Friday, May 15, 2009

What a Day

oh today was quite a day, and not in a good way. I worked until 7 pm which sucked and can look forward to more of the same next week. We were told we might have to work this weekend, but I said that I would rather work long hours next week and actually have a weekend.

But that is not the worst of it. This morning I stood up on my tiptoes to look over the cubicle wall to see if a programmer was at his desk. While coming back down on the ground, I fell. Yes, just fell. Didnt fall over anything, didnt trip, just fell. It was the most embarrassing thing, but to make matters worse, I twisted my ankle. God it was painful. I just came toppling down in front of two of my coworkers and I was humiliated and in pain. I just kind of laid there on the ground for a minute and once I could get over the pain, I used my upper body strength to pull myself up and then everyone rushed over getting me ice and various other things to prop my foot up. It is pretty nasty - all black and blue and the side of it sticks out like a tumor. Im just glad I didnt break it because I heard something crack when I went down, but I guess it wasnt my foot. To make matters worse, the HR lady came over to basically find out if I hurt myself because of something in the work environment and I had to just say that I fell because of absolutely nothing and she didnt have to worry, I wouldnt be needing workers comp. Its one thing to fall because of something, but another to just lose your balance and fall.

So needless to say, I havent weighed myself, I dont intend to, and all I want to do right now is curl up in bed and pretend today never happened. Hopefully this can heal soon because I would hate if this ruined my whole exercise routine. I will probably have to do mat exercises where I am not standing on my feet or putting pressure down because it hurts to even walk. Other work related things happened today that were bad too, so today was just cursed for me and Ill be glad that in a few hours, this day will be done.

8 comments:

Ioanna said...

Don't worry about the embarrassment part.. 1. most people have a story (or more like this), 2. everyone will forget and 3. you can act a little spoiled now that you are in pain!.. plus you can think of some cool excuse, e.g. "i was contemplating the theory of relativity and just got caught up in my thoughts," .. the most important thing is that your ankle gets better.. hopefully soon!

Chubby Chick said...

Awww... I'm so sorry you fell and hurt your ankle! Just take it easy this weekend and try to stay off of it as much as possible. Stay in bed and watch movies or something. Enjoy the rest! :)

Wei Sic Meow said...

Gosh, I'm sorry you had such a crappy day and hurt yourself. Rest up and take it easy. Lick your wounds as much as you need and don't feel bad about doing so! And be careful to keep an eye on that ankle and get it checked out.

Feel better soon!

Laura N said...

Oh my gosh, Heather! Did you get it xray'd? Sure it's not fractured? I hope not! I have done goofy things so many times it's a joke, so don't feel bad about falling. Now, if you were standing on a filing cabinet or your chair or sitting on the copy machine making a photocopy of your behind (as if! lol) & you fell, then, yeah, be embarrassed. But stuff happens. No worries!

Hope you get lots of TLC this weekend. Baby that ankle.

Tony said...

I hope your ankle gets better soon.

Mama Bear June said...

Oh, man. That stinks! Hope it heals quickly and you feel better soon.
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The American Homemaker said...

Awww... so sad! Sounds just like something I would do :( I hope you spent some time curled up in bed over the weekend.

Trisaratops said...

Oh my gosh - I fall all the time! It is the worst. I would like to be bossy Sara and say that the last thing you need to worry about is exercise. and if you are trying to exercise while babying one side of your body, you can put strain on your back and the other parts of your body that are working double time. Seriously you should rest for at least 2 days, young lady. I hope you're healing soon! I know it is frustrating to not have your body do what you want, but you need to heal!