Things can change in an instant. For some it can be as dramatic and life changing as a tornado that destroys your home or worse, takes the life of a family member. Or it could be a winning lottery ticket…
In my case I was walking home from work 3 weeks ago after a freak hail storm in our area. I rounded the corner to my street and was probably 30 steps from the yard when my left foot hit a patch of mud that was on the sloped side of the sidewalk. My left foot went out in front while my right foot stayed right under me as I went down. I could hear crunching as I landed in the mud.
It’s interesting to me that the first thing that popped into my head was I wondered if anyone saw me fall. How silly is that? I managed to stand, took two steps and at that point I realized that was hurt. I could feel my foot and ankle swelling. I started hobbling towards the house and ended up hopping the last few steps.
I called my ds16 to see if he was inside..of course, he was at the library. He hopped on his bike and headed home. I called dh and he headed home.
After maneuvering up the steps to get inside and slipping out of my mud covered clothes I slid my shoe and sock off to survey the damage. Wow! My ankle looked like a tennis ball was under the skin. This was bad. Got on the phone to the doctor and was told to get to the emergency room. Three hours later I was headed home with a temporary cast up to my knee, heavy duty pain meds and the news that I had fractured the tibia on my right leg where it connects the back part of my foot and a broken ankle.
I will be in a cast for the next 5 weeks. So much for the plans I had made for the summer….