Saturday, October 21, 2006

Teetering on the brink...

I have nothing to show you. No progress made on ANYTHING.

Why you ask? A week ago last Wednesday I had a bit of a mishap. I took one of my patented ankle turning falls. It's where you are walking like a normal, almost coordinated person and then all of a sudden your ankle gives way from under you and you fall (usually, but not always because of uneven pavement or something challenging like that). Not a nice compact sort of a fall (if there is such a thing) but a sprawled out, you've injured every inch of your body kind of fall. I have done this about 20 times in my life and my ankle and the ligaments that surround it are permanently weakened, which is why it continues to happen. This time though I decided to do my hand in, too. I landed on it on some raised brick, hard. My palm and my thumb were completely purple and swollen. So swollen that I couldn't move my thumb and hand at all. It turned out that I dislocated my thumb. Yes, ouch. I was going to take a picture of it for the blog but it was too horrifying and I just couldn't do it. Suffice to say my bruised and battered body is on the road to recovery. I have noticed though that the older you get the longer the healing process takes.

8 comments:

tb said...

Oh jeez, I can feel your pain. Where were you when you fell? Ugh! I hope it all gets better soon. I guess this means the wedding gift isn't done either. **sigh** the best laid plans, right?

Julia said...

Oh Danielle, you poor girl. I feel your pain living with wobbly ankles, although I'm not in the exact pain that you are...

Julia said...

Oh, I didn't finish... :) I hope your whole body returns to a normal pinkish hue... feel better soon!

Toni said...

Oye vey! Like Tevana, I also feel your pain )o; Getting old sucks...Take care

Christine said...

I hope you are recovering well. The last time I fell, my body hurt for a week. Damn that uneven pavement!!

daniella said...

geez I hope you are sufficiently
recovered to come out tonight? I can't imagine what it must feel like to dislocate your thumb, let alone twist your ankle. Ay! take care!

mehitabel said...

Oh, I feel your pain! I took a fall this week too--on my driveway, which is perfectly flat. I now have multicolored patches everywhere, but at least the "parts" are all functional. Hope you have a quick recovery!

anneland22 said...

I wanna see the horror of the thumb ;). I hope you heal quickly since this is a really rotten time of the year to be out of commision.