Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's up?

Not me. I'm not up.
I'm bedridden, with a broken foot.
Broken foot. How do you break a foot? Well, I just did a dramatic ladylike tumble in the living room, both hands holding things I didn't want to drop. Whoops, major damage on the ball of my foot, four broken toes (all but the Big Piggy) that bent back towards the top of my foot.
It is so creepy.
This happened on May 10, thank you for asking. I was put in an immobilizing boot in the emergency room, but it was so uncomfortable, I switched to a yummy, perfect cast a few days later. That's the cast in the picture. I was allowed to choose a color, and I picked pirate black. Yarrgh!
Oh, and also in the picture? Mama's got a brand-new wheelchair. Not the kind you can self-propel, though, so "somebody" is constantly shoving me to the bathroom, blush. I'm not allowed to bear weight on the broken foot (though it just keeps happening by accident when I'm trying not to break my other foot getting up from the toilet).
Cranky is pleased with my spirits throughout this whole thing, even though he's the one doing all the shopping, cooking, cleaning. I can be in good spirits, but the truth is I expect complications when the cast comes off.
That will be sometime in the second half of June.
You know what would have lifted my spirits? If I'd had a camera when I visited the podiatrist. He took off the boot, and my foot was a riot of zombie colors. Green, black, purple and hot pink. Swear to god, hot pink.
Yeah, that made me feel better already.

30 comments:

cookiecrumb said...

DONALD GRUMP AND MITT RMONEY; WHAT A PAIR OF FOOLS.

Zoomie said...

Agree about the fools and I adore your spelling. Sorry to hear about the accident, however, and I wish you a speedy recovery. You know I'm around most days if you could use some company or a dog walker/ball thrower. Hang tough.

Little Pots & Pans Co. said...

Oh I hope you're not spending your days watching CSPAN, yikes! Sorry to hear about your accident, I do a good job of tripping over all sorts of imaginary things sans a tray. Is the nursing at least up par for you? Cold martini's every hour on the hour, stat!
ps - Welcome back :-)

cookiecrumb said...

Hey, Zooms: Nice to see you first here. And what an offer! Fortunately, you are free. Cranky would be heartbroken if I handed Bartlett duties off to anyone else!
(As for company, we are delinquent in housekeeping, kind of in a CPS way, so no visitors. Let's play once I can use both feet.)

Little Pots, you dear girl: The nursing is superb, if Budweiser counts. Only watching evening TV (because it's in a different room, and it's nice to be rolled somewhere I'm not expected to pee).

Hungry Dog said...

Cookie! I am so sorry to hear this. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. xoxo

Pink Granite said...

Jiminy Cricket!!! And OWWW!
So sorry to hear about this!
Although hot pink is pretty spectacular.

As for drink of choice during recuperation I highly recommend Knob Creek, neat.

May you heal swiftly and completely!

Cheers to you and Cranky...
- Lee

cookiecrumb said...

Doggie Dog! Thanks, girlfriend. It's OK, just weeks of boredom and disruption. I can't wait to walk again.

Lee: You are an angel. I so appreciate the love. xoxo

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Arrrrr - you need a scull & crossbones to go with that cast! Poor POOR Cookie!
xxxx

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: I feel the love! Thanks. I'll get a Jolly Roger flag to hang from the back of my chair. Good idea!

namastenancy said...

I stopped looking at your blog, assuming that there was plenty of time to return and see what you had been up to. Well, I never expected a broken foot but life is full of unexpected tumbles and falls. I have no doubt that Cranky is handling the situation with energy and grace. Maybe the enforced leisure will give you time to think about continuing the blog on another topic, I miss your sense of humor and your fine way with words. How is a lowly blogger such as I to learn anything if we don't have examples to inspire us?

cookiecrumb said...

Sweet words, my dear Nancy! I do want to write, but I'm in need of inspiration. I can't keep breaking bones for topics. Heh.
Hey, don't try to make me your self-help writing coach! You are amply talented and we could take lessons from you.

ChrisB said...

Now I wonder what guided me to your blog today! Poor you I shall be praying for your speedy recovery. If I lived closer I would visit and put my forgotten nursing skills back into practise. (hugs)

cookiecrumb said...

Chris: Oh, I'm dreaming of your nursing skills. We could have a lot of fun, actually. So glad to see you.

Chilebrown said...

Your cast looks like a snuff dispener that we saw on storage lockers.Ms.Goofys new go to show. I would bid on you and snuff yout toe.

cookiecrumb said...

Chilebrown: You would snort my toe? Come on over; I will GPS you. You are sweet.

Southern Cookie said...

Oh no! My most unfortunate Cookie! Keep your chin up and thank your lucky stars for the ever-devoted Cranky! I truly do hope you heal well. May take time, but hang in there. I agree with Nancy that this may be just the break you need to come back to us once again (pun, indeed, intended). You are missed!

I'll also throw my hat in the ring on naming the best libation for recuperation: a wee nip of a nice cognac will warm ye belly, soften ye heart & make everything feel better. ;)

Toons said...

Well as glad as I am to see new words from you I am saddened to read the reason for them. Ow,ouch and dag burn it! I have rather large feet (14's) and they are constantly running into things that hurt but I cannot imagine breaking 4 toes in one sitting! If I can help I'm just up the road, Cheers?

Greg said...

First thing...is nice to see you :)
The cast looks like you could win any butt kicking contest. Hope you heal fast pirate Arrrr.

cookiecrumb said...

Southern Cookiecrumb: ;)
Good to see you! Yes, as I get through this stupid foot thing and more away from food blogging, I'm beginning to think there's still more writing in me. Cognac *clink*!

Toons: You are such a gent. My Cranky is taking good care of me.
Thanks for your positive words. More to come!

Greg: I'm just over the halfway point with the cast, and I'm getting used to it... And getting so tired of it.
See you soon, I'm hoping.

Zoomie said...

How are you feeling now? Hope there is improvement both physical and emotional. Hang tough.

cookiecrumb said...

Hey, Zooms: I have managed to avoid self-pity, depression, anger, etc. Even I'm amazed. So, yeah, I feel pretty good and am just clicking down the days (nine) until my next appointment.

Cheryl Czekala said...

SUCH a bummer!

When the cast finally does come off, get some arnica cream (if you don't already have some) and used it faithfully and regularly. I promise you'll heal much faster.

cookiecrumb said...

Cheryl: Yeah, thanks, I'm too old for this!
So. I don't know about arnica cream, but I'm ready to discover it. I'm gonna google it. :)

breeamal said...

Get better soon! I've never broken a bone, but I fall over all the the time. My most spectacular was when I was working at Morgan Stanley in NYC (horrible job) - I was talking to my boss, just standing there having polite conversation, turned to walk back to my desk and fell flat on my face. Nothing to trip over, nothing in my hands, no good reason for going straight down. Compared to that, falling off the porch into the lilies was almost graceful.

cookiecrumb said...

Breeamal: Hee hee! I fall down all the time too, and never, until now, break bones.
Whew, Morgan Stanley? That is so not you.

breeamal said...

Probably why I kept falling over.

Kat said...

Are you feeling any better? How's your foot? You haven't posted in sooo long!!

Southern Cookie said...

Hello to my favorite Cookie! How's the recoup going? Please know that we all miss you and wish you well!

I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of your always wonderful wit and wisdom And, no, that does NOT mean you are the awful "o" word, so don't take it that way!

In the meantime, I lift a spoonful of homemade chili (miserable rainy day here and too many creole tomatoes...)
and a glass of delicious red wine (getting better already...)
and toast to the health and happy return of the ever-revered CookieCrumb!

breeamal said...

Rush is attacking the new Batman movie 'cuz the villain is named Bane.

It's performance art, right?

More Cowbell said...

Hey, Cookie! Where aaaaare you? I guess I can't complain since I've been MIA for years. But now I found you again, so to speak, I'm worried at not hearing.
How's the foot? Hope you and the gang are okay.
Take care,
B'gina (how you like my new handle?)