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PrincessCupcake's picture

So we're downtown today, visiting a store doing a promotion for free school supplies and to see about getting SO and SS new phones. (They went swimming with thiers last month) There was some serious confusion between us and the store manager on the different promotions going on, so since he was nearby (all the stores in the area were doing the give away today), the district manager was going to come in and speak with us.

While waiting for him, we took SS to try and find something to eat. Now, the entire main street in downtown is closed off for nine blocks this weekend for CelebratErie festivities. So there is a whole bunch of stuff going on, but he can't figure out what he wants for lunch.

I get the call saying the manager has made it to the store, so we all head that way, SO and SS stopping to grab drinks and me continuing on. About a block from the store, I hear a loud POP coming from my shoe. I figure I stepped on a rock and it took out my sole (Chuck Ts), but there wasn't a rock to be found. Keep walling...within 5 steps I feel the pain. Within 10, limping. Within 30 steps I can't walk.

Turns out I fractured my lateral metatarsal, right at the very end of it, snapping the bone completely through.

Nothing has touched the pain. Even the shot of dilaudid they gave me in the hospital did nothing. The prescription has made me so sleepy that I don't care about the pain so much unless I have to move my foot. But at least I'm not screaming in pain any longer.

SS really stepped up yesterday. SO had gone to the pharmacy to get my meds while SS and I went home. I ended up having to crawl from the driveway into the house. SS made sure the dogs were out of my way, held the door open for me, made sure I got on the couch okay, got me a drink a and took the dogs outside, all without being asked, and all after he'd spent hours upon hours bored and away from his precious laptop.

Hopefully that behavior will keep up today since it's house cleaning day. Meanwhile, I'm going keep my foot raised as high as I can. The on call Orthopedic Surgeon said I may end up needing surgery to put a pin in my foot.


PrincessCupcake's picture

It's a four day celebration they have here in town where they feature a lot of local bands and only bring in two big acts, they do this whole block long chalk artwork featuring different local charities and businesses. There is an entire block called the Kid Zone, which is completed dedicated to activities aimed toward children. It's just basically a four day, nine block long block party in downtown Erie.

DPW's picture

OUCH! Sorry to hear that this happened to you but glad to hear about SS stepping up. I'd reward him to entice him to keep up with the 'new' behaviour.

PrincessCupcake's picture

SO and I decided to give him a little extra on his allowance this week. And we'll probably pick him up some more of his favorite ice cream and not complain when he eats it all within a day and a half like he did last time.