Monday, February 4, 2008

OUCHhhhh!

Will probably be silent for a few more days:   We walk twice daily.....to become more fit....hummmm. Yesterday, stepping over a large branch in the roadway, apparently my shoe lace got snagged on a smaller twig.  I fell.  HARD....naturally onto both my wrists and a knee. 

I'm right handed.....sadly, that took the brunt.  After a trip to Urgent Care....I'm relieved to know it's not broken, but badly, badly sprained.  Dr. prescribed: 48 hrs. of rest, hands elevated, ice, and pain meds.  (Even with meds....this still HURTS!!  grumble, grumble)

Yes, if you detect discoloration in my fingers.....you are right.  However, as bad as it looks, I'm hoping for fast healing because I leave Sat. for the San Fernando Valley and Camarillo Quilt Guilds.  The good thing is, I'm off kitchen duty for the next few days, but must admit I'm getting bored since I can barely even hold my toothbrush, a needle is impossible!  Typing with one finger is not efficient either.

What's the moral of the story?  Maybe if I was more 'fit', I could lift my legs higher when I need to cross over downed trees!!


6 comments:

JoAnne said...

What a bummer! So sorry to hear you can't stitch - hope it heals fast. JoAnne in TX (met you at TVQG)

Cindy Fitzpatrick said...

Oh dear! You poor thing! Hope you mend quickly -

Cindy

Jackie said...

Miss Mary!

You know, its hard to be graceful and a talented beader and quilter at the same time! Hoping you mend quickly to get back to the fun things you do! Get some arnica gel for hand and fingers to help with bruising! Be careful and watch out for trees! I'm sure a quilt will come from this experience....

Teri said...

Hi Mary,
I'm glad you weren't hurt badly. I feel for you. I caught my foot on something in my living room a couple of weeks ago and fell flat on my face. No bobble just down I went. I didn't have any lasting injuries either. Luckily, I didn't take out my hands! Feel better soon!

Mickey said...

So sorry to read of your injury. I myself took that fall about 10 years ago and landed up with the severly sprained wrist. I am convinced it would of been better if I had broken it. Hang in there, rent some good movies and by all means play it up to dear hubby for nothing else but the "queen treatment!". Take Care.

Janet said...

Hi Mary: Oh dear! Poor you! Good nothing was broken - I broke my hip some years ago and ended with a hip replacement - a real bummer fo my lifestyle but out of it came an interest in hand piecing as I couldn't deal with the sewing machine for a while!! Take care and speedy recovery!!
Janet in cold and yucky coastal Nova Scotia