Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just Call Me Oompa Loompa

Happy Tuesday everyone!  First, thank you to all my wonderful customers for the overwhelming response to my Spring Birds. :-)  I am so thrilled so many of you liked them too.  You can still order if you would like.  They can be found on my website www.gettysburghomestead.org  I had a slight hiccup with Paypal, but I have it fixed now... I think. lol

Second of all, does it seem like I'm accident prone?  What two weeks ago I fell down my steps and hurt my tail bone.  Well, last Wednesday/Thursday while at work I was getting out of the back of my truck and despite holding onto my partner's shoulder my left ankle decided to do a somersault.  I gave it a 10 because as it rolled I fell.  If it wasn't enough falling in front of my partner... oh no... I would fall in front of an audience.  My patient and a couple nurses at the facility we were at. Talk about embarrassing.  They also heard the same snap I heard and felt.  The pain was out of this world.  I still got up helped lower our cot and got the patient inside the facility.  In the meantime, I felt my ankle instantly swell and the pain was so nauseating I had to sit down and drink water for a few minutes.  Our next trip was taking me to the ER at 4:30 in the morning.  I am a horrible patient let me tell you. LOL.  A couple of x rays later a really cute doctor looking at my ugly foot it was confirmed nothing was broken just a lot of soft tissue swelling and a nasty sprain.  I got to choose what type of a brace I wanted and I went for the Ace wrap and have been using it for the last few days.

WARNING: graphic ankle pictures.  Remember, unlike TV, I was actually hurt while filming this LOLOLOLOLOL

Day 1


Day 2
Day 4 

This last picture was at work yesterday.  I did not take any time off of work.  The occupational health doctor I saw Friday couldn't believe I didn't want to be off.  He kept asking me if I was sure. LOL  I said it's just a sprain.  I'll wrap it and I wear boots at work so why wouldn't I go back?

So today while I'm home, working on my bird orders, I'll try to keep it up and hopefully the last of the swelling will go away.  Have a great day!



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8 comments:

Sheila said...

You are one tough cookie! You sure are sporting a colorful foot.......hope you heal quickly Mary, and I do believe that EMT/Paramedic's are the WORST patients!!! I was surprised when my hubby was recovering from the ruptured brain aneurysm, that he was a horrible patient-the staff at Univ of Utah even agreed!
The birds are lovely and I'm not surprised you have many orders for them.
I've been bitten by the "punch needle" bug thanks to you and another gal showing off projects! ♥ it, now to find more patterns.
Have a great day~

Primlish ♥ said...

WOW, that looks painful! So glad you are feeling better!

jennifer768 said...

Ouch! That is so painful looking,you are one tough lady.Hope that you are soon back to normal.Be blessed,Jen

marly said...

JUST a sprain??? They are usually worse than a break! I hope it heals quicker than expected.

annie said...

mary, that looks terrible!!
when I was a kid, 6th grade, I did that, and fell down a flight of concrete steps at school, to this day, it still bothers me, sometimes A lot!!! hope yours heals quickly, blessings!

Carla from The River said...

:-(
That looks so bad. My goodness. I am praying for you.
Heal quick and 100%!

Jessica said...

Wow I didn't know an ankle could swell like that! You poor thing. I can't believe you went to work like that! ouch! lol

I've sprained my left ankle three different times. I'm so nervous with it when it's rainy or snowy. It also aches a little when the seasons change.

ohiofarmgirl said...

That is just terrible and it looks so painful. You are a tough cookie to keep going to work, boots or not!
Dianntha