Sunday, January 27, 2013
Good grief! If it isn't one thing, it's another! I had just started to get myself back into a routine after my last MIA episode. It took a couple months to recover from that accident but at least I could walk. It was difficult with hubby working out of town during the week and coming home on weekends. He was little help in the kitchen.
Well, since my most recent accident, December 22nd, he has been extremely helpful. He stayed home to take care of me. I couldn't do anything for myself at first. It's now been five weeks and I am able to walk (sort of) again and can prepare meals if I don't stand for too long.
So, what happened this time? I was going down the basement stairs to take a shower (geting ready for the annual family get-together) when I missed a step. Actually, I missed FOUR steps! Luckily, hubby was home and heard my screams of agony. It was awhile before I could get up and could not walk up the stairs at all. I had to go backwards on my butt and lift myself up one step at a time. Nobody could touch me, anywhere! Though my left foot took the brunt of the fall when I landed on it, I fell into the wall at the bottom, hitting it with my right side and my right leg also hit some of the stairs as I fell. At least that's what I figure from the bruising; it was too fast to actually remember anything. Two hairline fractures in the foot, badly sprained and bruised muscles as well. So, the local hospital is getting to know me quite intimately :P
Anyway, I had the cast and crutches and have been unable to do much of anything for several weeks. The crutches just about killed my hands and made it difficult to work. I did not miss ANY work because of this. So, I'm finally walking under my own steam at home, but still cannot wear a shoe so have to wear the cast when I leave the house. I can now finally bend. I tried using the dumbbells but my hands hurt too much and I couldn't do any floor exercises because I wouldn't be able to get back up again. But now, I think I can start to get back on track and look forward to feeling better!