My New Best Friends

214:365 stupid crutchesApparently it had been too long.  Three years doesn’t seem too long to me, but my body thought so.  I thought staying out of the Emergency Room was a great idea.  My body and the stairs disagreed.

I’m not really sure what happened.  I think I missed a step, and that changed everything.  I went from being upright to rolling around on the ground.  I went from normal pain to intense and localized pain.  I went from not thinking about crying to hoping tears would bring relief.  I also added a few leaves to my hair.

I spent a little more than 4 hours in the ER I avoided my entire growing up years.  I saw a doctor for about 2 minutes and a nurse twice for about the same amount of time.  I have an air cast/splint and two crutches to show for it.

Getting through a few airports tomorrow is going to be a new adventure.

photo courtesy of cavale

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13 Responses to “My New Best Friends”

  1. SaraOctober 18, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Oh no! Good luck with your airport navigating! Hope the ankle heals quickly!!!

  2. laura joslinOctober 18, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Oh no. 🙁 I’m so sorry.

  3. judyOctober 18, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    WHEELCHAIR!! Poor you!!

  4. Linda ThomasOctober 18, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Oh, Sheryl! I’m SO sorry! Bless your heart — I’ll keep you in my prayers. Like Judy said, I hope you’ll use a wheelchair in the airports.


  5. RuthOctober 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Praying foe your comfort and a peaceful heart. Be pampered – at least while you travel. Will you be able to manage your stairs at home??? Maybe you should stay with Laurie for a few days?

  6. TirzahOctober 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    So sorry to hear this! Praying for you!

  7. Nathan R. HaleOctober 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    So sorry to hear about the injury – our prayers go out for you to heal quickly!

  8. PatOctober 19, 2010 at 2:42 am #

    Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Are you and Tammy trying to keep up with each other? I just heard about her fall.

  9. CherylOctober 19, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Soul, I’m so sorry about this! So who are your new best friends? the cast and the crutches? How was the time in NY otherwise? I love you. Soul

  10. LanaOctober 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Sorry Friend,
    Praying for you now,
    Loving you always,

  11. SherylOctober 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Thanks, everyone!

    The sprain slows me down, but it hasn’t kept me down. Thankfully it’s my left ankle not my right one; I can drive. The stairs take me some time and effort, but they’re not impossible. Wheelchairs in the airport were a great help. I couldn’t have traveled without them. The ankle is on the mend. Thanks for praying! The NY trip was good—even with the extra trip. 🙂 I loved being back, seeing important people in my life, and enjoying a colorful fall.

  12. JennyNovember 23, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Oh no! Oh no! I hope you are ok friend… so sorry

  13. SherylNovember 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Well, they’re my new best friends even more so now. Last night I had surgery on my ruptured Achilles tendon—the “sprain” I wrote about in this post. No weight bearing my left leg for at least the next 6 weeks. 🙁

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