Can you give me a hand... yeah, I'm serious!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I could be, should be, nominated for the Clumsiest Person Of The Year Award. I had just started my workout at my all-boot-camp-style gym on Monday night when I tripped over my own two feet during a backwards jog. We’ve done this “back-pedaling” before, and every time I look over my shoulder and monitor my speed because I don’t want to fall. I’m not sure what was different this time, but I felt my feet go off-center, and down I went.
My first thought was about how embarrassed I was, and then I noticed that my left wrist, the one I’d braced myself on during my fall, looked weird. I didn’t feel any pain (yet) as I went to sit down, but several girls working out with me immediately offered to drive me to the ER. It was right then that it kinda hit me… this crooked wrist is not normal, and now I feel like passing out and throwing up.
After calling my family, my daughter picked me up and my hubby met us at the ER. The xrays confirmed broken bones. That fall fractured both my radius and ulna (both forearm bones) and the bones were shoved into my wrist bones causing a separation. Ouch! I'm in a splint, and I've been off work today and yesterday so I can ice and elevate my arm/hand. Friday I see an orthopedic surgeon for hand repair.
I'm very thankful for great medical care, but I'm also upset that my clumsiness has wrecked my work out schedule in a negative way. I've already talked with my trainer at the gym, and she said she will write up a plan for cardio and whatever else I can do, just as soon as I have my doctor's okay. So all is not lost, it's just on hold.
I'm feeling pretty klutzy right now. All spring, summer, and part of fall I trained for, and ran, a marathon without a single injury! Then I trip over my own two feet on the inside of a gym... go figure!
So now I'm training myself to do everything I've always taken for granted... with just one hand. I'm thankful it's temporary!
That's my story o' the week... this single-handed klutz is signing off for the night!