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I are smrt

I was at the park yesterday with Julian. No matter how old you are, you're never too old to fall off playground equipment.

Fourteen x-rays later, it seems that I did not break either leg or either ankle. I did sprain my left knee (the one I had surgery on a few years ago) and my right ankle. Hooray! I am big boned!

It's going to take up to 6 weeks to heal, and I have to follow up with an orthopedist. More importantly, I need to now go buy a house without stairs. Stairs suck.

*EDIT* I attempted to descend a large piece of equipment where I am not small enough to slide down the slide. So, I tried to go down the ladder...but ended up putting my foot through where a bar should have been and ended up upside down, hanging by my calves and ankle.

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cellio
Jul. 28th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Ouch!

Would crutches help you with the stairs? It's not a perfect solution, as you've cleverly damaged joints on both legs, but if you could take the weight off of whichever is worse, or trade off, or something, would that help? It sure beats doing the stairs on your butt.
estherchaya
Jul. 28th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
GOOD HEAVENS NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

The last time he was on crutches (after his knee surgery), he threw his back out and he was out of work for three weeks (in addition to the two weeks that he was out for his knee surgery!).

Back AWAY from the crutches!

(he's really doing FINE on the stairs. He just takes them slowly)
cellio
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Whoops. Sorry; I didn't know he wasn't cleared for assistive devices.