Thursday, September 08, 2011

Painfully Quiet

The past seven days I have not ventured out beyond my door except for two doctor appointments.  It has been a painfully quiet week of elevating and icing my swollen and bruised ankle.  Finally this morning I decided that if my ankle hasn't healed in a week, then maybe, maybe, I ought to have my doctor have a look at it.
Incredibly, I was able to get in immediately to see the doctor because of a cancellation.  And just as incredibly, a friend was available to zip over, pick me up and take me to the doctor's office.  I am so thankful for

1. a timely appointment and

2. friend in need who is a friend indeed

Immediately, I was sent to the x-ray lab and now I am awaiting the results.  Maybe, maybe my ankle is broken, but maybe maybe it's 'just' a sprain.  I see that I was wise to call the doctor.

However, the entire week was not lost in a morass of pain and pain-killing pill popping.  While I was doing all that elevating and icing, I also spent my days working on lesson plans and

3. I am as finished as I can be at the beginning of a school year.  When I was bored with that, I played around on my laptop,  learning some new tricks, organizing files and deleting others that I no longer need.

Through all the hopping, crawling, grimacing and learning to handle the neighbor's borrowed crutches,

4. my wonderful and patient husband has waited on me, washed dishes, cooked meals and done laundry, all while he was working his own very full teaching schedule.

5.  Mostly I am so very thankful that his position provides health care for us so that when mishaps happen, we can simply pick up the phone and call the doctor.

That was my painfully dull and quiet week here at Willow's Cottage.  It was a week to be reminded to be careful what you wish for.  I had wanted a quiet week at home to focus on the essentials.  It seems I got just that.

Thanks to Susanne for providing a venue for posting Friday Fave Five every week!

Added later:  the diagnosis is 'severe pain sprain', so now I'm just waiting until Monday afternoon to see what further measures need to be taken.

Also, like Ellen, I am having problems posting on many blogs.  If you wonder why I haven't been around to read your FFF or other posts, I have been.  Unfortunately, whenever I submit my comment, I'm rejected.

19 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Ouch. I'd read last week that you'd sprained the ankle, but didn't know it was causing so much pain. Glad for all your fives, Willow. Hope you get results soon.

Kathie said...

Oh dear - your poor ankle!! I have a friend here who did the same by falling down the stairs. I'm glad you were able to get into the doctor so quickly and that your sweet friend was available to drive - thank You Lord! I hope the doctor is able to give you some relief soon. And God bless your hubby for being such a sweet comfort to you.

Hope you're on the mend soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you are "grounded" for awhile. Having those helpers so available and willing is a great blessing. I hope this week brings measurable relief! Mary

Tracy said...

Oh, no... Hoping very much your ankle will be feeling better soon. So sorry you've had such discomfort and pain... Be taking good care. :o) ((HUGS))

Lisa notes... said...

So glad you were able to get a doctor’s appointment. Praying for a quick recovery and for relief from the pain. :-( Such a blessing that you had such wonderful help this week!

Hazel said...

I hope your ankle heals completely soon. Being careful what to wish for is something I learned recently; think I got more than what I wanted. Ouch too.

ellen b. said...

Oh dear that ankle really sounds bad. Inquiring minds want to know if it's "just" a wowzer of a sprain or broken...
I'm glad you got in to see the doctor. Continuing prayer for relief and healing!!

Susanne said...

I'm grimacing for you! Thank God for friends who can drop everything and come when we need them. Such a blessing. I hope I'm a friend like that. And what a gift your hubby has been to you this week too.

Jerralea said...

Often we DO get what we wish for - just not always in the way we expected!

I'm glad you are able to see the up side of a quiet week at home. Here's hoping that you are up and around quickly!

Bethany Hissong said...

I hope it's not broken. It may just be a really bad sprain. Just think how thankful you will be when you can walk normally again! Do you have any knitting projects you're working on now?

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

I hope you've heard by now the status on your ankle. I guess no matter whether it's broken or badly sprained the prescription is the same - elevate and ice for at least another week.

Health care is a blessing to be grateful for. I don't have it and sometimes I worry that something big will happen.

Awesome that you were able to get things done despite the pain.

I pray that this next week is full of quick healing and some more productivity.

Jientje said...

Ouch ouch, I hope that ankle of yours gets better soon!

Carrie said...

Well, that definitely doesn't sound like a way that *I* would want to spend my week, but I'm very glad you had friends to help and were able to get some stuff done, regardless. It always helps to feel at least a little productive. Hopefully your ankle is on the mend!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

I hope this next week will not be so painful or dull, and that your ankle will respond to the treatment you've been giving it, speedily! Your Professor is quite a guy to take such good care of you too. Hope the news from the doctor is as good as it possibly can be in the circumstances.

Barbara H. said...

Ouch! I am glad you got to the doctor. Whether sprained or broken, I hope it heals quickly and well. Glad you had some productive things to do while having to sit with foot elevated. Wonderful that you got in to the dr. on short notice and had a friend available to take you there and a hubby to help at home.

snoopydog said...

Oh dear. Hope you are soon on the mend Willow. At least it gve you 'captive time' to plan lessons. That's what I should be doing now ;-) Ros

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm sorry your poor ankle is still hurting you. I'm glad it isn't broken, and I hope it's better soon.
I love how you picked out the bright spots and focused on them.
Getting the lesson plans done must have been a good feeling.
Take care, and feel good!
-Catherine

Elizabeth said...

Poor you! sending love and healing thoughts your way. Do hope you feel better soon.

M.Kate said...

Hello Kak Willow, I hope that ankle heals well and soon :) It's wonderful to read all your postings and yes, sometimes...its a problem to leave messages, I experience that too. Take care..hugs/MK