Election day I tripped and fell over onto a slate floor. Chipped the right kneecap and sprained the left ankle. Luckily I still had my mother’s walker. And so now I hobble about the house trying not to put too much weight on either of my legs.
In order to spend as little time as possible on my feet, I’ve moved my base of operations out to the kitchen. Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and condition, towels and washcloths, computer and iPhone. Kleenex, Nuprin and … other crap. It’s not the most comfortable room in the house. No big comfy sofa and it’s on the shady side of the house. Brrr. But that’s where the food it. I was bedridden once with double pneumonia and my dear sweet hubby decided that meant I didn’t need any food or drink. And he couldn’t hear my cries because the kitchen is on the opposite end of the house.
I meant to post this link on Veteran’s Day. My friend Duke Miller’s latest collection of prose poems. He’s a veteran of unknown wars whose victims aren’t often counted. I edited the book and designed the cover. Click here to win a copy.
Anyway, I will miss long shuffles through the falling leaves. But I might actually get to my long list of TBRs.
29 thoughts on “No way to start the season”
Chipped a kneecap? Yeowser.
It is a yeowser. The knee is one giant bruise. It’s ugly!
Ouch! Sorry to hear you’re laid up, but I’m impressed with your move to the kitchen idea. My husband is the worst nurse ever… I may have to try that next time I’m down for the count.
Luckily we’re not having holidays at our house because Joel’s not into cleaning either.
Good idea to move to where the food is. I hope you heal quickly and get back on your feet soon.
So sorry to hear you’re on the shuffling-wounded list. Best wishes for a speedy recovery or at least a move to a more comfy room.
And don’t worry about depending on the husband for sustenance— that’s what the Goddess made UberEats for. (They bring milkshakes. Nuff said. )
Thanks Barb. I stuffed myself and then moved to a comfy chair in the sun. A milkshake does sound like an excellent idea!
Oh dear! Hope you’re back on your feet and leaping and dancing around soon.
Dancing may be a while off! I’ll settle with getting up and down the stairs!
Oh! That sounds so painful, I hope you pick up soon 💜💜🙂
Maybe forget to cook for hubby…. Bless you made me smile… Men! Bless them!💜
Hi. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.
Oh hon, so sorry to hear it. Hope you recover soon. Keep us posted, ok?
Thanks Bojana – will do!
Oh this is so lousy and I’m sorry and I cannot imagine how I’d handle it. However there’s always something good going on in the kitchen so brilliant idea to recuperate there.
I know – the holidays are stressful enough, right?
UGH! So sorry. I don’t know what I would do if I were injured like that. I guess I would camp out on the sofa, near the bathroom and kitchen, but we live in a townhouse with no shower or tub downstairs, so it wouldn’t be fun. My husband is attentive when I need help, but he goes in to an office, so I’d be mostly on my own.
As long as there’s a toilet! I’ve been sponge bathing in the kitchen sink – luckily it’s huge and has one of those long hoses.
I fell hard and got a small crack in my shoulder bone that hurt for a few years. Not a lot, just when I would put my arm in certain positions. I hope your chipped bone is not at all like that. But mostly it was fine. Is fine.
I can imagine that would be very difficult! My only problem is getting around but I can do things with my upper body.
Oh dear, Jan, how very unfortunate. Your comments about your hubby did make me laugh though. Get better soon 🤗
Thanks Robbie – yeah I had all kinds of plans for Christmas so we’ll see.
Very sorry about your fall. I hope you recover soon. A sprained ankle normally takes a week or so… 🙏🏻
Oh Jan, how awful for you, I am sorry. Getting closer to the kitchen and (probably) bathroom is the greatest idea…I’ve been there and it suffices, but oh what a miserable time. That’s a really sweet photo of your feet. I hope you heal quickly….
Thanks Jet! My Santa socks were the only ones that fit over my swollen foot! I’m a bit of a mess right now. Left foot is in a one of those boots. Right leg is in a brace. I suppose they’re necessary but boy are my legs sore.
Aw, Jan, I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you can rest and take this time to read (for fun)! Wishing you speedy recovery before all the leaves fall. Take care! 🙂
You are 2 weeks into healing. I hope it’s going well!
Best wishes, J.T.!
Thanks Resa – you can call me Jan!
Jan!!! Thank you!