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how does a broken ankle make your butt hurt?

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Ah, more whining. well, a little. The surgical pain seems to be over. I have stopped waking up from pain, at least. Today will be my first attempt at a pain-killer-free day. I think it should be do-able, since yesterday i only took about a 16th of what i was at first – when i was waking up from pain and just holding on until the 4 hours had passed so i could take another pain killer. That alone is progress. Hoping i can sleep through the night without any help as well.

The big annoyance is, of course, sitting lying around. Lying, not sitting because sitting tends to still get too much blood to my ankle. My foot is so swollen that i keep thinking i have something between my toes, but it is just that my toes are feeling their neighbors and they are not used to it.

Dogie is lying around the house with me, extremely annoyed that we are not going outside. He sighs dramatically and looks at the door, occasionally emphasizing his annoyance by scooting toward the door as well. He knows, as i do, that it is gorgeous outside and that the hyacinth and tulips are blooming and we still have some summer bulbs to plant.

The thing is, it is not just a matter of getting myself down the steps (completely possible) and set up in a chair with my leg propped up. The real difficulty comes in trying to get back inside later on. The fact of the matter is, and he acknowledges it when we are ready to go in, he needs help going up the stairs himself. I know from the weeks between breakage and surgery that it is possible to do this – i just position myself on my knees so that my foot doesn’t touch the ground and push him up – but it is still tricky at best.

In any case, SOP cannot help me get Dogie up or down any stairs today. He is busy helping some friends rework the space they are leasing for a community acupuncture clinic. Community Acupuncture clinics are attempting to bring acupuncture to more people, by making it more affordable and open – less a ’boutique’ service as it can be in the States. And our friend, who just got his degree in Chinese Medicine, has decided that seems like the right route and mentality for him. They are all busy being useful, and i am reading books and watching anime and whining about my puffy toes.

Don’t tell anyone, but i may go outside this afternoon anyway. I think i may have concocted a plan to make it totally feasible, and only moderately awkward or sketchy.

blue skies and broken bones

Monday, April 12th, 2010

seneca sleeve

Ah, 2010. I had such high hopes for you. How are you looking so far? I have been sick twice. 2X! More than i am normally sick in 2 years. Is this in celebration of double digits? Not nice.

Then, on SOP’s birthday, on a simple ski in the trees, but on a fairly flat spot with layers of differently texture snow, i heard/felt a ‘pop’ mid-turn. Crap. We got patrol, and it was a fantastic ride out to say the least! Since we were back a ways, they got a snow machine for part of the trek – until the snow machine got stuck and the patroller and i buried. They all did a great job, but the clinic confirmed what I was pretty sure of already – my fibula was broken. Drats.

Last friday i had a follow-up appointment with the orthopaedist. The fracture has shifted and that means surgery. Double Drats.

The good news, however, is that I am now on my way to robot status! I’m getting metal in my leg!

community council sinks to new level

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

last night at my community council one of the board members voted for a controversial expansion. this person indicated that he/she voted this way not because he/she thought it was in the best interest of the neighborhood or even agreed with the proposal, but because he/she wanted to keep a large number of people coming to the meetings. I’m not sure manipulating people is the best way to encourage people to participate, I know i was put off continuing to participate (again), but i really am interested in the urban forestry committee. Of course, the chair was unprofessional as usual. I had thought our community council could not sink any lower, but i was proven wrong.

As much as i do not want to move, things like this will make it easier, if it does come to that.

es tut mir leid, aber ich übersetzte den obigen text nicht. Dennoch muss ich sagen, daß zur zeit die verhaltung meines gemeindesrat mich körperlich krank macht. Heute tut mir den ganzen körper weh.


Wednesday, February 27th, 2008


dogie says it all, i think. I’ve a headache and am fighting off the evil stuff that has been floating around our university. This means i haven’t run this week, which does my mood no good at all. Alas.

But sleep will come soon tonight and maybe tomorrow i’ll be able to run. There is always hope.

Dogie drückte es prima aus, meine ich. Ich habe Kopfschmerzen und kämpfe gegen die hässliche Krankheit, die sich an unserer Universität verbreitet. Das bedeutet, daß ich dieser Woche noch nicht gelaufen bin. Das tut gar nichts für die Stimmung.

Na ja, heute Abend schlafe ich schnell ein und morgen darf ich vielleicht wieder laufen. Es gibt immer Hoffnung.

dogie wishes i were working less

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

dogie wuenscht sich, dass ich weniger arbeiten wurde…
und ich wuensche es mir auch.

and i wish it too…