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January 20, 2011

It happened really really late last night!

or should I say really really early this morning.
 I was carrying my DD 3yo from the toilet... 
it was 1am and she didn't want to walk from the toilet to her bed
So I picked her up... holding her on my left side.
I started to walk and must have
put all my weight on my left foot.
 Something went SNAP and OUCH OUCH OUCH!
 I settled Miss K back to bed and then went to bed myself.
 All night I kept turning over and thinking OUCH!
 Today I called my friend who is a podiatrist..
 great to know, comes in handy...
 she has been brilliant lots of times...
 and explained what I did...
 she advised an x-ray was needed and here we are
Sorry about the picture being blurry...
The doctor I saw, said I have torn the ligament 
and possibly a small shard off the bone... OUCH
 It hurts a lot....and is very swollen...
so I am out of action for a little while.
 Lots of Rest.. he he
 and stitching can be done sitting down.. yeah
 and I have lots of stitching planned.. he he
 And if the cat scan next week confirms the x-ray well
 I may be looking at an op??? hopefully not...
Praying it heals this next week and no more problems.

 Hoppy sewing..LOL

 Hugs 
Dawn x x x

53 comments:

loulee said...

Oh yes, get that foot up, recline with needle and thread and stitch yourself better.
I hope it all heals well.

Jilly said...

I will be praying for you, that you don't need an op! Enjoy your time stitching!!!
{hugs}

nutmegg said...

As you said "ouch", you poor thing I also hope you don't need an op......rest and stitch sounds good to me for a good recovery...take care....xoxo

Melody said...

Poor Dawn.... I do hope you get lots of rest although that is not easy if you have young children.
Fingers crossed that you won't need that operation.
Thinking of you.

Anne said...

Poor you. Hope you get lots of stitching done and your foot can get better with resting as you stitch. Prayers sent your way.

Ann said...

Oh gosh Dawn, how terrible, you don't want an operation. Get plenty of rest and take care.

Celia said...

Hope it heals without requiring an operation. Rest as much as possible.

Lynette said...

Also praying for you.

Have stitched up part of your block of the month. Thanks for a lovely little block.

retdairyqueen said...

Ouch is right
Take care and get lots of stitching done

Joy said...

Oh Dawn you poor thing!!! If I was closer I'd bring you tea and choccies ... and maybe some cake, and some licorice allsorts, and ........... hmmmm, maybe it's just as well I'm not closer lol.
Hope you heal quickly dear friend!!
Big Hugs & Love,
Joy :o) xxx

Susan said...

Ouch! I can imagine the pain - and I always think - if I have to damage something please make it feet / legs not hands / arms. And as much as you will enjoy your extra stitching time - it will be awkward with little ones to look after. Hopefully going back to school will help! Take Care

Fiona said...

Oh no that is terrible ........ I hope you don't have to have surgery..... It's not your pedal foot is it?

Fee X

Anonymous said...

Please see if you can get hold of Arnica tablets, they will help bring the swelling down & help your foot heal from the inside.
They are herbal and really do work, even if you start taking them well after the event

Kim

Wendy B said...

You are not off to a good start this year are you my love????....any excuse to get lots of stitching done!!! LOL Take care sweets and my thoughts and prayers are with you
XXXX sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Terry said...

Oh you poor thing! At least you'll have your stitching to keep you busy while you rest that foot! Take care! :0)

Chookyblue...... said...

Dawn that is bad news......good luck with the scan next week........
better pull out the gardener's journal........

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Dawn! Wow, some people will go to drastic measures to get some stitching time in! Tee! Hee! Hee! Seriously ... having a 'dodgy' ankle myself, I know how frustrating it is to be a 'hop-along-Casidy'. Hope the rest, good wishes and prayers all combine to make an op unnecessary. Big Bear Hugs! KRIS

Lorraine said...

well...one way to get some more stitching time in the day! Hope it heals with out an op......take care and enjoy your stitching!

Wanda said...

Oh Dawn, ouch! I have alot of problems with my ankle, so I can imagine the pain you went through last night. Please take it easy, foot injuries take a long time to heal and if you don't take care of them can reinjure easily while healing. But like you "hinted" it will be a great time to get some hand stitching done. Take care.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Poor Dawn. That must have hurt a lot indeed. Noe you must rest and take care until you get well.

Sheila said...

Oh dear that is terrible , I hope you won't need surgery so put that foot up and take it easy so it can heal .hugs Sheila

Maria said...

Ouch!!! That looks sore. You poor thing Dawn.Hope it heals quickly and you do not need an op.
Yes get your foot up and rest. You can get lots of stitching done.

Penny said...

I'm sure the doctor prescribed lots of rest and lots of stitching! Wishing you a speedy recovery :) How is Miss J?

Pam said...

It made me wince just reading that! Hope you're foot is back to normal soon Dawn but enjoy all the stitching meanwhile lol.

Vintage Sandy said...

OMGoodness you poor thing keep it propped up and will be praying for no surgery happy stitching!
Hugz

AnitaS said...

O, I am so sorry for you that you did hurt your foot so badly. I hope that the pain will be over soon and you can sit and stitch.

Mommarock said...

Oh my goodness.. now remember, the housework will ALWAYS be there.. so REST..Relax.. and recouperate..

Cyndi said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn! That has to be so painful. Be sure to do exactly what the doc says, and I'm praying for your speedy recovery - with NO surgery!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Karen en Marc said...

I will keep my fingers crossed. Ouch, this must hurt a lot. Just try to enjoy your stitching.

Shannon said...

I am so sorry. It must hurt a lot. Hang in there!!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Dawn, sending you some get well hugs-(((()))) and a prescription as well! cinnamon doughnuts and hot chocolate, followed by some stitching with leg elevated. :)
I do hope an op. is not needed. hugs, Sandy.

janine said...

Poor thing, I did the same thing and was in a cast for 6 weeks,with leg up and lots of stitching, i even managed to use the machine once or twice.
Good Luck
Janine

Karen said...

So sorry about your injury! Sew your way through this. Praying that you have a fast and uneventful recovery.

Take care!

Karen

Jo in TAS said...

I hope all that is needed is some stitching therapy to make it heal!
Hugs
Jo

grammy and papi said...

OUCH for sure!! Be certain to keep that foot UP while you are sewing and obey the DR. Feet are to important and need to be well cared for. I speak from experience. Get Better Soon.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Anonymous said...

Take care Dawn and keep your foot up to rest it. I hope it heals soon. In the meantime I am sure your daughters will be great little helpers and look after you well. Time for more stitching I think.....Cheers, Janette

soggibottom said...

worse that a brake ... big ouch get well soon... 6 weeks plus... oh... sorry X X X

quilterfaye said...

Dawn,Oh,ouch is right. you need lots of TLC:ice packs; . Stitching is perfect for healing swollen elevated limbs. Take care of yourself.
Hugs,Faye

Narelle said...

Terrible news about your foot and I hope you don't need an op.
Glad you can see the silver lining ... lots of stitching time while elevating said foot.

Narelle said...

OH Dawn, Wish i lived closer so that i could cook for you all and help with the girls. You just put that foot up and rest and stitch to your hearts content. Hope that rest will do the job and that the op doesn't have to happen.
Big Crafty Hugs
Narelle

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh ..no...Dawn you poor thing....please take care...

Jodi said...

Oh Dawn, Please feel better soon. Amazing that as a mummy you can hurt yourself so badly and still put your DD back to bed without any fuss. Hope you don't need surgery. Glad you can look at it as a positive stitching opportunity.
Jodi

Allie said...

OH NO! Oh sweetie - keep it up on pillows - you poor thing!!! Saying some prayers for you hon, especially that you don't need an operation...

Deb said...

Ouch it does look very swollen and looks a bit bruised on the side there also Dawn. Take care and rest with your foot up and make the most of your stitching time.

retriever said...

Hoping you need no chirurgical intervention,greetng from Belgium

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Dawn - I'm so sorry! That sounds terribly painful! You enjoy lots of rest and stitching and get well soon. Sending big hugs!!!

manos de chicureo said...

I am sorry about your foot. I hope that today it hurts much less your foot and be able to do much with your hand-stitched.
Yasmin
www.patchworkmipasion.blogspot.com

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you poor thing. I feel your pain. Hope you don't have to have surgery.

Liz said...

Praying that all is well with your foot. Enjoy the rest,plenty of stitching and designing.

Jude said...

Hope its feeling better and you dont need that operation, cause where would we sew on a Tuesday, could we all fit around a hospital bed. LOL

Wendy said...

Oh Dawn ... healing prayers being sent your way from across the pond :) At least it was not your "gas pedal" foot for the sewing machine, so stitch stitch stitch and make sure you get lots of TLC :) Take care!

Lyn said...

Hi Dawn, hope your foot is healing...and wish you a speedy recovery...hugs lyn

Di said...

Oh Dawn. Rest and elevate =- please rest and elevate. It is the best thing to do. I did a similar injury 11 years ago...and had three operations....
Sending prayer for healing,
Di, xx