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I'm broke --- no, not that way....

December 17th, 2009 at 11:26 am

I broke my ankle on Sunday. I broke three bones and had to have surgery. I am held together now with pins and plates. I am not up for too much right now so I will try to keep this short.

I didn't fall on the ice. (EVERYONE asks me this). I fell over my own feet coming down the stairs outside my son's condo and just landed wrong. I will be in a cast for six weeks, and will not go back to work until after Christmas. I am staying at my other son's (he has a house) and was discharged from the hospital yesterday. I will probably stay here through the weekend and then go home and go it alone. If things get tough, though, someone will come and stay with me there a few days more. I'm very lucky that I live on the ground floor and there are no stairs within my apartment.

I am taking it one day at a time and feeling lucky it is not worse. Today I am feeling especially grateful that the side effects on the anesthesia have worn off, so I I'm not so nauseous and dry in the mouth. Little blessings!

Don't worry about me, friends, I will be all right and will check in with you regularly.

8 Responses to “I'm broke --- no, not that way....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You have a positive attitude. I hope you mend very soon. Take care!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh no, so sorry to hear that! Get well soon!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry! I hope you will feel better soon!!

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sorry to hear about the broken ankle. I'm glad you have family to help you. Good luck with going home in a few days. Keep us updated on how you're doing!

  5. fern Says:

    Oh, that's too bad. You're right, it could have been worse. Follow doc's orders and you'll be up and about in no time.

  6. homebody Says:

    Oh dear, I am so sorry. Rest, and rest some more!

  7. campfrugal Says:

    Holy Sh*t. Well, we are glad too hear from you in writing, at least. And, yes, the anesthesia can just be totally sucky. Glad your feeling a little better.

  8. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Oh no! I hope you mend quickly, though. Take care of you!

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