Saturday, Oct. 9th, Richard and I went to the Catfish Festival with our daughter who was in town to see friends. Being old folks, Richard and I came on home around 10:00 leaving Valerie with friends. We have a mobile home on the back of the land we use for extra company and she and her Chihuahuas (our grandpuppies) were staying over there. I told her I would go over and let them outside to potty when we got home. I did and then played inside with them on the couch and fell asleep til around 1:00 a.m. Then I decided to let them go potty one more time before I came over to my house. Well…….. I stepped into a low spot in the yard and felt my right ankle sort of mush out of place as I fell to the ground. My right shoe was pointing to the right and my leg was pointing to the left, but had not broken the skin thank goodness. There I sat in the wee hours of Sunday morning – 10-10-10 and not lucky for me LOL – so I started screaming as loud as I could and not one neighbor heard me! I finally realized I had to crawl across the lawn and up the steps into the mobile home on my KNEES! When I got to the couch I put my right leg on the coffee table and thought I was in the Twilight Zone! The puppies were all but hugging me and were trying to console me the best they knew how. Richard was asleep at home and I knew the phone would not wake him, but I called it and his cell phone over and over and over and over…… I called Valerie’s cell phone and later found out she was looking for it right at that time. I called our neighbors who had recently moved away, but still in the area, and they rushed over. Right about then the phone finally woke Richard up and he ran thru the woods to me. They said I had to go to the ER and either in a car or ambulance. I chose the ambulance – first time in one! The paramedics were wonderful to me. The ER doctor was wonderful as well as his staff and these people made me comfortable when I could have been freaking out. I had broken the bone on both sides of my ankle and knocked it out of socket or something like that. They put me out for about 10 minutes to pull it back into place and get a splint and bandages thingys on me. Tuesday I saw a foot surgeon and had surgery Wednesday and went home from the hospital Thursday. OMG what an ordeal!! Bless Richard for all his help – he is having to do everything for me. We borrowed a wheelchair and he build a ramp out our front door in one afternoon. It’s not OSHA approved LOL, but it gets me in and out of the house LOL I see the foot dr. this Tuesday and should be able to wear a boot, but not walk on that leg for about 4 weeks. I don’t know anything past that yet. I’ve gone 63 years with NO broken bones – and now I’m paying for bragging about that LOL One lady in the ER asked me if I was dancing WITHOUT a pole LOL LOL LOL
We are buying 2 LaZboy stand up chairs – we are at the point that those will be so helpful to both of us at our ages anyway. I have to hop around on my left leg from the recliner I have now trying to get into the wheelchair! My left leg is NOT my best leg LOL I was being treated for sciatic nerve problems on the left one when this other happened.
I appreciate the well wishes I have already gotten from friends and family. I will try to update this as I find out more from the doctor. Everyone – TAKE CARE!!!! 🙂