Sunday, May 20, 2007

Not to be outdone

After Heather hurt herself on Friday (see previous post), I took it upon myself not to be outdone. After all we did have a pretty big weekend planned, consisting of hours upon hours of cleaning the house for our open house on Sunday.
So Friday night was beautiful and so I thought that it would be a good night to get a little exercise. So I invited Don and Ryan over for a little basketball. We started playing at about 8 pm, and we were having a great time. By about 9 pm we were on our last game of "21", since it was starting to get a little dark, and I was driving along the baseline and was attempting a finger roll when I landed twisting my ankle. It actually sounded like a rubber band snapping. So after I rolled around the ground for a minute Don and Ryan got me a bag of ice and a chair to sit in. Then Don took off my shoe and discovered that my ankle looked like a water balloon, so we decided that the game was probably over and that we should get Heather, who was inside trying to nurse her injuries with a nice warm shower and relaxation.
So needless to say I got out of a lot of house chores this weekend. But you would be impressed with how much I can do crawling around on the floor to clean the house. Or if kneeling on a chair I can do quite a few dishes. And I did manage to mow the whole yard on the Deere without using the brake at all, since that is on the hurt right foot side. But seriously, Heather did most of the work getting the house into shape.
Here is a picture from Friday night....
and one from today... (go ahead, click on it. I dare you.)I am developing some very nice colors especially in near my heel and in my toes. Even the "webbing" between my two webbed toes is swollen, making Heather even more disgusted with my toes.
I told Heather that I really feel like a Laughlin today.
Special thanks to Ryan Barczak for the piggyback ride inside and the use of the crutches, and to Don Huff III for coming over to edge and push mow the yard that I couldn't reach with the rider. And of course to Heather, giver of the drugs, bringer of the drinks, cleaner of the house, getter-upper with the kids, hander of the crutches...etc.

7 comments:

K.M. Laughlin said...

Feelin' like a Laughlin isn't so bad....we're both almost back to normal after the surgeries! ha! Hope you both feel better soon!

Barb said...

Well Ryan,you win.Those pics are UGLY!!!Hope the Open House went well,and that you guys continue to heal quickly.Then maybe lay low for awhile:)(steer clear of any more injuries)

Gabe & Heidi's P.A.D. said...

That is seriously disgusting and just looking at it makes me hurt.
I hope you both recover quickly!
-h

dr_sanders said...

Ryan,
I still think you should go to the Dr and get it looked at. Have you asked Dr Robertson if he agrees with me? We are praying for it to heal quickly....we don't want you staying up so late and missing a lot of work!
Love, Mom (and Andy)

Amie R. said...

I will have David check out the pictures. Gross man!!!

'so-called' Doc said...

Yeah, that doesn't look so good. I actually got into neurology so I don't have to look at things like that, so thanks for posting pictures. I think I vomited a little in my mouth...

Can you bear weight?
Any numbness?
Have any toes fallen off?

Oh, it gives me chills...

Did you really feel a po?
Can you at least move it in all directions?
Are you getting good pain control with Heather's meds and beer?

Send me your insurance information, because I'm billing you for having to look at those pictures.

Amie R. said...

He meant "Did you hear it pop?"