Monday, November 10, 2008

Breaking News

You are most likely familiar with the well-known poem that begins. . . .
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

I like the ending of the poem which says . . .
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Well, I'm practicing.

And I don't just mean the background of my blog.



Lovely, isn't it? And I don't even have a fun story to tell.

Walking across the foyer at church on my way into the service yesterday morning, as my left foot completed its normal flexing, I heard a distinct crackle like all of my knuckles had popped at once. As the day went on, the limping and swelling increased, the ability to bear weight decreased, and I decided I better have it checked out. When they say you have a "spiral fracture" in your foot, it sure sounds pretty. But it doesn't feel even remotely that way.

So I'm in a cast for a month and on crutches for a week. Next week I can start putting some weight on it. And that will be a vast improvement. Because you can't carry a cup of coffee (or anything else!) with crutches.

Meanwhile, I'm rethinking the need to read the book on Brokenness that I started last week.

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13 comments:

Deb said...

Oh I feel your pain, I hate crutches!! My daughter has a purple cast on also, and crutches for 6 weeks, I will keep you in my prayers.

BP said...

OH NO! That's terrible. I hope you are able to take it easy. I'll say a prayer for you.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

So sorry Linda! The purple is fab though :)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Crutches are the invention of a sick and twisted person. I have used more than my fair share of them, and I will be praying for armpit strength and balance!

At least your cast is a cool color...

Xandra

~~Deby said...

ouch.....the color is good though...looks like lots of reading time.
Deby

sara said...

Great color of purple!! Isn't it great you can get colors now? Praying for quick healing!

Rachel said...

OUCH! Praying for a speedy recovery! Jewel tones are in this season!!!

Kay said...

Ouch! I broke my foot two years ago and was non weight bearing for 8 weeks. I used a scooter made for that purpose. I propped my knee on the 'seat' and it had a little basket in front. (I could go fast in Target LOL) I hate crutches too. They scare me. I hope you're back to weight bearing soon!

(I wanted hot pink for mine, but all they had was white.)

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh no! I love the purple, though! :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Walking across a room?! Really!!! Bother!!!! Hope you heal quickly!!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I do not understand how this happened. Have you had your bone density checked? My son jumped off of our sofa when he was two and got a spiral break--not good, Lid. What is going on in your bones?

Natalie said...

Ouch Ouch Ouch!! I am so sorry to read about this!!

Julie Stiles Mills said...

I'm with 2nd cup of coffee on this one! What did the doc say about your bones and/or the cause of this?

Whatever the answer - BUMMER. And to "curl up" with a good book doesn't even look possible. :(