Sunday, August 26, 2007

Last Weeks Path Of Pain

At the end of the week, I should do a post, or at least a paragraph in my post about the highlight of my week. If I was to do this though I would have to say last weeks highlight was that I sprained my left ankle...Again. I remember the first time I did it,it was during the summer of 1996. I was playing basketball with my brother, and I went to make a jumpshot. I don't know whether or not I made it, but I do know I let out several four letter words out of pain in front of my little brother (at the time). The doctors made me walk then, so I had no complaints because I wanted to see the movie Independence Day with Will Smith anyways.

This time around (Monday), I was on my way to work. I hadn't left my street yet, and I while I was walking I was trying to play a song on my MP3 player. I wasn't paying much attention to what was in front of me so, I didn't notice that a squirrel lost his nut. At least that's what I think was inside of that green thing that looked more like a green golf ball. When I stepped on it with my left foot, the left side of my foot touched the ground while the right side was facing up. Can you say ouch as loud as you possibly can, while mixing some four letter words in there. Oddly enough though I didn't let the pain stop me. I still ended up walking to work. While walking the pain slowly, but surely went away. I even worked my seven hour shift with little or no discomfort. It was as if I willed it away or something. After my shift was over though, the pain slowly returned. When I started walking home I could barely walk on my foot.

Tuesday, I walked up to the Eckerd around the corner from my house to get an ace bandage and some Aleeve. Lets just say that was an adventure. It took about 20 minutes to get there. Normally its a five minute walk there and five minutes back. Since McDonald's is across the street from Eckerd (soon to be Rite-Aid) I decided to stop there and got breakfast. By the time I got back home, my ankle was in worse condition than it was in before. I ended up taking the bus to work, even if I ended up an hour early. Standing was torture, I don't know how I even made it through the day, considering my other ankle is pretty bad too. Sometimes you just can't call in though, there wasn't anyone who could cover me. I got through the week, but my ankle is still bothering me. I'm gonna soak it after my day is finished.

Update: Couldn't sleep so I came back to make corrections to this post. I knew it would need some considering I have a metaphoric gun to my head. My sister was standing in back of me wanting to use the computer that she abandoned earlier. I took over it, but I ended up hurrying my typing so she would stop staring a hole through my skull. Why I put 2006 I have no idea. I first sprained my left ankle in 1996, the year Independence Day (a couple of days before) was released.


Two Write Hands said...

Not to long ago I fell because I wasn't paying attention where I was going. Stay off that ankle as much as possible!

Kelly said...

I am ultra impressed that you went to work with that ankle. Most people wouldn't. Guess somewhere in your childhood you learned somethin' good! Way to go Charles for being such a good guy!

shari said...

I hope your ankle heals quickly!

Charles said...

TWH-Friday, I was paying more attention to my MP3 player again while I was crossing the street in downtown Rochester to catch a bus, and I almost got hit by a couple of cars.

LOL, Kelly I learned that I wouldn't get paid. Serious though my boss lady lost a family member to cancer (a young girl who battled most of her life) so she had to leave for the week and go to the funeral and stay and help her parents.

Shari-It did heal up, but I re-agrivated it Sunday morning. I overslept (another story). So I had to walk much faster than I normally would so I would make it on time. I was actually five minutes late.

Kelly said...

sisters! what a pain!

trish said...

Aww.. ~hugs~

Hope you're much better now! Oh, and just so's ya know.. I loved you up on my list of linky love. :)