Bust a leg

Because life isn’t complicated enough, I decided to add a little spice. So on Saturday, I stood up a bit too fast and found myself falling into a heap on the floor before I had gotten a safe hold of the chair in front of me. Sudden blood pressure loss can be a blast, I’m sure; but landing with your full body weight on the outside of your twisted ankle is not a good idea.

I waited for a day before going to the hospital; where I had to sit and weight for eight hours in the “E.R.” (good thing it wasn’t serious..); I was told by a nurse that if I gave up waiting, I could always take a walk home since I didn’t live very far away (!). Once the x-ray was done, I wasn’t allowed to move even one foot (pun intended) by myself. So I was admitted and scheduled for emergency surgery. What fun!

Today I was released from the hospital with a fabulous cast and a bag of painkillers. The cast is (hopefully) coming off together with the stitches in three weeks, then I’ll have some sort of less supportive cast for another three weeks, followed by a three week rehab period. Nine weeks for a damn blood pressure drop – give me a break!

Well, I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit at home and get bored.. since I don’t need to move my foot very much at work, I figure I’ll be better off trying to get back into forward gear as soon as possible. Getting to and from the coffee machine will be a bit of a problem though, since I’m on crutches for the next six weeks.

I wonder if there are any Aikido techniques for crutches.. hmm..

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