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Saturday, January 5

A Really Fast Ride

 On December 20th, I had the fastest ride of my life. I went up these stairs after dark...about 7:30 pm and when I tried to come back down, my foot slipped on a crooked step. There was no light on and it was raining and the stairs were slippery.
 Here is a view from the side. I think it took me about 3 to five seconds to come down those stairs...all two stories of them.
 At first I thought I'd broken my ankle, but I picked myself up, hobbled to the gate, got in the van and made it the block and a half home. Getting out of the van was a bit of a problem but the worst was getting up the 3 steps onto the porch. I had to half crawl to make it.
 This is my swollen ankle. There are a couple of different pictures.
 That night, nothing was too sore except the ankle, but the next morning was a different story. I had a black butt, I couldn't walk and my foot was really swollen.
Hubby took me to Urgent Care and they took x-rays. As far as they could tell, there were no bones broken. The doctor on call told me she was amazed that a 63 year old woman had fell down that many stairs and didn't have a broken bone. 

I've been in excruciating pain since that time. Christmas was kind of a bummer. I was in a lot of pain and couldn't stay at my daughter's long. I came home, took pain killers and had a nap, which made us late to dinner at our friend's. Since then I haven't been out of the house except to visit the family doctor. She's ordered more pain killers and more x-rays because things aren't getting better. 

So that's what I've been up to for the last two weeks. Not fun. I have a high tolerance for pain and have never experienced this kind of pain in my lifetime. Childbirth and heart bypass surgery was easier. 

11 comments:

  1. I read about this on facebook, but seeing the pictures really shows how awful going down those stairs was. Glad things are improving - praying you heal quickly!

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  2. great way to end the old year and begin the new. Get all the bad stuff out of the way all at once! Hope you are feeling stronger soon...thank God for pain killers!

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  3. My goodness am I glad you were not hurt worse. I too have a high tolerance for pain and the fact that you have felt so bad makes me wonder if your were really checked as thoroughly as you should have been. Take care and "bless you little heart".

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  4. Oh Mary, that was a heck of a way to fall. Hope that you get to feeling more yourself very, very soon.

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  5. That's quite a fall. I hadn't realized that it was that great.

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  6. How scary for you, Mary! I'm so sorry you're in such pain and hoping the doctors will be able to figure out why you're not healing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. So scary... hope you soon get some pain relief... So thankful it wasn't worse..

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  9. Hope you will feel better soon.

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  10. Oh my goodness, that's allot of stairs. You are very fortunate not to have REALLY broken someone or got killed.
    Thanks to the for that.

    The tailbone thing is another story, so sorry for that pain!

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