Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I am the wrong person to be living in a tri-level home.
I have one flight of stairs that are 10 steps high.
10 very narrow steep steps...in my opinion.
While carrying a basket of laundry, on one journey down,
my feet voluntarily slipped out from under me.
I tumbled flopped and crunched right down on my right ankle.
I heard this little "pop" that in turn matched a strange tug.
And my ankle turned into a giant purple grapefruit right before my eyes.

And "yes" I cried a little, pounded the floor with my fist,
said, "crap!" and then crawled to the nearest phone.
"Yes" I immediately applied ice and swiftly elevated it above my heart.
And, "yes" I went to the doctor's and had an x-ray
that told me it was not broken, but could not explain the "pop!"
I am supposed to stay off my feet, keeping my foot elevated,
while the sun is shinning outside.

For a full 2 weeks I had been power walking
and doing quite well, I might add.
My new medicine has been doing wonders and so was I,
...until this :(
I am angry at those stairs and myself for being clumsy
because now I am back on this couch feeling like
all my hard earned energy is going to waste


Vanessa said...

Ouch, Darlene! And just when you were doing so well :(
It must be so frustrating.. but, you know, omething tells me that even though you're laid up with your foot elevated, you're still keeping yourself busy... channelling your energy into other no doubt creative tasks.
I hope it gets better very soon and that it's not too sore.
Healing hugs to you,

Dana and Daisy said...

I'm so sorry! If you want, I will ship Daisy to you so she can sit on your lap and keep you company! I do not make this offer for just anyone!

Mary Timme said...

I detest, loathe and abhor stairs. Really I lived in a tri-level once. Never again. And we had a new puppy! Could it get any worse? Well, yes, we both fell down the set of 7 stairs a couple of times and moving was not a pleasant experience. Up and Down, Up and down. '

I'm so sorry you are hurting. Blast it all!

sweet expressions said...

I am sorry to hear about your ankle
I hope it will heal well and that you will soon be able to get back to your walking routine.


Wanda said...

Oh no, no, no.....

Just when it was looking so good.

Last night our Bible Study in Calm my Anxious Heart said can we be content even when the circumstances don't improve..... I remember your lovely hand outs for these lessons...

Oh Darlene... You sound actually happy... in this post even though it's relating terrible news..

You once again are my hero!!!

Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom

PS....I kissing your little hurt ankle!!

Shaz said...

Hey sweetness I have missed you and I am so dissapointed that I have come to see you all laid up. But I just read your post about Lyrica and was surprised as I have just stopped taking it after 2 months. I could not deal with the side effects even though it helped my pain. I am so glad it is working for you though xxx
Heal soon sweet girl x

Joyful Dreamer said...

So sorry about your ankle! I did that a few months ago and it hurts :( Hope you heal up fast!

Toni said...

Hi Sweetie,

Hope you're up and about soon. Hugs,
Love Toni

LEstes65 said...

Darn those evil stairs! I'm glad it's not broken. Sending my prayers your way.

Love you!!!