Tuesday, August 19, 2008

623 - It runs in the family

Yesterday was a very busy day. As soon as I dropped all four kids off at all their different locations I quickly headed to Jefferson school, Emmajoy's school, my third grader, to help with explaining the rules of different area of the school. Halls, playground, cafeteria, buses, etc. Well, my area was the playground.

The teacher or other helper would call out the rule and then the other assistant would go demonstrate the wrong way of doing it THEN we would have a student come and correct us. It was an awesome plan.....................until!!!

There is a yellow line in the playground that the kids are not suppose to go past. On the other side of one area of the playground is a kind of iron gate or fence kind of thing. It was protecting a drop off where the basement windows are located. As i climbed up on the iron railing I had a quick thought of it would be funny if i pretended to fall off by jumping back. It was all a very fast, spontaneous thought.............I was thinking it was a 3 foot drop off, but it turned out to be about 5.5 to 6 ft. drop.

When i "fell" back and landed I knew something had happened. But I knew the kids were watching and I had more "stunts" to do. My immediate thought was that I have just crushed my ankles. But I was able to spring back up and hobble over to the rest of the kids and teachers. I knew I had sprang my ankles, but I didn't know how bad.

So as I left the school that morning - 9:30am - I was hurting. I picked up my preschooler and headed to my 1st graders school to help with lunch. I helped for about 30 minutes and then the pain starting getting so bad. Finally I told my friend I had to go, the pain was killing me so bad that I wanted to throw up. I got the sweats and all. Elleigh and I headed or hobbled to the car trying to figure out what I was going to do next.

I called Courtney, my OT friend, and asked to come see her and Tom the PT business partner. Tom knew immediately I needed help and x-rays. So after some arranging my life, kids, and school things my father in law and I headed to Evansville to see a doctor... This is how I came home.

Yep - that is right - 2 boots!!! I was thinking it was just one foot that was bad. But as i put my feet on the x-ray table the lady said, "honey, we have got to do them both. This one is really swollen too." I consented. Turns out that the foot that didn't hurt that bad had a chipped/fractured bone and the other one was severely sprang. She said it would really have been better if i had broken them both. Oh well - sorry to disappoint.

A lot of things were to start this week - school, tennis practice, all sorts of stuff. But the most disappointing to me was not being able to go to San Antonio to meet Beth Moore and all my blogging friends!!! I am sooooooooooooooo sad!!! If i could I would, but I just can't........I don't think.

If someone would just draw a picture of me and then give it to Beth to hold and take a picture. That way I would have officially met her and taken a picture together. hee hee (Trying to find anything to laugh about right now.)

Well, I go back to the doctor on Thursday to see an ankle specialist. Until then I am not suppose to put any pressure on the feet - or walk..........ummmmmm........my house is 3 stories, I have 4 kids, Clay comes home tonight, and this is just crazy.

So how does this run in the family??? About 3 years ago, maybe less, my brother fell out of tree while making a tree house for his kids and mangled - much worse than my ankles - his wrists! Both wrists!!! Surgery, pins, and the whole nine yards. Anyway - I hope you have a wonderful day. I am so incredibly thankful for the Olympics!! Mom, Dad - I will be fine! Really my heart is what hurts the most about this weekend... All is well! I love you!

28 comments:

Dori said...

OH. MY. WORD! Well, one thing is for sure...you strive for excellence in everything you do because one ankle just wouldn't do, would it? :)

I'm so sorry about Texas. I'm sorry about your ankles. I'm sorry about this season of life.

But if it makes you feel any better, you look absolutely darling positioned on your couch with your new "friends" and a smile on your face to boot...no pun intended!

Love you,
Dori

Irritable Mother said...

Oh Leigh,
I saw your update on Facebook that you were laying around because you just broke both of your ankles. And even though you wrote NO JOKE, I thought, "She has got to be kidding!"
Don't know what God has in mind for you and your changed plans, but I know He doesn't waste anything. Don't be sad. He'll make it great!
Love you,
Karen

Anonymous said...

Only you could make those boots look good!

I will be praying for you... I am so sorry you don't get to go to TX.... I pray your dream of meeting Beth turns out bigger than what you would have encountered in TX.

Habakuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for the appointed time;It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay

Love you! CarterB

Teresa said...

Oh my! Oh my! I'm searching for words here, girl..oh my! OH MY! I thought my broke toe last week was bad...just think this will be good for the children to learn to help more around the house...I will be praying you might can still go this weekend..(sure wish you were flying out of Nashville and I'd take your tickets...:)
love you!
Teresa
PS: you look like a stinking model!!!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

OH my gosh! I can't believe you do your own stunts. Looks like you should hire someone next time!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Natalie - if i had a BFF like yours she would have done the stunt for me!!!!!!!!! but nope!! not here!!
hee hee

love, Leigh

Sue Cramer said...

Oh girl, I'm so sorry...looks like both of us will be missing San Antonio!
I'll bring chips, salsa and some chocolate filled ice-cream...we'll forget all about it!! (sure wish I really could :)

Hugs,
Sue

fuzzytop said...

Leigh - This is TERRIBLE!!! I am so sorry you are not going to be there in SA, as I was looking forward to seeing you again.... I remembered the only time I have ever "met" you in person was in the Men's room at Deeper Still in Nashville - too weird...LOL!!!

I am just bummed.... simply bummed...

Hugs,
Adrienne

Leah said...

Well, at least you LOOK good in your new boots!!

We will sooo miss you in San Antonio!! Praying for you and the healing of your ankles!!

Leah

Amanda said...

Oh Leigh. I cannot believe this has happened to you! I'm so sorry! At least you are pretty dang cute in your boots. When you said your house is 3 stories and you couldn't walk, I thought you might be better off in San Antonio with us. Just let the girls push you around in a wheelchair and cater to your every need! Seriously though, I know you are in a lot of pain and flying might exacerbate that. But we will miss you! I hope your healing process is as quick as possible.
Love and blessings,
Amanda

ocean mommy said...

Oh My! I am so sorry!!! I was so looking forward to hugging your neck! Girl....maybe we should take turns calling you on our cellphones so you can worship with us!

I'm praying for you and asking God to give you an extra special word this weekend....

steph.

ocean mommy said...

Oh My! I am so sorry!!! I was so looking forward to hugging your neck! Girl....maybe we should take turns calling you on our cellphones so you can worship with us!

I'm praying for you and asking God to give you an extra special word this weekend....

steph.

Lindsee said...

Leigh!! I am just throwing a little fit over here that I am not going to get to hug your neck. Seriously!! That is so sad. But, I totally agree with Amanda's comment, just let us cater to you all weekend! :)

I am so praying for a quick healing for you, and know that you will be so very missed!!

But, also know that you look precious on that couch of yours. You are lookin' way cute in those boots!!

Many hugs and MUCH love your way!

Lindsee

Lindsee said...

Leigh!! I am just throwing a little fit over here that I am not going to get to hug your neck. Seriously!! That is so sad. But, I totally agree with Amanda's comment, just let us cater to you all weekend! :)

I am so praying for a quick healing for you, and know that you will be so very missed!!

But, also know that you look precious on that couch of yours. You are lookin' way cute in those boots!!

Many hugs and MUCH love your way!

Lindsee

Tisha said...

Leigh - Oh my goodness!!! I so don't want to laugh, and I know it hurt and I hate that you are missing SA, but knowing you as long as I have, I have to chuckle a little, the explanation just killed me.

I told the girls and they said, Oh mom, if that were you I would have just died!!! hahahaha

Love ya!!

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

Oh no! Sorry about you not being able to go to Texas. I will be praying for you!

Fran said...

Ask the Dr on Thursday and see what they say...a wheelchair seems like a good gig to me! ;) You might get all sorts of VIP treatment. Ask him ok???

Praying for you. I can't even imagine. Quick healing Lord!
Love,
Fran

Shonda said...

Leigh,
I vote with Fran about asking the doctor about the wheelchair thing. You'd get to board the plane first, etc. etc. Plenty of volunteers to help you out in San Antonio. I looked forward to meeting you.

I'll be praying for your healing.

connorcolesmom said...

Oh Leigh!!
I am still in denial that you will not be there this weekend - UGH!

I told my hubby about your incidnet yesterday and he was like me -"she did WHAT?!"

Man I am praying for you dear friend

WE will miss you
Kim

JenB said...

OH MY WORD! I was scrolling down because I haven't read the post about SJ yet and when I got the the first picture I said WHAT??? and quickly scrolled back up. I am so sorry! I'd totally bring you dinner if you were still here! I think it would just get cold if I tried now. Oh that really stinks! And I'm not being very encouraging at all! I'll pray you heal quickly!

ocean mommy said...

Still praying! And I volunteer to push that wheelchair if the Dr. says you can come! :)

Hang in there...
steph.

Melinda said...

I just read your comment on the LPM blog - OH NOOOOOOOO!!! Our very first Siesta spotlight and you're not going to be there?? I'm SO SORRY!!

Please know that I'm lifting you up right now, as I would be crying while singing "The Joy of the Lord is My Strength"!

WE WILL MISS YOU!!! Feel Better!

Holly said...

Oh Leigh! (Hey that sounds like HOLY--Oh, Leigh, Oh Leigh, Oh Leigh!) Sorry...trying to make you laugh.

I wish you could still come. I will wheel you around to places. Really I will. Email me and I'll give you my number, if you decide to do this. I really, really wanted to meet you.

I hope you email or call!
Love,
holly

Profbaugh said...

Oh Leigh. . . really?? I saw your message on facebook and immediately came here. Oh my!! You poor thing. Know that I'll be praying for and I'll miss ya big time in SA. I was looking forward to seeing my Southern Illinois buddy. Take care, my friend. I've got you back in prayer.

Much love,
~Cheryl

Toknowhim said...

As almost everyone said... You look absolutely adorable on the couch with your boots :)

I know you must be so disappointed, but you have a great attitude about the whole situation.

Blessings sweet one as you heal...

Kim

Joyful said...

So that's how it happened! Oh my goodness! Well, at least you have a smile on your face.

My Mom broke her pelvis two weeks ago and she is laid up for another 6-8 weeks while it heals. She's not allowed to leave the house, so I have been practically living at my parents helping out, running errands and preparing meals. Sounds like you've had some amazing 'earth angels" helping you.

Praying for a speedy recovery,
Joy

Edie said...

I came by from Alene's blog. My goodness I can't belive you kept walking after that. (I have a cousin like that.) I love your picture with the smiling face even in your disappointment. You have a great attitude. Lifted you up for healing and encouragement. God Bless!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

hey girls - just wanted to let you know that I am having a blog giveaway week!! Come back each day for a new prize. See you here!! Love, Leigh