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
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.