Saturday, February 02, 2013

Hobbled This Week

I woke up a week ago Saturday and could barely walk, having strange pains and soreness in my left foot.  Several years ago I woke up with a wobble in my ankle, but this time it's somewhere completely different.  As I have an blame my mother for that inherited fear of doctor's appointments, I am going to wait it out a bit longer. If I gut it out and actually move for a while, it starts to feel better.  Yay, Zumba.  I should really try Barb's golf ball thing.  Does anyone near me have a golf ball?  I could use the cat's toy lighty-uppy ball if I could find it under the couch.

Frank has been exceptionally kind and in addition to making dinner last night using leftovers, oh that boy of mine does shine, he has also entertained me this week with a marathon of Star Wars videotapes.  Yes, the tapes.  The tapes that are now collectors items since George Lucas changed his stories. Frank and I are of the HAN SHOT FIRST school and we saw it.  Must archive those tapes!

Ernest came home from a bike ride today, also hobbled after a fall on his right side.  The damage was largely to his middle finger, which has a small chip fracture.  He's splinted and looks like he's flipping the bird.  We do have the greatest ER here. We have a small town wait (almost none!) but it's a branch of a big town hospital so we get those advantages too.

He's hoping that the bushes he plowed through were raspberry rather than poison oak.  I think that's wishful thinking; he'd be a lot more scratched if they were berries. I know nothing about poison oak except to wash the clothing right away.  He says it's best to shower in cooler water.  Hot water spreads it more.  Brrrrrrr.

He's also hoping he's not splinted too long as it will interfere with the sax.  Frank tried to console him with, "you could probably still play guitar" but Ernest said "I play sax way better than I play guitar."

Um...I don't have a video of him playing guitar.  Which he plays just fine, by the way. But I do have the sax video which I shall re-embed here again BECAUSE I CAN!  And I'm too lazy to wait another 90 minutes to upload a different one. Besides, this is my favorite.

Well, we'll know more about the finger after another appointment this coming week.


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I know hobbled, and it's no fun at all. :( Hope yours is just some quirk that works out soon.
Good luck on avoiding the Poison Oak, that is nasty stuff. May Ernest's finger heal quickly!

If the golf ball trick is anything like what I do with my own feet, a racquetball ball works well, too.

Jen said...

Sorry to hear of your hobbling, get unhobbled soon!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the wife and I liked the panther indeed....sorry about his finger, your foot, sheesh! but, well, maybe he gets some badass cred at school, the way he crashed and now everybody gets the bird?

Cassi said...

Bummer about your foot. When my plantar fasciitis was bad, I froze a small bottle of water and rolled it back and forth under my foot --icing and rolling at the same time.

Older kids are a great help though. I'm not sure I could get through grocery shopping without Emma these days!

Becky Brown said...

Oy! I hope you - and Ernest - are unhobbled soon!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Tennis ball under the foot works well, also.

Anonymous said...

It's those little injuries that are the most debilitating sometimes.

Susan said...

Hope you are unhobbled soon!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope it's okay. If nothing else, you should be doing ibuprofen 800mg three times a day for a few days.

Glad you are getting some TLC.

Glennis said...

Plantar fasciatis maybe? Stretches, ice, ibuprofen and insoles.