Tuesday, June 24, 2014

sometimes life slows you down

I thought I should pop in and say hi and show you what's going to be slowing me down for the summer...sadly.
I have sprained BOTH my ankles...
 I've been spending a lot of time like this lately...being sidelined is really hard for me since I am clearly a busy body type. I have a million things to do daily and I like it that way.
I was up to my usual things just after lunch on Thursday putting up a new umbrella on our new deck, I wanted to move one of our little (35 lb) fire pits over to the dining area off the deck I stepped off the deck and my left ankle gave way rolled popped and then the right foot did the same, I crumbled to the ground and I was convinced both my ankles were broken.
I was able to crawl to the house where my daughter was and she helped me from there. I was able to get to the Dr and have my ankles looked at , my Dr determined they weren't broken but were badly sprained.
Just stay off them, rest and they will get better.
That first couple of days was pretty awful but I am happy to say my ankles are improving slowly but they are improving. I am walking like a toddler which has really slowed me down...my family has been very helpful especially my husband I am so lucky to have him to take care of me.
                                                                                   

 I was able to take part in the grocery shopping thanks to one of those motor carts they have..beep beep.
 I normally have very boney ankles that look nothing like this.
 Be careful when stepping off things especially while carrying heavy things please, or ask for help.
 This was my Saturday...doesn't look too bad...sadly I get bored easily. I am so glad this happened after we completed the fence and deck projects.
I just have to throw in this photo of my 1 year old Mason going back 15 years....I sure miss my babies. My Mom stopped by the other day with a bag of old photos for us to go through. Honestly she was the cutest every mom thinks that.

So if you don't see me posting lots of projects over the next few weeks you will now know why...I guess I'm not going to be painting my bedroom or finishing the dining room any time soon. I am just very lucky they weren't broken.... please be careful out there.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Ouch!! Hang in there, Chris. Seems sprangs take forever to heal. My daughter spranged her ankle last summer and it was weeks before it was good again.

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

Oh Poor you! That is awful. Sometimes there is a wakeup message in life, forcing us to reassess what our priorities truly are; think of all the quality time you will be spending with your family. I hope you heal quickly, Chris.

AntiqueChase said...

Feel better soon!!

Jake's a Girl said...

Bless your heart! This is no way to spend the summer...huh? Let that family take care of you and get some much needed rest. And yes..carrying heavy things alone can be dangerous. I can hear that pop now. *shudder*

I've heard that certain sprains can be worse than breaks actually. I've had both. A broke foot that kept me in a cast for 13-weeks. A terrible sprain that kept me in a boot for 6-months. Killed my hip. :(

Prayers you heal fast and take care of yourself. The pic. of Mason is darling and she is beautiful. Love the little dress.

Kate Crowder said...

Yikes that sounds like it hurt so dang bad... I only sprained one ankle a couple weeks back in a similar way they're no fun. Did you cry when you rolled 'em?

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Aw Chris, I hope you feel better soon! Corona and Arnica...the perfect combo for healing. :)

Chris Kauffman said...

Kate I did cry...

Susan said...

Chris...so sorry!! Yes, I know, it could have been worse, small comfort though.

I'm late (very late) 50's and chubby so I try to be careful. Once I dreamed I fell down stairs and got badly hurt...that whole week, I avoided stairs and steps and anything else. All I could think was, if I get hurt I'm going to miss Keith Urban in concert! (a week later)

Jenna said...

Oh Chris!!! I've sprained my ankles, but never both at the same time! Hope you heal quickly!

Decor Addict said...

You poor thing! I've broken toes, my ankle (twice)and my foot but never hurt both ankles at the same time. Your pics actually made me cringe. I wish you a speedy recovery!!

The pic of your daughter on the other hand is absolutely darling!

frances said...

Oh my gosh. My ankles hurt just looking at your. What a shame. Test up and you will be back at it in no time. Cheers Frances

Katie Edwards said...

BOTH ankles?? Poor you, it look so painful! Take advantage of the excuse to be lazy!

Cynthia said...

I think someones trying to tell you to have some downtime!!! Poor girl.....hope you heal well and soon. Love your patio furniture, can you say where you bought it?

Cindy

Chris Kauffman said...

Cynthia the patio furniture is from Home Outfitters