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The Worst Thing Today

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 2:48 am

socks + carpet = disaster

This morning my left foot slid out from under me. Felt fine until mid to late afternoon. Then ankle got steadily worse. A few hours and a trip to the hospital's urgent care department later I have a diagnosis of a bad sprain, and I have to stay off of it for a few days. That will be easier when I get the crutches tomorrow.

I'm not used to this level of pain in my ankle/foot/shooting up to my knee, but at least I've kept my streak of non-breakage intact.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 3:35 am

hope it heals soon but in the mean time it's a great excuse to sit comfy all day with a good book :}

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 5:10 am

Sorry to hear that, LH.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 10:25 am

Ooooh, I bet that's painful, LH. Hope your ankle gets better soon.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 12:01 pm

Hope you're back on both feet soon.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 12:54 pm

it's been four weeks and still I have no job. Unemployment was denied so I have to appeal it but in the mean time I'm trying to just find somekind of part time work and there is none to be had.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 5:55 pm

Love: hope your foot feels better soon!

Nona: hope you find a job soon!

White thoughts and huggles to you both!

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Chatterbox
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Postby Chatterbox » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 9:37 pm

LH, ouch -- but do stay off it, please.... I didn't listen and ended up with a stress fracture (and an ankle the size of my upper thigh that took a month to fit back into a shoe...)

feel better soon!!

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 10:37 pm

17 applications yesterday and another 13 today, surely something should come out of all those apps.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 10:55 pm

Years ago when I was 16 I was babysitting, and I made the mistake of running around with the kid on the linoleum floor in my socks, I slipped, I heard a crack. Nothing like having to call the parents and my own mother, and having to be taken to the doctor that night (they had to open the clinic for me).

Got it X-rayed. Doctor said he had good news and bad news. My foot wasn't broken (good news), but I wasn't going to get any taller (bad news).

The problem was I hurt my foot in August (or July, if I remember correctly) and it was still bothering me in Oct and for a long time afterwards I'd have pain in it now and then. I was told that sometimes they can't see stress fractures in X-rays, and I may have had one of those.

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