Not so graceful on the ice

The first week of 2016 has not exactly gone as planned.

Wednesday morning at a quarter after midnight, I attempted to walk down the driveway. Problem was, the snow has gotten so compacted it did turn to ice. After about two steps, I twisted my left foot, landed on my ass, and sent my phone flying.

Although the foot was in pain, I put some ice on it for a while, watched some DVR’d TV, then went to bed.

Wednesday morning, it was still hurting. To make sure I didn’t screw up my foot, I elected to visit the local urgent care clinic. An examination and x-ray later, I found out that I broke my foot. They put a splint on it, prescribed me some medication for pain, and referred me to the local orthopedic center. Thankfully, the orthopedic center was able to get me in Thursday morning.

Unfortunately, they were not able to do anything more than the urgent care center did. They recommended surgery, and referred me to another orthopedic Center in Kansas City.I received a call back from the Kansas City center this morning, and I have an appointment Monday afternoon at 2:15.

Until my foot gets fixed, I’m kind of stuck. I’m not supposed to put any weight on my broken foot (and believe me, I can tell when I’m putting weight on it) and again around the house with a pair of wooden crutches.

As for the phone that got sent flying in the accident, it landed in the path of my dad’s truck.  Its screen got smashed. Between the smashed screen and the fact that it’s been more than 24 months since I last replaced my phone, I decided to replace my phone while I was still in town after my Thursday appointment. I elected to go with a 16 GB iPhone 6, with a white front, along with a red-orange Otter Box to distinguish it from my dad’s phone.

The first thing I did with my new phone was post a Facebook status: “Took care of my shattered phone. Now just need to take care of my shattered leg.”

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