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October 16th, 2006
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Finally taking a day off

I banged my foot, stumbling over stuff in Q's room this weekend, setting me back pain-wise almost three weeks--and no doubt, healing-wise nearly as much.  It's so frustrating to be worried that each hill or flight of stairs--or even an obstacle on the floor--might reach out and grab me.  Gravity is always on.  Doubly so with crutches.  Having an immobilized ankle is also something like when your leg goes completely numb.  You can't do anything with it--but it's still there to get in the way.  I just got tangled up in a power cord when I tried to get more comfortable on the couch which will be my "nest" today.  Ordinarily, you'd barely even notice such a thing.  After all, it's just a flip of the ankle, and you are free.

I'm occupying the great room so I don't have to go up and down stairs for food breaks.  If it gets warm enough, I may go out on the deck and sit in the Air Chair with my leg up.

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From:alcinoe
Date:October 16th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Gravity is not gentle. I hope that you feel better soon.
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From:happypete
Date:October 16th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)

thanks...

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this is nearly the first day that I've actually just taken off..even thought I'm unable to do much useful work, the weekends are still full of running around on errands, soccer games, appointments, etc.
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From:polydad
Date:October 16th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
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Elevation is good, yes. Usually ice, also. I doubt you actually set yourself back three weeks of healing, although I don't doubt that it felt like it. Last time I had to deal with such an injury was '78, when I became near-intimately familiar with the 47 steps down from Platform Four in Newark Penn Station. THe half-mile walk to campus *from* the station was nothing; I'm faster on crutches than I am on foot, if no steps are involved.

Feel better; we're cheering for you.

best,

Joel
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From:andrew_jp_reyes
Date:October 16th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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::hugs::

Broken limbs are the bite.
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From:dcseain
Date:October 16th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
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I banged my foot, stumbling over stuff in Q's room this weekend, setting me back pain-wise almost three weeks--and no doubt, healing-wise nearly as much.

More like healing-wise at least as much. Foot injuries are awful for healing, and very easily delayed in healing or worsened.
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From:dcseain
Date:October 16th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, didn't mean to go total nag on you.
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