Monday, April 30, 2007

Hazard to Myself

There we were... at the bowling alley. 

Edit: (I forgot to say that this happened on Thursday last week... before I knew that the falling was not my brain!)

Kathy could not convince little J to put on the bowling shoes.  He was horrified and only wanted his shoes.  Hey, it's not like I blame him.

So, I headed back to the counter to speak to the manager about allowing him to bowl in sneakers.  I mean, c'mon, he's just 4, right?

And, then it happened.  I stepped down with my left foot and was already coming up with my right foot when my whole left side gave out.   Ankle twisted as my leg wouldn't respond, and my left arm wouldn't help me stop myself either.

I fairly quickly, but not fast enough got my right arm up, and was able to at least break the fall against the counter, but my right wrist got scraped, and smooshed and bruised with all my weight being thrust against it and the counter.

The manager fussed and I tried to recover.  Shoe problem sorted out I limped/stumbled awkwardly back to Kathy and all the kids.

Smile on my face, greeted the horror on Kathy's and I told her, 'I am fine, just a little twist of the ankle, and I bumped my wrist!'  Insert more big smiles here. 

I sent Hammer to get ice for my wrist.  I was ignoring the ankle completely and since my leg was still weak and numb it didn't hurt - a plus right?  My wrist, on my right side which was feeling pain just fine, was really throbbing!

Hammer returned, sans ice, and said that the cafe lady has to report the incident, and then will bring ice and forms.  Yay.  So, the ice arrived with the assistant manager, and he filled out forms.  I signed. 

I guess it was in caseI wanted to sue.

They got to the line, any medical issues to report, I said no.  I mean, please... the line was this long ______________ .  I would need pages and pages of space!  LOL

Anyhow, then, Kathy follows me and the assistant manager when I had to show them 'exactly' how it happened.  I said I turned my ankle on the mat. 

Not true, but I didn't want the kids or Kathy or anyone worrying. 

So, I thought I was very smooth when I tried to demonstrate how it all happened. 

Apparently, not.  When I spoke later to Kathy, and admitted the truth, she told me she 'knew it'.  I laughed.  She said she figured either a) I was lying (and poorly) to keep her from worrying or b) I really believed that was what happened and was in a sort of denial about it.  LOL

My best friend and sister of my heart knows me so well.

That night, when I finally got off legs, took off my shoes and showed Hubby the ankle, he freaked!  It was bad, really bad.  All kinds of black purple and swollen like a big fat grapefruit.  Pfft... I've had worse.  lol

As you can see, it really is good that I know for sure now that the brain thingy isn't causing my symptoms!

Strings have been pulled at the hospital where my dad works and where they have a first rate MS Center.  I will be seen by their head neurologist on Friday am.  That is a relief.

I spent the day on the phone getting the copies of all my tests from my hospital in NYC put onto cd.  That is the latest thing. 

I also spent a ton of time trying to find an ENT or Neurosurgeon who participates with my insurance who can look at this cyst/tumor brain thingy.  UGH.  No luck so far.  I have given up for today, having reached my quota of stress and frustration. 

If only Dr. McDreamy were real!!!  lol

be well,



coelha said...

oh nooo!!  i'm sorry about your fall!  i can understand why you lied; i would have done the same..  Julie :B

gazker said...

Bloody Hell woman............ What a freaking day!!!! Please keep us all informed how everything is going Dawn.
Much love, Gaz xxx

hsauls said...

Dawn... *sigh*.... I don't even know what to say... where  you see a clutz or a misstep... I see a woman who is so brave to put herself out in the world, to live every moment, to be the best mom she can possibly be... where I would be curled up in an "I'm too sick to do that" ball refusing to move. You are amazing and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Now... email me your address, damnit!

sugarsweet056 said...

i can understand about the fall...with my legs like they are I have to be extra careful that's why the walker or canes. hope your ankle is better soon, give it rest.
also know about trying to find a dr that works with your insurance....grrr
good luck with your tests on fri, will keep you in prayer.
keep us informed.
smooches & prayers,

lindaggeorge said...


It wasn't my fault but I nearly broke my right leg tonight. We were gardening and I was crossing the little wooden bridge when a slat broke and my right foot went through it. I fell to my right side but luckily Mike grabbed me in time and pulled me upright and just stopped me from  breaking my right leg. It still feels like I bent the bone! I think  you and I will be both wearing matching bruises.


sdoscher458 said...

Good lord be careful. You don't need something more on your plate dear. I love the blonde could be me.  I am so stealing your I hate Mondays thing (if its okay with you.) Hang in there you will find your McDreamy....Sandi

tenyearnap said...

I'm glad there were strings to be pulled and you'll be seeing someone this week...before you break something your head or the hand you hold the coffee cup with.
Dr. McDreamy is the guy who brings the coffee. --Cin

klconard1 said...

Oh wow sweetie, I am sorry the fall happened like that but so glad they are expiditing getting you in to see a good neuro.  Maybe this neuro can recommend someone to see about the cyst?  Prayers for you continue.
loving you

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh dear, Dawn, I'm glad this is all going to be taken care of swiftly so you can start your treatments.  Ugh...prayers and more being sent.  HUGS  Chris

psychfun said...

I love the bunny...had to snag that one.

I'm sorry to hear I'm not the only one in pain this week. My lovely herniated disks from Tues are not really going away...more tingling in other areas etc. Ugh.  I'm glad you are getting this checked out. If it is MS...find some Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong classes, my Tai Chi guy has MS & was in really bad shape & now you would never know it! I'll email you!

erarein63 said...

I hate trying to schedule stuff like that, can take up your whole day.  Good that your Dad was able to help you get an appt so quickly.  De ;)

deshelestraci said...

Yes, McDreamy would rush to you assistance in a heart beat!  Too bad he doesn't practice near you!  How scary for you!  I hope you are healing well.

jckfrstross said...

Dawn please becareful! you are as bad as me in falling down lol keeping you in prayer


cherry2sweet2eat said...

i wouldnt have signed s*$#

toonguykc said...

As if I don't worry enough about you as it is!!  (grrrrr)  BE CAREFUL!!  I've never had a hot-looking doctor.  I don't think they exist in the real world.  SIGH


ksgal3133 said...

I hope that your ankle is doing okay...becareful!!
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.


sunnyside46 said...

only you can make a scenario like  that seem funny.
Really be well, Dawn.

thebaabee said...

I agree with Marti,
You have a way of making even the most dreadful experiences seem hilarious.

I hope you are healing.  Good luck with finding a neuro who participates in your insurance.  Even more so with the procedure.  I will be praying for you my friend.  Lu

emabecmar said...

i hope your ankle and wrist are ok. i have you in my thoughts and prayers. (((((hugs)))))))))

rdautumnsage said...

Leave it to you to put a humorous spin on something that obviously hurt like hell.
Be careful dear one, I know you don't want people worrying over you, too late we already do. Keeping you in my prayers on the smoke! (Hugs) Indigo

lurkynat said...

so sorry kiddo! get better

helmswondermom said...

I am so glad you weren't hurt too badly when you fell.  I know that had to have been very frustrating.