Saturday, July 30, 2011


Today was the day I discovered that I have a VERY high pain threshold.  How do I know?  I broke my leg this morning.

Went for a hike with a friend.  We were maybe 10 minutes in, still near the road, when I hit a patch of loose sand.  One foot went one way, the other went another...and I heard a pop.  Oops! 

I tried to set weight on it and realized that No, that was NOT a good idea.  So, we flagged down a passing bicyclist who got the ranger, who brought along the local fire department for assistance.  They pulled me to my good foot, I threw my arms around two of them and we hobbled up to the road.  The head fireman said, "Wow!  You're so calm!"  "Well, that's because it's not really hurting yet...and really, freaking out doesn't do anyone any good, right?"

They quickly checked me out and then allowed my friend to drive me down the hill to the county hospital where they discovered that yes, I had broken both lower leg bones in my right leg.   They had to set my leg two times before they got it right and the most I did was to calmly state,  "Ouch.  That hurts."  LOL  So yeah, high pain threshold.

I'll need surgery sometime in the next 2 weeks.  *uber sigh* Until then, I'm hobbling around on crutches and depending on my friends to bring me food and run errands and clean my house.  This is hard for me - I hate asking for help - but I will deal with it.  Of course, keep in mind that I'm a single mom of a 4 and 6 year old.  And keep in mind that I don't have insurance AND I'm a freelance writer who's barley making ends meet NOW. 

This is going to me a fun fun FUN 10-12 weeks.  *sigh*  Do me a favor and pray for me and my sanity, 'k?


  1. Ouch! I have 2 kids at home (5 and 2) and can't imagine being on crutches for that long! Get better soon and hope u have lots of help!

  2. Oh that is not fun at all. Sorry to hear about your leg.

    Hang in there!



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