So we didn't get another snow day unfortunately for me. While I was scrapping my car off this morning I fell and fractured my ankle in two places. I drug myself through the snow to get to my purse and called Mike on my cell phone. He was thankfully off with a snow day and inside the house. It seemed like hours but I was probably only in the snow for less than 10 minutes. I'm still having flash backs of the helpless feeling I had as I laid there not knowing what to do . No one could see me from the road or if they could they didn't bother to stop and help. If I had been out there for much longer I quite possibly would have gotten frost bite, it was almost below freezing this morning.
He got me into my car and because it's my left leg we decided the quickest thing to do was for me to drive myself to the ER. The nurses said it was one of the first times they had seen someone with a fracture drive themselves to the hospital. The only other option was to call 911 and who knows how long that would have taken. When we got there it was already filling up with emergency situations because of the ice and cold. We were the first to get x-rays and got in and out in less than 3 hours which is pretty fast for this ER. I had to listen to a meth addict in the waiting room tell me about how she pulls her own teeth out with pliers but she couldn't get one this morning because it was in the back. I guess things could be worse.
Because it is fractured in two places I will probably have to have surgery to set it. That is going to be a total nightmare. My Mom will likely have to come up and help as Mike won't be able to take off to stay home with me that many days. I go in on Monday to see the ortho surgeon. I'm already dreading the getting in and out of the car.
Mike did go get me a fold up wheelchair which was only $150. Hopefully we'll be able to sell it on Craigslist when this is all over. It will help me get around the house easier and will hopefully allow me to go back to work in a few weeks. I can put it in my trunk and when I get there I can call security to come and help me get into the building. We'll see how long it takes to get to that point. With all the extra weight I'm dragging around right now it could take longer.
He also got a wireless router so that I can lay here on the couch and stay connected. This will definitely help keep me sane. I will have time to get a lot of knitting done. Thankfully my hobbies are pretty low impact so I can continue to do them unlike some people. I will really have to watch myself to make sure I don't end up in a major Depression.
The pain is really bad tonight but they gave me Vicodin which helps numb the pain somewhat. I'd really appreciate any positive thoughts or prayers if you do that sort of thing you could send my way. I've never asked before but I feel like I need it now more than ever.
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