanks On Demand!) is kind of after-school specially. I wonder if it was "hood" in the early 90's. I think the streets are more dangerous now. Brenda bailed me out with a 64ouncer of DC and two extra bags of ice (can't refreeze it fast enough), flowers from RachelMtz in exchange for my FNL Season I (yup, still spreading the love), computer usage so I can "work from home" courtesy of Ky, an Ireland planning meeting moved to my bedroom, and my Gram calling daily for the update. Thanks for accommodating the cripple.

My leg is wet and I need a shower. Happy long weekend everyone!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks painful! I hope it gets better fast... and I'm so glad we don't have the problem here!

Shauna said...

this is sad. But atleast you get to work from home, right?

Cheryl and William said...

I'm SO SORRY! That seriously must be THE WORST- especially with all of the snow! I remember those front steps being treacherous . . and they unfortunately took YOU as victim! How long do you have to have the cast on?

Lainey said...

Yeah baby! Post a picture of that sexy black cast!

I am seriously still "oh my gosh"-ing. You are crazy!

Nat Attack said...

Dear friends,

If you haven't figured out by now, my foot is actually broken and in a knee-high cast. Pictures and blog to come...

Bring me Diet Coke please, I'm housebound.

Trisha said...

Oh my word! It looks like your ankle is about to give birth! Nat, I am so sorry. So the question is regular diet coke or diet coke with lime?? I will attempt to come visit soon:)

Randall and Cheri said...

Soooooo sorry! You keep your sense of humor through thick and thin or is it dry and ICE!

the Canadian said...

natalie!!! KNEEHIGH? i can do diet coke. ANYTHING ELSE?????????

Rachel said...

Nat, I'm so sorry. You poor girl!

I want to see this cast!

Lainey said...

OH Nat it's all G can talk about. "What about her job?" "How will that affect Ireland?" "How can she drive?" and on and on... I got sadder and sadder listening to you. Know that we all feel your pain!

Definitely, maybe, probaby related posts:

If NatA! posted a photo with this blog, here it is!