Sometimes when crazy things happen in our family as they seem to do, I just have to laugh. Last night was no exception.
If you’re counting…in the last few months, we’ve had two Momma Jane hospital visits, each with week long stays each annnnd one husband ER visit. (read about it here) I feel like May and June were a big fat blur. Thankfully Mom seemed to start doing better in July and by the time August started last week, we really seemed like we were over the rough spell. Yesterday started out great too. I went to my favorite hair salon Vis-A-Vis The Salon where I’ve gone for 13 years and was very excited about my new shorter do that I got. I came home, was sort of flitting around with my new bouncy hair and no more skunk roots and was having a great day. Then last night, while our daughters were taking shower and my hubster Eric texted me, “can you please come into the laundry room?” I have to honestly and embarrassingly admit, that I thought that was code for a little husband/wife “quality time” while the girls were getting ready for bed. HA HA No, really. So when I headed upstairs to go to the laundry room, while I was walking up the stairs, yes you read correctly, UP the stairs, I tripped and fell. I fell UP the stairs!!! WHO falls UP the stairs??!!! I knew something bad happened because I couldn’t move. It was like my foot was paralyzed. It was awful. I instantly yelled for Eric who I thought was “in the laundry room” and it turns out he was. He was up in the attic off the laundry room so he couldn’t hear me. I yelled and yelled trying to remain calm because I didn’t want the girls to hear me yelling in a panic. He finally came down from the attic to find me on the stairs sobbing.
I couldn’t walk so he helped me up and them went back in the attic to get his old crutches for me. He thought maybe I just sprained my foot at first so we iced it. I couldn’t stop crying and the pain just kept getting worse so we decided to go to the ER. Thankfully Momma Jane has been feeling better so we thought it would take less energy for her to take me to the hospital than to stay home with the girls and get them to bed. Ha. Parents, you know how crazy bedtime can be! So Momma Jane drove me to the hospital in my pj’s and low and behold, I broke my foot. I have never EVER broken anything before. Crazy huh?! Ironically a few months ago, I even wrote about this great mom-owned company called Cast Coverz which has cast covers, crutches and accessories and I had even mentioned in that post that I had never broken anything before but I would know where to go if I did. I was telling the Dr’s and nurses all about Cast Covers last night saying I couldn’t wait to get some stylish accessories for my new foot cast. The nurses were so amazing and kind last night and laughing at how silly I was being about breaking my first bone. I mean my mom and I were taking selfies and laughing the whole time. I told them I envisioned going home and crawling into bed and channeling my inner Sigourney Weaver from the movie Working Girl when she broke her leg. If you saw the movie, you know what I am talking about. It’s one of my faves.
However I didn’t know a couple of important things. #1. How painful a broken bone really is. I passed on the prescription pain medicines last night because I haaaaate taking pain meds and boy did I pay for it. I spent allll of last night awake, writhing in pain, crying the whole night. Soooo needless to say when I get over to see the Orthopedic Doctor today, I will be getting some pain medication. #2. I cannot use crutches gracefully. Like at all. My husband said he’s never seen anything like it. I’m all over the place. I am a youtube viral video waiting to happen. I mean I always knew I was pretty uncoordinated but goodness gracious, I look like a hot mess hobbling around on crutches. Thank you God for the new chair with wheels that we ordered for Momma Jane for Disney arrived and I am using that to wheel around the house for now.
Speaking of Momma Jane, we are taking her to Walt Disney World to celebrate her birthday Labor Day weekend and attend our first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The FIRST question I asked the Dr was if I would be able to do Disney in three weeks. She said I could but I would probably be in a boot. Meh. Mom then said that we didn’t need to go. To which I replied, “say whaaaaaaaaat??!! Ummm, no. I have worked so hard to get our Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween costumes together for the party and made all sorts of fun birthday plans to celebrate mom, there is no WAY we are not going on this trip. I mean I have been counting down the days for crying out loud. I mean, the kids have. lol
So big decisions to make… do I special order a CastCover to go with my Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas costume for the Halloween party or maybe order a red, black and white CastCover alá Minnie Mouse to wear for the remainder of our trip or…both. HA!
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