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Friday, January 04, 2008

Because Murphy is an Asshole

So, remember that cake walk that 2008 was going to be? Yeah. Well, that was before I fell down the stairs yesterday. And broke my ankle in 3 places. Also, before the surgery I'm likely to have to have next week to put all my broken bits back together.

I was holding Nat, but I thankfully fell on my butt. So, she stayed in my arms, the problem was that my huge ass landed on my poor defenseless ankle. Not good.

So, after I looked down and saw that my foot was pointing in a way it shouldn't, I had to get myself and Nat off the stairs and too some sort of safety. Safety in this case was the dog bed because it was close and at my level...aka...the floor. I crawled to the phone to call Jim. He called 911 and got them on their way while a friend came to get Nat, all the while I am crying and moaning in agony waiting for them all to arrive.

Long story short, I got a ride in an ambulance while Nat got to learn how to drink formula from a bottle. Thankfully, her ordeal went better than mine. She's eating well while I get the narcotics they gave me yesterday flushed out of my system. I do not recommend realigning a joint without drugs...even though mine didn't work well at all. The drugs that is, the realigning went okay.

So, 3 fractures and a dislocation later, we came home to go to the Orthopede this morning. We are hoping that the cast stretching from my toes to my crotch will keep everything aligned well enough to make surgery unnecessary, but we're not holding our breath.

In short, it hurts like a mother f-er. My mom is on her way from the other side of the damn world. My husband is frantically trying to do everything he never has to do...including feed the kids, change diapers and get up in the night for feedings. Oh, and build giagantic casinos from the privacy of our living room.

Thank God for Jim. He's been amazing. Really. My hero.

15 Comments:

  • At 12:23 PM , Blogger Catherine said...

    Oh my gosh! Is there anything I can do to help?

    I'm so glad Natalie is ok...and so sorry you're not. Quite honestly, this makes my ankle hurt to think about (and I only had a small fracture).

    Please take care of yourself!

     
  • At 12:51 PM , Blogger Kathy McC said...

    You poor thing! Please let me know if you need anything. I am only a few hours away...

     
  • At 2:46 PM , Blogger Rosepetal said...

    Oh! I'm so sorry - what a disaster! So glad Natalie is okay. Hope you heal as quickly as possible.

     
  • At 3:34 PM , Blogger Jill said...

    Oh Michelle, you poor thing! What a nightmare. Glad Nat is ok but I wish you'd come out of it a bit better. Hope you heal fast and that the pain subsides quickly :(

     
  • At 3:53 PM , Blogger Sunny said...

    BIG hugs!!!

     
  • At 5:27 PM , Blogger pithydithy said...

    Oh, hon, that's terrible! Big hugs to you and Jim both and I hope that you're feeling less pain soon. Coping with a baby and little girl while lame is going to be really hard! I'm thinking of you!

     
  • At 7:33 PM , Blogger formerteacher said...

    Oh, that's so awful! It must be so hard taking care of the girls while you are in pain. I'm thinking of you.

     
  • At 7:15 AM , Blogger kate said...

    Wow, that's awful! I wish there was something i could do for you...sending big hugs!

     
  • At 11:31 AM , Blogger Julie said...

    OMG I am glad Natalie is ok, but so sorry about your ankle. Sending big hugs and hoping you wont need surgery. Hugs!

     
  • At 12:55 PM , Blogger The Nanny said...

    Eek! I'm so sorry! I'm relieved Natalie is okay but wishing you were too. I'm crossing my fingers you won't need the surgery!

     
  • At 3:11 PM , Blogger niobe said...

    How awful! I hope you mend quickly.

     
  • At 10:51 AM , Blogger JMB said...

    Yea that Natalie is OK, boo for you. It just sounds painful, never mind actually having to deal with it. Maybe Gracie can decorate (very, very gently) the cast for you?

    (((Hugs))) to both you and Jim. Any bets that a mountain of appreciation will be coming your way when you're off the DL?

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger Final Score: Girls 3, Boys 0 said...

    Oh my goodness, Michelle! I am so sorry!! How scary to fall with your baby!

    Get well soon!!

     
  • At 7:40 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

    Ouch! I am glad that Nat survived the fall OK.

     
  • At 5:45 AM , Blogger mah-meeee said...

    oh geeze... i have been preoccupied with a new baby and have been missing what's happening to the blogs i follow! so sorry to hear about your fall and thank goodness nat is fine. good luck with your recovery!

     

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