starts to bind! Sunday evening as I was computing my schedule for March, my husband called out from the kitchen, "Dinner's ready!". (He's a much better cook than I ever want to be!) I got up from my chair and promptly fell down! On my way to the floor I heard a 'POP' and then 'CRACK' coming from the vacinity of my left foot. Hubby rushes into my office and sez: "Hey, you're on the floor!" I sez: "Hey, I broke my foot!" We decided to eat before traveling the 30 miles to the ED.
At the ED, (where many nurses know me), I am wheeled into an exam room and receiving alot of good hearted jabs at the idea of the foot care nurse breaking her foot!
The Orthopod who happens to be in-house is called down. He brings the x-rays to me and sez: "Yessir, Lois Jean, it's busted."
I sez: "Lemme see those pictures, doc." He hands them over and I look at the better one and say: "Ah ha! A non-fragmenting fracture involving the proximal aspect of the left 5th digit at Jones Point and radiating into the distal aspect of the lateral arch. In other words, doc, a Ballerina's Fracture. Requires casting."
He sez: "I suppose you're going to tell me how to cast it!" and I sez: "Why, don't you know how?"
I'm so glad we live in a small community where everyone knows everyone! And I'm glad that it was a quiet night in the ED...we all got off some good laughs (at my expense!)
but....this is one part of my type of Entrepreneural Nursing that always keeps me on my toes, so to speak. Part of my responsibility to myself is making certain I can survive a financial set back if and when I am unable to work for some reason. This time I was fortunate because I can get around on the cast and my work is not compromised. But had it been my femur, tibia or pelvis- well, needless to say I would have been down for awhile.
My business is designed to support me AND ME ALONE. Each month since I began working for myself I put a small amount of $$ in a seperate savings and as my business grew I increased the amount deposited. This is my 'sick pay'. It's to be used only if I am unable to work for a long period of time. I won't need it this time...but, it's there if ever I do.
Anyway, kids, I'm up and at 'em. Feeling okey dokey. Next week I'm heading off to Chicago to visit with grandbabes...(and also to get tattooed with...what else?! a peace sign!)
I have been thinking about you lately. Been very busy myself. Lots going on here. So have had in some respect to put filing my business on back burner for a few weeks. So very sorry to hear about your mishap. Geez what some people won't do for advertising.
Getting your foot casted just so you can use that in some new ads. Hmmm.
Sounds like you are moving along on the video. Very anxious to see it. If you are willing to offer it free as stated, I think that I should at least buy you the blank tape and pay shipping.
Last edit by Agnus on Mar 2, '03