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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

K is for KLUTZ

Yeppers! I am a klutz - 100% certified now!
You know how bad things seems to happen in three's?  Well, my third "bad thing" is a doozie!  Shall we start at the beginning, though?

Okay, my daughter got married August 18th and I had a bad fall.  Well, I didn't think it was "that" bad - more embarrassing than anything else.  What happened was that my left high heel got stuck in the grass while my right heel slipped on a metal cover plate (plumbing I assume) and off I went - landed on my right hip and shoulder and my right ankle turned a bit.  Pulling my dress down to hide everything, I jumped up assuring everyone I was fine and carried on.

About 2 weeks later, I'm at the dog park with Tegan.  She was playing with another dog when they suddenly started to get a bit too rough.  So, as I was trying to get the leash on her, both dogs got under my feet and I started to go over.  Fearing another fall, I put my right leg out to catch myself (successfully) but felt my lower back on the right side go "riiiiiiiiiiiiip" - Sh*t!!!  I could hardly make it back to the car and ended up lying flat on the floor for two days until I could limp around a bit.

So the third thing???  It's a doozie alright!  I'm walking through the front door (actually it was open!) when my left foot caught the sill and over I went again!  I landed on my left knee while my right leg flew through the air and my right ankle caught the edge of the cement part. I actually heard it snap!  And off we went to emergency.

After two separate x-rays, I was informed that I had two fractures, but one appeared to be about a month old.  What?  That was probably the fall at the wedding - but I felt no pain then!  This time, I did!  On came the lovely big black inflatable boot and out came the crutches.  I also may have to see an orthopedic surgeon to check if I need pins!  Oh, lucky me!

The only positive I can think of is that it happened just in time for K week, so I could use the word "klutz" and really mean it!   Also, Lorne is well enough now to look after ME for a change and he has been so kind.  He has also broken an ankle in the past so knows what it's like.  He brings me my meals, the newspaper, drinks, pain pills, and whatever book I'm reading at the time.  Two weeks without putting weight on my foot seems such a long time....but perhaps the time will fly by.

In the meantime, be sure to give kudos to the kittenish Mrs. Nesbitt for creating ABC Wednesday and to the keen Roger, our administrator.  Also, don't forget about the knowledgeable team of assistants who give kicking reviews to your posts.

Isn't this just a killer fashion look? lol  I deserve a pedicure after this is all over and done with!

PS:  Just heard today (Tuesday) I have to see the orthopedic surgeon on Friday!

27 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, Leslie, I saw a pic in passing on FB, but I didn't know the real story. Feel better.
Klutz is a great Yiddish word.

ROG, ABC Wednesday

Liz said...

Very fetching! Glad that Lorne is fit enough to tend for you now! Make the most of resting and try not to be too keen to get up and about again. I thought my ankle was fine now but it's puffed up a bit again today so I'm going to take more care. Just in case!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, Leslie, you have been in the wars! Glad Lorne can look after you. Lots of love from Sicily. x

Carver said...

I'm so sorry about your injuries. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Hildred said...

Oh dear, oh dear, - I am so sorry about your accidents Leslie, - you will be out of commission and not vulnerable to a fourth, and it is good to know that Lorne is recovering and able to look after you. A good choice of words, but I really don't think you are a 'klutz' - stuff just happens!

photowannabe said...

Okay...that's going a bit far just to have a story for the letter K!
Really, I am so sorry for your injuries but thankful Lorne is well enough to help you.
Prayers for a quick recovery.

Trubes said...

'Kould' you be called 'Kalamity' Jane, Leslie ?

Joking apart, do rest and get your poor ankle better soon.
Thinking of you, love to Lorne, Ian sends his love too,

Di..xxx

Jesh St Germain said...

Ouch! Sorry, you have to go through this! Unfortunately I know this boot - the night before Christmas my daughter managed to break two toes, so on came this boot (that probably hurt her even more, because she's very intent on looking trendy:) )

ewok1993 said...

that is no fun at all. do you need surgery or are they just going to heal itself naturally?

take care.

Leovi said...

Go! caidad I think that you pursue! Take care a lot! I hope he recovers soon!

ChrisJ said...

So sorry to hear of your falls. Hope you heal quickly.

Jama said...

Wishing you speedy recovery!

magiceye said...

awww tough luck! Get well sooon!!

lotusleaf said...

I'm sorry about your falls and broken bones. Wish you speedy recovery.

Reader Wil said...

Oh Leslie, how annoying! I do hope that you will recover soon!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Leslie , oh my word , you definitely have been in the wars.. I cannot believe that you actually had a fracture and did not feel it ,, ouch ,,not sure how that happens , as you know I broke mine in 3 places ,, so glad that Lorne is well enough to look after you . Hope it all heals soon xoxo

Joy said...

Now that is definitely accident prone. As my physiotherapist said, "its just the way you are made". That statement is supposed to cheer you up! Hope you don't have to have anything too drastic for surgery and set airport security systems off.

Ann said...

Oh my Leslie, you have really been through the trials lately. So glad hubby can take care of you now, just don't do anything silly and take care so you will be up walking the trails with the doggy soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my grandson.
Ann

Powell River Books said...

Oh my! But at least the threes are through for you. Now you can put the klutzy feeling behind you. - Margy

Beverley Baird said...

I really hate this phrase but -- that really sucks!
The only bright spot - you can read a lot! Take care. Hope the surgeon's apt goes well.
(btw - are you on goodreads? I am - and have actually won 5 books so far! and I can keep track of what I read)

Norma Ruttan said...

oh, my! what a series of bad falls. I hope that surgery will fix your bones and you will be on the mend soon.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

thanks so much for your comments on my blog, I really appreciated them...oh no, I hope the bones mend quickly and you get back on your feet soon. take care.

Ercotravels said...

Thanks for the visit

Ercotravels said...

Thanks for the visit

Indrani said...

So sorry to know about this! Wish you a speedy recovery!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I hope you will recover soon.

MJ said...

Oh hugs xoxo I only know the pains you are enduring. ♥♥ Please get well and know I'm thinking about you. ♥