Casts are just cool – crutches on the other hand are another story
The family went on a fishing trip…the fishing rod was ready, the bait was wriggling and the weather was just perfect…so what went wrong?
First, we all piled onto the boat, all 7 of us – my parents are visiting from Dubai. I had cooked a casserole, and we were all ready with our ice box to get the perfect pike. I had read all about where to cast the line, where to stand, where to wait and how to reel the fish. Everyone was up at 6:00 a.m. and off we went.
First we ate the chips, then the candy, then the trail mix, next we had water, then we ate the casserole, after that we had fruit, then ice cream – but no fish…where had they all gone to?
So we decided to go back and get more bait…the boat needed to be docked, I would jump and pull her in. I jumped, and the boat moved…I didn’t fall into the water, I whacked my foot into the dock!!! OUCH doesn’t cover the agony. Thankfully my 13 year old son, for once away from his iPod helped me up and I hobbled to the car. Since my parents were visiting, I hobbled here, I hobbled there, I hobbled everywhere for two weeks. My mom made me go to the doctor and I ended up in a cast, not just any cast, but a cast that required me to use crutches.
Now mastering the crutch walk is hard, looks easy but it is deceptively hard and painful on the load bearing leg. I hobbled into the car okay…but hobbling out I fell face first into the parking lot. Thankfully my front teeth are already broken, so no loss there. A kind woman explained to me in Chinese how to use crutches properly. No, I do not speak, read or understand any dialect of Chinese, but I thought she was very kind.
5 things I am thankful for now that I am in a cast – with crutches
1. The crutches
2. My kids who are at my bid and call now
3. My friends who have all pitched in – I will not have to leave the house for the next 4 weeks
4. Frozen food in my fridge
There are lots of more things…but really WiFi keeps me sane…esp. that there will never be another Twilight movie sequel/prequel/episode /series for eternity