Friday, September 26, 2014

Did this week really happen???

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.


1 comment:

  1. I do hope you are feeling better and next week is without mishap. Would your lab club like some copies of The Book of Barkley to share? Let me know and I'll mail a few copies on me as your friend. I've supplied a couple to the dog clubs around here with a card from Lab Rescue so people will think more about lab adoption.

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