Monday, July 25, 2011

Taking a break . . . literally. . .

Friday I was on a daycare field trip at a place called Bounce Mania. It is full of those inflatable bounce houses. There was one that was an obstacle course. I had been going through them all week. I fell off a rung of the ladder going to the top of the slide which was about 5-6 feet in the air. I fell backwards onto a landing area feet first. Let's just say that the sound I heard I hope to never hear again. I knew immediately my leg was broken.

I was transported to the hospital in an EMS and was taken to Xray. My ankle was dislocated and I had an obvious fracture, but thankfully it was closed. The gave me some good meds and realigned it. More xrays showed that the main ligament was involved and surgery was necessary. I went home for surgery the next morning.

Saturday I had surgery to reattach the ligment so it would heal. I have what is called a maisonneuve fracture, meaning I have a fracture of the medial malleolus of the ankle and the fibula, just below the knee. Ugh! I have to be flat on my back for 2 weeks and then no weight bearing for another 6 weeks. The pins and plates will come out at about 6 months.

Right now, I am not even watching television. Anyone who knows me knows that is huge! I cannot focus on anything due to the pain, so likely the blog will be quiet for a while. If you are the praying kind, please send prayers, the kids are all wonky knowing that I am laid up and I cannot hardly take the drama right now!

15 comments:

Kari said...

OMG! I am so sorry! Take care of yourself, Sheri. Mend and heal and know you are in my prayers.
~Kari

FosterAbba said...

Oh, ouch! I'm so sorry! I hope you recover quickly.

Sunday Koffron said...

UGH! I just discovered your blog and very sorry to hear about your injuries. It sounds like it is going to be a bit of a long road to healing. I am sending positive, healing thoughts your way.

Denise said...

I can't even imagine! I am so sorry, Sheri. I heard about this over the weekend, so I've been praying for you. I hope you can take care of yourself and be all healed in time for Orlando!

I'll keep praying...
Denise

Ashley said...

Ugh, Sheri- I'm a lurker, but I just had my ankle reconstructed last year... been there, done that.

marythemom said...

OMG! HUGS and Prayers! Sending you prayers for fast healing and for the kids to find a way to stay/get regulated.

Mary

Missy said...

I am so, so sorry!
I will definitely be praying for you!
I hate Bouncy Houses...

GB's Mom said...

Praying!

Barb G said...

Praying, Sheri. (((hug)))

2busyannie said...

Oh no, Sheri! How awful. That's a lot of hard weeks stretched out ahead of you. Praying here that the time will go quickly, healing will be completely, and help will come speedily.

"Lil Ol' Me" said...

Darling,
I'm so dang sorry.
You've been in my thoughts and prayers constantly since I got your text on Friday morning.

Love you honey!!

G

Anonymous said...

Sheri...Nooo!What incredibly bad luck for you. How in the world are you able to sound so upbeat and matter of fact in your post? Praying for you that things improve quickly and that your pain levels will soon go down. Take care of you! Suzanne

Kelly said...

Oh my. Ouch. Take care of yourself. So sorry.

Attila The Mom said...

Holy crap! Feel better soon, girlfriend!

Suzy said...

OMG - I am in the same position, but with my ankle. never felt so much pain before. I am praying for your healing - I am about a month ahead of you, so it does get better - but the boredom never ends.