What a week. As most of you know, I fell Tuesday night because Morgan tugged too hard on her leash, I wouldn't let go, so I went tumbling to the ground seriously injuring my right knee. The pain was beyond description.
It hasn't been an easy week. But there have been a lot of bright spots and even times I laughed.
Try getting in and out of the drivers seat of your car with your right leg unable to bend. Same thing with the shower. For the last three days I have gotten around with a leg brace and crutches. Oh, my God, the very sound of that word "crutches" can turn me into a monster.
But let's look at the things that wouldn't have happened had it not been for this unfortunate AND painful experience. Somebody wrote on my facebook page, "That's how I became treasurer of our dog club, the former treasurer had a LAB ACCIDENT so I took her place." Now that made me laugh, in spite of my pain and depression at being reduced to walking at a crawl. So I was walking down the hall at work. Someone saw me with my crutches and the gloomy look on my face. "OMG! What happened to you???"
"I had a lab accident!" I responded.
"But you don't work in the lab!"
I never explained!
Someone else in my facebook family posted a beautiful picture of the Erie Canal in Fairport (a suburb of Rochester). Just looking at that picture made me think of all the times I have paddled or ridden my bike along the canal. So I commented with, "I'd love to be paddling down there now, but I'm not sure how my brace and my boat would get along."
Leslie, never at a loss for a quick response, replied, "With proper counseling, I think they would get along just fine!"
A parking lot attendant at work pulled up beside me with a van. "Ma'am, would you like a ride into the building?" I thanked him graciously but told him getting in and out of a car was too much of a hassle, so I would walk.
Thank you to all who have offered help. Most of you I turned down. I have a really strong independence streak!
And so life goes on, in good times and bad.
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