Freedom Express & Tahoe

Freedom Express & Tahoe

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Broken ankle & a chink in the plans

In the blink of an eye, snap, 1 broken ankle.

This was my week end to work - one out of every 9 weeks. Not so bad. But this was not a good one. I finished up my shift, getting ready to close out the day, cash out and turned to put papers on the desk. The body turns one way and the ankle rolls sideways. SNAP!!  I catch myself mid fall. Since I work in a Drs. Office, it should be ok, but the docs already gone. I drive myself to the hospital, they take an  X-ray confirm it's BROKEN.  It's immobilized for now, I'm on crutches til I see the orthopedist and see what the next step will be.

Now I'm leaving for a weeks' vacation at the end of the month with friends to St. Marten's. The beach, and some R & R (which now I'll really need). But I'm still going. I may have to make some adjustments along the way, but we'll deal with it. My biggest concern now - is it a clean break? Just healing and stay off of it for 6 weeks or will I need surgery. If so, that will cause a chink in the plans since it's only 3 weeks away and it takes time to get these kind of things scheduled & executed.  

I hope to stay on course for my travels beginning early 2014. Fortunately it's my left foot. I can still drive since  I have automatic shift. 

Stay safe, fellow bloggers. I hope to meet you down the highway.


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