Monday, August 29, 2011

i survived hurricane irene!


Hurricane Irene has finally come & gone! I think it hit just about every major city on the east coast as it blew through this weekend. Lucky for us, we really had no damage other than the power still being out as per usual. Oh yeah, and just a little personal property damage, like a broken foot. Yes, a broken foot. Brie, Matt and I thought it would be really fun to go out in the middle of the storm and dance. It was really fun until I bit it on the driveway. (see video below) I will never live this down. I went to bed that night with a throbbing foot and the next day Brie and Matt thought I was faking a hobble to get out of work. Sunday I cried enough to make my parents concerned and they took me to the ER where we found out I had, indeed, broken my swollen foot. The whole ER visit was actually rather comical. When the x-ray tech took me back and x-rayed my foot she went to leave the room and said, "I'll be right back, I'm going to grab a wheelchair." and I said, "IS IT THAT BAD??!?" to which she quickly replied, "Let's just say you walked in here and you're being wheeled out." Worst. They splinted me up and today I went to the ortho to receive my hot pink cast which I will be wearing for 6 weeks (over my dead body). This has got to be the worst case scenario. Six weeks at home. No work. No driving. I keep going through a roller coaster of emotions where I find myself hysterically laughing (this WOULD happen to me) to hysterically crying (WHY did this happen to me?) And even though it is pretty funny, I'm super bummed. I have worked so hard these past few months, working 2-3 jobs alllll the time only to arrive right back at square one. The goal was to save up and move out ASAP and now I am confined to my house. I don't get it. I just don't get it. My parents already act like I am a huge inconvenience and now I can't work, drive, or bear weight on my foot yet I am expected to keep up with all of my bills, including this new medical one. When I asked God for a break this isn't exactly what I meant. I'm not quite sure how I am going to juggle everything these next few months but I'm trying to take comfort in knowing that this happened for some reason. And now...for what you have all been waiting for...my broken bone caught on camera!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, you poor thing! That is the WORST! But, I will admit to laughing a little at the video. Okay, a lot. Hang in there...

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