A Cast Of One

Yep, my worst fear about this foot injury happened this morning.

Who Wants To Dance?

I’m in this fucking cast for who knows how long. I’m to wear this thing all day with the exception of showering and sleeping. There shall be no exercising, no fun, and there wasn’t event an offer of a handicapped parking hanging tag for when I’m wearing it.

Oh, and the attachment for the right shoe which keeps me level with the cast was not covered by insurance, so I had to out-of-pocket $39 for that.


Forgive me for being a little bit more than angry with Life today.

At least I don’t drive a stick shift and that it’s not on my right foot.


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15 Responses to A Cast Of One

  1. Stacy, this does not change tonight’s dinner plans. By then I shall have reached the “Acceptance” phase and will be ready to enjoy a lovely dinner at The Barrelhouse with you.

  2. Stacy says:

    Grinning! Okay, not at your pain but at your comment because I was just going to ask you if you needed to postpone, but I’m glad you don’t. Hopefully a nice dinner will also help with the acceptance phase!

    In semi-good related news? At least you’re posting photos again…. hahaha 😉 Er… too soon?

  3. Steve says:

    (never too soon!!) Never a better chance than to kick a man when he’s down, and with a boot like that, he won’t catch you! I am truly sorry it has come to this. You need to come up with a good story to back up this injury. Twisted your ankle while saving a puppy from being run over? Tripped a purse snatcher? Landed wrong on the treadmill won’t cut it.

    I got motivated and cut the grass last night- without having to empty the catcher, I did the whole thing in almost an hour and 20. A mulching blade is coming, so that will at least make it look a little nicer.

    Games meeting tonight- whoopee!


  4. You know the worst part is that today’s blog was going to be filled with positive information and discussion about yesterday’s WWDC Keynote (I know, you non-nerds don’t give a shit about that). However, by 8am I was in such a foul mood given this new constraint that I just couldn’t bring myself to write that post.

    I may have to remove the “leveling” clamp on when I go out in public tonight. Though I will walk more like Igor, the damn thing looks like a mountain climber’s clamp on and it makes me feel even more “special.”

  5. Barb says:

    Look on the bright side – at least this will get your foot to heal……..

    Last night I went out & attacked more weeds in the garden – and picked another meals worth of green beans. Those damn weeds do grow like crazy, I’ve managed to keep getting out there ever few days & working on a little section here & there, I’ve kept them somewhat at bay. I actually finally have some tomatoes appearing, I’m sure it will be a while before anything turns red, but the way this spring has been with crazy weather, I’m just glad they are still alive.

  6. I hope that is the case Barb. Seriously, when I landed funny on the treadmill on April 29th I never expected to have it still hurt and thusly put into a walking cast on June 11th.

    This has ruined any plans of cycling any time soon. Somehow I’ve let 2013 go to complete waste in the cycling arena.

  7. Martha says:

    I’ve always been pretty aggressive about treating injuries, maybe too much sometimes but it seems to work for me. Maybe this will force you to take care of it.

    I pick my first tomato last week, I only planted cherry/grape varieties, I never have good luck with the larger ones.

    I pull 3 lawn bags of weed last Friday. Ugh…this wet spring has everything out of control.

    Waiting on the feasibility consultant to come out today. I’m almost ready to give up and try again next spring. At this rate we’ll still be under construction for some of the holidays.

  8. See, I thought that I *was* taking care of it by taking at least two weeks off from doing any exercise. Hell, it was nearly a month before I tried *walking* any distance, and I haven’t attempted jogging since the injury.

    Sure, I could have iced it that whole time, but it’s not like the podiatrist did more than issue a prescription, outfit me with a small pad to wear under my arch, and tell me to “scale back my mileage” before this morning.

  9. Barb says:

    So – off topic – my iPhone (4s) went wacko on saturday & deleted all my phone# contacts. So, I have this backup assistant thing with Verizon, but it only put back maybe half of my phone#s. I think I have most back now (good thing I don’t delete my text messages). I should call Verizon & harass them about the backup service that doesn’t work very well, but I don’t know if I will bother.

  10. Barb says:

    so I did call Verizon, now I have all my contacts twice……. not sure which was better…..

  11. Steve says:

    And on that topic- when I got my phone replaced, I either never backup my contacts or did not restore them properly. If your # is in Faceplant, then I have it, but it not (Paulie, Barb, Martha, et al..) could you text your name, from your phone that you want me to have on file to me (404-932-5085). That’s why I resorted to an email on Sunday, Paulie. Maybe this will work…

    And Allan leave before all the excitement- CNN is reporting a small “expolsion” on Concourse D at Hartsfield. Now all clear…

  12. Barb says:

    yeah – I can’t wait to talk to Allan about that at the airport…. finally some excitement, and he missed out.

    I’ll text you my number (and Allan’s, even though he rarely answers his phone.

  13. Martha says:

    Probably not worth the effort, they’ll say, ‘we’re so sorry you’re having this issue’ then some how blame it on you…

  14. Debbie says:

    So Paulie is there a new diagnosis on your foot? Or is the dr just being more aggressive about treating it?

  15. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The latter, he still doesn’t believe that there is a fracture.

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