Whine Time

The day before we were planning to leave for our vacation in the Grand Canyon and points west, I slipped off the front step.

I can't imagine how I fell on this well-executed mishmash.
I can’t imagine how I fell on this well-executed mishmash.

My left foot slid sideways off the step and I spun around and wound up laid out on the ground.

That is a badly swollen ankle.
That is a badly swollen ankle.

My right ankle took the brunt of the fall and swelled up immediately.

I was hoping I was OK since I could squeeze both boots on.
I was hoping I was OK since I could squeeze both boots on.

I was hoping it was sprained but when the pain was still excruciating the next morning Charlie took me to our local urgent care facility called “Ouch”.

My fracture occurred in the red area in the picture.
My fracture occurred in the red area in the picture.

After an examination and x-ray it was determined that my right fibula was fractured and my left ankle sprained.

A walking boot should make me eligible for a wheelchair at the airport.
A walking boot should make me eligible for a wheelchair at the airport.

They gave me a walking boot, a CD of the x-ray for my orthopaedist, a pain med prescription, and best wishes for a nice trip.

To sooth myself I munched on a bag of dried mango.
To sooth myself I munched on a bag of dried mango.

I munched on dried mango to comfort myself.

Do you think this will put a cramp in my mule ride?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

10 thoughts on “Whine Time”

  1. Oh no! This is definitely going to make some things a lot more difficult, but I have faith that you will persevere. Have fun out there, but stay safe! I gasped when I saw the picture of your foot. It looks painful. 😦

    1. My foot looks much worse now because the whole thing is swollen and purple. And it is definitely painful. And I will persevere. Thanks for your support. Jo

  2. Oh no!! I’m so sorry this happened to you, Jo! I can’t imagine getting around the Grand Canyon in a boot. Are you still doing the mule ride? I hope the grandeur of the canyon takes your blues away–or at least distracts you. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

  3. OH NO!!! You poor thing!!! that looks and sounds so painful… the timing couldn’t have been worse 😦 Glad to hear you’re managing, but I’m sure it’s putting a big damper on your trip. Bleh! Wishing you strong healing thoughts for the remainder of your trip and beyond!

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