Multitasking Is Not Always a Good Thing

Hello all! It’s been quite a long time since I have really blogged about anything, on any of my sites. I’ve become very invested in maintaining fansites and working on Screencapped.net that I haven’t really found the time to blog, and haven’t really thought I had anything to blog about.

Well, this last weekend, on Saturday afternoon, I was letting our dog Dakota back inside, and to get from the outside into the house, you have to go through the garage. There are two steps from the garage floor to the door to the outside. As Dakota came inside, I was messing on my phone, looking at Facebook, and somehow I missed a step coming back into the garage. My left foot hit a step or the ground funny (I can’t quite remember as it happened so fast), twisted, I heard a crack, I tried to catch myself with my other foot, but that one rolled as well. The right ankle cracked as well, but thankfully nothing more happened with that one. However, I fell straight to the ground, just missing the car inside the garage with my head. I started screaming bloody murder. I felt like my foot got cut off at the ankle. I was certain it had gotten broken. I’ve never broken a bone in my life, but I was sure this was finally it.

My husband John came running into the garage asking what happened. All I could do was scream that I thought I broke my ankle. I eventually calmed down enough to stop screaming, but then started crying. Just bawling. I couldn’t believe how stupid I had been. All because I was playing on my damn phone. He helped me to my feet and I hobbled inside. I laid down on the couch downstairs and John put ice on my ankle. I told him I wanted to go to the hospital because I wanted to know if it was actually broken or just a sprain. To top it all off, I was supposed to be going to work in a couple of hours.

I called work and let them know I more than likely wouldn’t be able to work and that I was going to the hospital. At the hospital I was told it was a severe sprain and I had a navicular fracture. I was given crutches and the “space boot” as the doctors called it, and am now currently still waiting to get a referral to see orthopedics. Yesterday I noticed the ankle really had swollen up, but today I am noticing that it doesn’t hurt as much as the last few days. I can actually put a little bit of pressure on it as well.

I’m still humiliated and feel so stupid for missing one damn little step, but I will definitely think twice about walking down or up stairs while messing on the phone!

 

4 comments on “Multitasking Is Not Always a Good Thing”

  1. Monika says:

    I hope you feel better, Courtney!

    I know you’re mad and it hurts, but I just couldn’t help smiling at you being so embarrassed about how you broke your foot! It’s actually really cute that you think it’s stupid, but I can assure you that most broken bones come from people doing something silly or trying to do million things at once http://crazy.cordy.nu/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/Naughty.png

    I twisted my ankle once, because I wanted to prove my brother and his little friends I could do some random kung-fu jump. I was 8 and couldn’t walk for 2 weeks. And then the other time I actually managed to break my knee. You don’t even want to know how I did that, but I can just tell you it involved an icy street and boots on heels. But I flew on a plane with a broken knee to get surgery in my home country, because I lived abroad at the time.

    And I love the new layout, very bright and pretty http://crazy.cordy.nu/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/Heart.png, my favorite haha!

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  3. Michelle says:

    Don’t feel so bad. I tripped over a step a few years back and ended up fracturing my leg, and spraining my ankle. I couldn’t walk for several months and when I could, I had to wear that space boot, too. Don’t get so down on yourself. It happens. It will heal in no time, like mine did. Just takes time.

    1. Courtney says:

      oh no! That sounds horrible!

      and, yes, it will get better! I just started physical therapy to get my range of motion back, but it’s already been good to walk on for a couples weeks now :)

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