Friday, January 11, 2013

Haven't Fallen off the Face of the Earth...

...but I have indeed fallen, and started off 2013 with a nice ankle sprain.  I have suffered many ankle sprains since high school, but, until Saturday night, I had managed to go quite a few years without one.  On Sunday, it hurt so much to walk that I had to miss Mass.  Happily, the ankle was not broken, but apparently, it is arthritic.  So goes the aging process.

There is currently a lot of ice and snow on the ground here, so it's a good thing my father is able to lend me a walker with hand-brakes that had been gathering dust in his garage.  The walker not only gives me confidence over treacherous ground, but also allows me to carry stacks of files around the courthouse, which would have been impossible with crutches.  Plus, when parked at home, it serves as a handy cat perch.

But overall, sprains really stink.  Folks, if you deliver phone books for a living, for the love of God, do not set them directly in front of people's doors.


  1. Oh my gosh!! Sprains are worse than breaks. I sprained my ankle several times and it was the pits.

  2. I guess the only plus to it being a sprain versus a break is that a break would probably mean a cast, and a cast would make me unhappy. I can at least say that this is among the lesser sprains I've suffered. From now on, the holy water font next to my front door will remain full!

  3. I can honestly say Adrienne is right. A fracture is less painful than a sprain.

    I fractured my foot in multiple places as a kid. But I didn't get a cast. I had to use crutches for a few days.

    Later when I was in my 30s I sprained my foot.

    The sprain was mucho worse.

    You have my sympathy and my prayers for a quick recovery and NO MORE sprains. Ever!

  4. Thank you, Lola! I certainly hope for no more sprains!

  5. I will pray for your speedy recovery.

  6. My sympathies- sp[rained my ankle five years ago or so and it still husrts when the rain comes!

    Hope you recover quickly

  7. Thank you, Agnes. I am now walking better, but still have to be careful, especially over the ice and snow we currently have all over the ground.