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Sunday, December 02, 2007


Almost four days on the couch in the familyroom with my ankle propped up high above my head, and the ankle is looking somewhat better. Above and below the ankle the swelling has actually decreased; the ankle is still huge; the whole thing is turning a rainbow of colors. Jenny wrote about it in her journal, and her last sentence was
"Mom sprained her ankle really bad and now she lives in the familyroom."

Starting tomorrow I'll be allowed up and around more, and can even, very slowly and very slightly, begin putting a tiny bit of weight on that foot. It'll be awhile before I'm sprinting around (as if I ever did), and carrying things is going to be tough for a couple of weeks while I'm on crutches. My friend Dianne, who has her master's in athletic training and therapy (I'm not sure what the actual title is) has come up twice to visit and check out the ankle, so I'm following her advice to the letter. She has also offered to provide me with a walker once I begin doing some real weight bearing, so I can do things that require standing, more easily.

I'm figuring that when I eventually can make the trek down the hill to the studio, I can sit in the chair with wheels and put my foot up on the table while I work. I'll be quite a vision for the next few weeks, won't I?


Olivia said...

I'm glad you're doing better Karen!



Anonymous said...

Oh, this sounds like a real pain - on a lot of levels! I am so glad it is getting better. There is nothing worse than being stuck on a couch, unless of course you have bonbons and a connected computer so you can browse and surf and, oh yes, half your studio on a table beside you! But sounds like not quite that. So I send you lots of "get well quick" white light and hugs.
Tammy V

Kikipotamus said...

I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. Kids really know how to say it, don't they? Oh, and when I told Sylvain this story, his first question was whether the poor goat ever got any satisfaction. Men, eh?

Lynn said...

So sorry to learn you injured your ankle. What a bummer. A time to learn patience huh? Your daughters words are precious. I hope you heal quickly and fully.

Karoda said...

oh my Karen! what an ordeal on how you injured your ankle! Is there anyway your studio, or pieces of it, can come to you?
Hangeth in there!

Lynn said...

Are you applying ice?

cusp said...

Hi Karen. Really sorry to hear about our ankle -- ouch !!!

Havent been over here for ages but just wante to say that your artwork was always lovely but has really come on leaps amd bounds. Much more resolved and you really seem to have found a 'signature'

Rosie said...

Hey Karen! I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend. Yet another tragic goat-related injury.

I need your sign-in for EditRed to add you to my reader list or you need to add me to yours and it will send me a message. Wouldn't be a bad idea for you to get on there...lots of those folks are self-publishing and you might pick up some work doing book cover or illustration art.

Jacquie said...

I hope you are feeling beter too!