Saturday, October 11, 2008

It is 10:17 a.m. and I am waiting very impatiently for my drugs to kick in.

As of yesterday, I am Sooo Over Crutches (yeah, that didn't take long), and I'm relying on the roll-y chair from my vanity to get around the house; thank GOD 4 1/2 years ago I opted for laminate flooring and tile in the main part of the house.

But in my zeal to Do It All Myself this morning, I pushed too hard across the carpet in the office and half fell out of my chair, onto my bad foot. J is sleeping like the dead across the house and deaf to my pitiful whimpers, so I'm pouting in here, trying to cheer myself up and willing the pain meds to hurry up and kick in because Holy Fucking Nerve Endings And Carpet Burn, Batman.

I am in pain, and kind of humiliated, and mad that I can't just get up and answer my own cell phone, and that I can't bathe myself without assistance, and that I will be on crutches until the 22nd. So I am not in a good place this morning.

4 comments:

zakary said...

I hope you are feeling better today.

If not, you always have the meds!

jamie said...

My own fun crutches stories from freshman year at SFA when I had knee surgery:

1) I had to walk up three flights of stairs to get to my room, and I nearly fell backwards on Chris because I was just so tired by the end of the like 25 minute trek to get me up the damn stairs.

2) I had to walk to class on the crutches, and I rounded a corner on the sidewalk, the end of my crutch sank in the mud, and down I went like a damn tree flat on my ass. I couldn't get up because I couldn't bend my right leg at all, so I just had to sit there until some stranger came to help pick me up.

Plus, no one tells you how bad they make your armpits hurt.

Gin said...

WORD. One would think that extra cushion in that area would help, but not so much - bruised and tender.

Megan said...

Well the thing is, you're not really supposed to crutch around using your armpits, you're only to rest on them. All the actual work is to be done with your forearms and wrists. (I learned this the hard way) You can actually cause nerve damage using your armpits. No one ever shows you how to correctly use crutches, and that is criminal.

I hope you feel better soon!