Monday, February 7, 2011

I Am Not At All Happy…

I was on my way out to run an errand this afternoon.

A bunch of snow had slid off the porch roof and landed on the sidewalk.

So as I stepped down and over the snow…

my left foot slid… left

I went down on my right knee…

while my left leg was still headed left…

a direction it isn’t suppose to go…

then it popped…

and I knew at that point I was pretty well screwed… pardon my language.

I pulled my left leg back in front of me and then laid back on the sidewalk… hoping I’d just wake up in bed and it would have just been a bad dream.

I didn’t, it wasn’t… I tried to stand up and found that I could not put any weight on my left leg.  So I called my neighbor to come over with her cane and help me.  She came and after sliding my hinny along the side walk to her car she took me to the ER.

Nice thing about small towns is the ER’s aren’t usually too busy.  I am back home with something to immobilize my knee/leg, a pair of crutches and a phone number to make an appointment with an orthopedic Dr. tomorrow.  Hopefully I can get in on Wed to see someone to find out just how much I screwed up my ACL.

If I wake up tomorrow and figure out it’s been a dream… I’ll let ya know.

I’ve got my fingers crossed… because I can’t cross my legs…

7 comments:

gailss said...

Oh Cheryl.....this does not sound good. I will cross my fingers and legs and hope the news is good.
Gail

Angela Huffman said...

Did they do an xray? Is anything broken? OUCH!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, Cheryl, I'm so sorry. Hope it's not a major "fix" in store for you and that it's all healed up soon. {{{{HUGS}}}} Eve in GA

Anonymous said...

Cheryl,
You don't have time for this! One wrong move on ice and you're in trouble. Hope is is just a bad sprain and you'll be up and at it soon.
Jayne

Judy said...

Oh no Cheryl!! Sure wish it were a bad dream. I am hoping it's and easy fix and nothing major.

KASEYSMOM65 said...

OH NO!!! Girl you are way too busy for this nonsense. Tell the Doctor that.."Way too busy, things to do, fix it quick." Surely he'll give you special treatment. Seriously, I hope you aren't in awful pain my dear. Good luck with the ortho.

Greenmare said...

oh no!!!! oh this darn darn winter! you poor thing! would a mug rug cheer you up? I think I will have one more after those 13 get in the mail........