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It started when I tripped and tried not to fall... I wish I would have busted my a$$ instead of messing up Sean Connery

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

It started when I tripped and tried not to fall... I wish I would have busted my a$$ instead messing up Sean Connery

I was doing some legal research on my laptop last night around 11PM and had a 500 page binder sitting open on the floor while I hole-punched documents from Lexis-Nexis. I decided to raid the kicthen for a snack, was heading back to my impromptu work corner when I stepped on my lace, tripped, tried not to fall, stepped down on the open binder and found myself impaled on a round curve of metal.

Stunned that I could actually be stabbed in the foot through my sneaker, I reacted very poorly...

Pain made me jerk my foot up because I was unaware that the metal was actually IN MY FOOT. The bad part? Instead of easing it out on the curve, I ripped it out by shaking the binder in a hopping panic.

Pages flew.

Blood flowed.

Shoe. Got. Ruined.

For those of you new to my blog I only own 5 pairs of shoes so this is a very significant statement (LOL).

 

While crawling down the hall to the bathroom my skin stretched uncomfortably tight as my foot got swollen with the speed of an S&M demon coming out to play. I accidentally knocked over my sketch of Sean Connery.

It got dented and dirty.

I. Got. Mad.

I tried to stand up to reach the medicine cabinet.

Fell. On. My. A$$.

I will not try to articulate my undignified sprawl from crash-landing in the bathroom. Lets just say my head had no business being where it was when I stopped seeing those squiggly little white lights flashing across my tear blurred vision...

Damn... Irony is a fickle b*tch, eh?

I should have just accepted the first stumble and fall with a little dignity and moved on.

Now I have to (1) sketch a new Sean Connery, (2) cancel the next four days of events and (3) pray I learn how to walk correctly again (and not have my foot injury morph into a larger problem - sigh). This type of stab wound is really hard to handle. It never stops hurting. That fact alone is really bumming me out because I was really looking forward to going to the gallery party tonight (eyes rolling in head, lip poking out, extremely tired put-upon sigh). I also have several illustrations and paintings to complete before my road trip. Now I have angst about driving (sigh).

Why?

Maybe because I have already busted my a$$ three times this morning simply trying to get dressed (LOL). I'm talking full topple over people (silly grin). It took me over an hour to walk 10 NYC blocks to get to Starbucks. My foot is swollen, the bottom is throbbing, the top is burning, my right ankle keeps failing, my toes wont wiggle and there is this fascinating hole with flesh missing I have to keep switching the bandages for and putting antibiotics on... 

Everyone is telling me to eat a lot of raw garlic. When I finish this post I'm going to hobble my bloggers butt on over to Key Food and get some because military folk know what they are talking about...

Rumor has it I am going to have a long, boring week end unless I can find something fun to spoof on for my blog while not inadvertently crippling myself (sigh). I think I know  just the thing to cheer me up...

Stay tuned for Book Club: NYCC, Kim Harrison and Jeaniene Frost are up on deck (Oh Joy! - evil grin). ;-)

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsC Tann-Starr • October 06 2011 11:08AM

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Geez Caroline, my foot aches just reading this! Should you ice it???

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 9 years ago

Connie, I was up until 2:22AM melting every ice cube in the kitchen on my foot. Then I upgraded to frozen water bottles (LOL). This whole situation is new... I have to think about every single step I take. I've never moved this carefully... ever... I'm praying a lot. This is teaching me patience. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Carolyn, You need medical atttention.  A puncture wound from an item that went through your sneaker is NOT CLEAN.  You likely need antibiotics, you may have a piece of sneaker in the wound, and how current is your tetanus immunization?  A puncture wound (even if you enlarged it during extraction) should not be this swollen and painful today.  Bite the bullet, see the man in the white coat.  Don't fool around with this, walking is GOOD, you need that foot.

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) about 9 years ago

I'm with Marge.  See the doctor, get a shot, get on some good antibiotics and maybe even a little something for the pain.  Life can and will wait...do it today

 

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

Oh no....what a horrible series of events. I'd hit the ER also, but then perhaps a glass of wine is in order....No "h" :)

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 9 years ago

Marge, Mary and Karen - got the health insurance cards out. Going to see the doc (sigh).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

I think you'll be glad you did.  Good move and good luck.  Get healthy and back on you feet (pun intended)

 

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

LOL @ Mary. My run-amok crew are amazed I'm still hobbling around NYC trying to write in Starbucks. Had a lovely lunch date with Nydia at Kyoto. She is driving me where I want to go and I have to call her to pick me up later. I told her I'd walk back and she had a cow. I'm going to bed early tonight because if I don't my girlfriends will kill me (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

You have very smart and very concerned girlfriends.  Let them take care of you

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

Mary, my gal pals are frequently the boss of me. Sometimes, there are days when I don't have to think much. They're great cooks too and are currently in pamper mode because I'm wounded (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Eat it up.  And then share the recipes with me!

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

Oh nooooo! What a really bad owie! Have you thought about a doctor visit, some soaking and an antibiotic?

After all the metal went through your ( not clean) shoe into and through your foot! Sorry I forgot that I am no longer an RN.

Love the sketch of Sean!!!

Heal quickly and completely!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 9 years ago

Maybe next time I won't be in such a hurry to comment until I have read the others. Hope you took the advice!!

So sorry you are hurting!

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 9 years ago

Carolyn, are you recovering OK?  We want you all well.  You have great friends but you got those by being a great one yourself, it is how it works.  Let us know you are well!

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) about 9 years ago

Margaret and Marge, was hanging out with the doc all day. Took a $55 tetanus shot, have 10 days of antibiotics, have to have an x-ray to make sure all the metal is out and have to do first aide cleaning twice a day with an antibiotic cream. My body has lost its mind, my blood pressure is up and I'm all twitchy (sigh).

My neighbor is driving me about because I don't trust me to drive... stuff hurts in random places and my nerves feel like they are inflamed... I can't paint with my hands shaking so I'd be an idiot to drive, eh? Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. I think it's just stress, incessant worry and a childish adversion to shots and meds (LOL). :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Carolyn,  Besides having a sore foot, you now also have a sore arm from the Tetanus shot.  Thank goodness they're good for 10 years.  Your doc has you on a good regimen of cleaning and antibiotics.  Follow the rules and your foot will feel better.

Now what about all this twitchy stuff going on?  After rereading your original post, it sounds as though you may have also hit your head when you fell on your tush.  Did you?  Are you sure?

Be patient, Carolyn, give yourself permission to feel yucky, then concentrate on the healing

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) about 9 years ago

At first I was like, " Why does she call her foot Sean Connery?"

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 9 years ago

So glad you went to see the doctor! Don't forget to elevate the foot as much as possible!  Allow those gal pals to pamper you a bit.

Just do me a favor and check if you have a fever. Also concerned about a concussion...sounds like you hit your head when you fell. Now you have two former RN's commenting. Me and Mary Kandell. Do hope you mentioned it to doc!

Get better soon.

M

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 9 years ago

Mary, I was in bed all day yesterday and was only allowed up to go to the bathroom. My girlfriends confiscated my laoptop and only let me read my Kindle books on my Android (LOL). My right arm is mad sore and my crabby meter is rising (sigh). I hobbled the mile walk to Starbucks because my hiney started hurting from just trying to lay still. I need to exercise. I also need to learn how to walk with this injury

ROTFL @ Laura. I should name my toes (silly grin). My kids would get a kick out of that (LOL). Thank you for my first giggle of the day. When the girls find out I've escaped captivity I'm sure they will come fetch me and drag me back to bed (they have the app that knows where I am at all times - evil grin). ;-)

Margaret, I'm waiting for my x-ray appointment. I'm thinking the film will make a nice shot for my blog (LOL).

 

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

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