As moms, we definitely don’t have time to be injured. Life is so busy that there’s just no time to slow down. I know my schedule leaves no time for recovering from anything, whether I’m sick or injured, so when something comes up I look for any option I can to get me back on my feet again.
The other week I did something stupid. I forgot to take the trash out. This is not an uncommon occurrence at my house (we really should work on that) but when I heard the trash truck coming down my street at 7 a.m. the next morning I frantically ran out, barefoot into the street, dragging an overly stuffed trashcan behind me and trying to beat the trash truck that was just about to pass my house.
It wasn’t a smart move.
I rolled my ankle in the process and ended up with a gigantic bruise all over the top of my food. It was so bruised that my doctor was convinced it was broken so we headed to the hospital for an x-ray. Fortunately, it was not broken, just badly bruised. The downside of that (other than having a foot that hurt like crazy every time I moved it the wrong way, was that we had a camping trip planned that weekend.
I was mostly healed by the time we were ready to leave so we didn’t cancel the trip but the light hike we did just about did me in.