Sunday, May 20, 2012

What not to do with a broken leg.


Truly you can’t do anything if you have a broken leg, especially when you’re on crutches. I found that out the hard way. Let me tell you a funny story.

     On May 5th I was talking to my son on the phone and he told me to go outside and check out the Super Moon. I decided to go see it while talking to him, but as a last minute decision decided to not turn on the porch light. Bad move on my part because I tripped over the dog. It hurt, but I got up and didn't think much of it. I  iced down my leg,  my elbow, and my pride that night. Went to work the next week limping. Even ran a few days, which hurt like hell. Still didn't think anything of it other than my leg hurt and I should stop being such a wuss. I figured being over 50 everything hurts worse when you fall. Well the following Monday my ankle swelled and turned purple. I had a huge bump on my leg and figured it was a blood blister that drained down, you know gravity affects everything at my age, and I've seen this with patients before. On Tuesday the 16th One of the doctors I work for saw me limping and asked to look at my leg. He told me to get an x-ray just to rule out a break. I thought he was crazy.  Well the next day I was in an Orthopedics office finding out I broke my leg in two places. I was in shock, really thought he was kidding. Well I  have to stay in a knee immobilizer, with no weight bearing for 4 weeks to keep from having surgery. I guess I wasn't being a wuss after all.
     So the main thing to not do with a broken leg is to walk on it, like I did for 11 days. I now find myself with all my evenings free to catch up on e-mails, blogs, and work on my next book. Who said nothing good ever comes from an accident.  

To be released late 2012, early 2013 through Black Opal Books,   Rescued from the Dark:
     What if you woke up from a nightmare, trapped in a world of darkness, with no memory of how you got there?  Rescued from the Dark is a passionate, gripping story about  FBI agent, Jason Michaels, confronting his duty to his country, and struggling with his feelings for a woman with no memory of  their love. 
     Undercover Agent,Jason Michaels, infiltrates the terrorist cell and risks everything, even his life, to save the FBI intern who stole his heart, then walked away. Once Mercy wakes from her coma Jason struggles with the fact that she does not remember what happened, but anguishes with the idea that she believes their unborn child belongs to her ex. Jason soon realizes the terrorists vow to get her back to claim their secrets locked in her memory, no matter what the cost. In a race against time, Jason and Mercy struggle to fight their attraction, and put their differences aside, as they launch a manhunt to save their country and each other.

Upcoming Projects:

Last Chance to Run:

What if you found out the daughter you buried was alive and being held captive by the man you thought you killed. Ron Daily, head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Department, races to save his daughter Tracy as she escapes from her captives on her Last Chance to Run.
     Tracy survived being held captive for two years by giving up the one thing she knew would guarantee her safety, but would cost her the only man she had ever loved, Jake.  Determined to destroy her kidnappers, and get back home, she runs with their secrets tucked away in a binder she held close. Soon she realizes she had no where to run and no one to run too with Interpol, the FBI and the terrorist group one step behind her. In a race through the hills of Ireland Tracy fights to stay alive, and to hide the secret that would destroy her family and lock her away for life.

Saving JT:
     This is a poignant story of strength, determination, and never ending love. Amy Wickers was a single mother struggling to juggle a full time job, college courses, and a very active three year old, JT. But her life came to a screeching halt the day the doctors gave her the heartbreaking news. Now she must return home to family that disowned her, and the man that walked out on her, to save the only one that mattered, JT.

11 comments:

  1. Good grief...I can't believe you could walk on your leg while it was broken. You must have a high pain tolerance! I'm a wuss...I'd have been to the dr right away.
    Heal quickly and keep writing!

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    1. I was in shock when they told me it was broken, then irritated when they told me I had to be on crutches and a full leg brace for 4 weeks. I am not one to sit still. I have my fingers crossed that the brace comes off in 4 weeks and I'm good to go.
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  2. Hope you feel better soon, but rest assured you are not the only person !! enough to fail to turn on the outside light. Last year I tripped over a dog top, one that I had noticed earlier in the day but failed to pick up, doing the very same thing.

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    1. I am bad about that also. But I've learned my lesson. I do not step outside until the lights on and the path is clear.
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  4. I slip, twist ankles... all the time! :) I feel your pain. The "fifties" aren't for sissies! lol

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    1. You're right, fifties are not for sissies! I remember falling when I was younger, I would get up and move on. Now I have to get checked and take extra vitamins to keep my bones strong. See how well that worked out for me?
      Lynda

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  5. How can you walk on a broken leg? It must have hurt like hell. And you jogged on it too?

    Wow, I think Marianne is right, you much have a very high pain threshold.

    Take care and your right, you have lots of time to write. :)

    Take care and no more jogging.

    Janice~

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    1. I've always had a high pain tolerance, but my arms hurt much worse than my leg from these crutches. I never knew you needed to have a lot of upper body strength to use them. :{
      Lynda

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  6. OMG that is funny! Not haha funny but...well, sheesh! I'm glad that dr took the initiative! But yay for you time. Heal and be well soon, dear.

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    1. It really is a funny story, and yes I am glad the Doctor took the initiative. I plan on taking full advantage of my time and get more of my book written, maybe even finished. :}
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