Thursday, February 7, 2008

The best laid plans...

Hello, friends! As I got up this morning, I decided that I wanted to get out of the house and do some walking (an important part of my recovery). I live less than a mile from a mall, so I decided to drive there, have lunch, and walk around slowly. I was even looking forward to blogging about my adventure when I got home!

Well, after I gave into my Arby's craving (what I wouldn't do for a Beef and Cheddar!!!), I decided to treat myself to my first mani and pedi, post-surgery. Considering that I cannot reach my feet as of yet, I was really excited!

I got my toes done in a BRIGHT red - one of my favorites. I got up off the chair and walked over to the manicure station, turned around to sit down properly... Started to sit down.... And the chair rolled out from under me.

And I wound up on the floor. On my tush.

It took me a while to get back up. I sat down, with help, and slowly relaxed. At my sister's insistence, I called the doctor to ask if I should be worried. The nurse told me to ice constantly for the rest of the day and drink lots of fluids. The area may get swollen, but I am not allowed to take any advil or aleve because they interfere with the bone fusion process. If I don't feel okay in the morning, I will have to go in for an x-ray.

So, for now, I will ice, take my painkillers, drink up and rest. I will keep you all up to date.

At least my fingers and toes look MARVELOUS!!! :)
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Sarene said...

Oh no!!!! Well, keep resting, ice yourself and spend your time admiring your gorgeous fingers and toes :-)

ZILLA said...


You realize, under any other circumstances, it's 110% unfair to get a bright red polish job on the tootsies and not share a picture, don't you? Free pass this time since you need to focus on the ice and hydration. Next time ... WE MUST TO SEE THE TOOTSIES!

I'm sorry you took a tumble, especially when you were enjoying some pampering. Do take it easy, and do call the doc again if anything seems even remotely off after this spill.

I'll be thinking about you.

MJP said...

The things we do for beauty, non?

Jerseygirl89 said...

I've done that before. In a restaurant. Without the influence of painkillers or back surgery (but possibly some wine was involved). I feel for you - take extra good care of yourself for the next few days.

i beati said...

Good for you life embracer

i beati said...

the nails I mean !!