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    Thumbs up My first broken bone evar! AWESOME!

    So, I had some coffee and got on the internet this morning. Checked my e-mail, checked myspace messages, checked this site. Chatted a bit in IRC. Decided it was time to get off my ass and do a bunch of midweek housework.

    I got all the garbage outta the trash cans and ran outside, down my back porch steps. On the very last step, my knee just made some lame decision to give out, my ankle bent inward, I heard a HUGE SNAP, and then I fell and felt like I'd been hit by a sledgehammer.

    In between hyperventilation and hysteria and panicking, I yelled out, "Can somebody help me," a couple of times. But no neighbors came to my rescue. My chihuahua came out the dog door, looked at me, and ran back inside. I think she thought I was yelling at her. I was shaking and in pain and couldn't stand up or walk, so I crawled up the steps behind her, crawled up to the phone, and dialed my hubby's work.

    "I think I broke my ankle," I cried to him.

    He rushed home, carried me to the car, and we waited at Urgent Care for 5 hours to hear a doc say, "Yup. Congrats, you broke your meta-tarsals!" Not my ankle, but the little bones inside of my footsy.

    So here I am, 29 years old, in a cast and on crutches for the next 6 weeks, wondering how I've managed to have never broken a bone in my life until today. On my back steps.

    I've come to the conclusion that I'm either that cool or that retarded. I don't even have a cool story like, "I fought off 12 rapists in an alley!" "I saved two moms from burning alive by kicking out a car window with my bare foot!" "I fell off a skyscraper while performing the world's most awesome parkour flip!"

    Nope. I took a step. And, yeah, I ... uh ... broke my foot. PWNED BY WALKING!!1! W00T!!

    Oh yeah, the house is still a mess too.

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    You shoulda drank more milk...

    (hope ya feel better soon. Happy pain meds perhaps )

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    Oh damn... the snapping of the foot action sounds pretty intense. Kind of funny how the chihuahua was like, "oh damn that! I'm leaving." Anyways, hope the healing process goes smoothly without any troubles.

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    Feel better, Gooey. At least it wasn't your drawing hand.
    Can I sign your cast?

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    this means you don't have to do the housework, right?
    mmmm..... guilt-free video-gaming.

    hope you feel better.
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    hey Ursula

    same thing happened to me but when my dog came down, I spoke in dog language and barked at her. She dialed the medics and barked at them over the phone, 5 minutes later there was an ambulance

    j/k!

    Hope you get well soon,
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    Whoa, poor goo! Hope your foot gets better real soon.

    BTW you're cool. It was the inner flow of chi that broke your bones. You're just that cool.
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    Awww, hope you get better soon! I'll be sure to send healing vibrations through the cosmic fifth dimension using the power of colour!

    Here's a diagram:
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    Thanks to this amazing healing energy, your foot will be fully healed in an astounding 6 to 8 weeks! Don't thank me, thank the amazing power of colour vibrations!



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    Ever since I broke my arm (from a faulty peddle bike...) at the age of 11 or something, I've become a wimp and very squeamish to the breaking of any bones. Your story made me cringe!

    But like DS said, you can just play video games all day... without being shouted at by your mum(mom)... ; ]

    Hope you get better soon. AND WATCH THAT STEP! : ]
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    yeah,hope you heal up soon aswell. i'm 20 so far with no broken bone ever...now i'm gonna watch for steps like a hawk.
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    That sucks Frau Goo. I always thought it would be hilarious to break your leg while you're just sitting around, maybe talking on the phone. But breaking your leg while you're taking out the trash sucks. Didn't your mom tell you not to do that? Hope you get better soon, and lern2walk. Serious.

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    My first broken bone evar! AWESOME!

    Mantits for youuuuuuuu!

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    Unlucky, get well soon Mrs Goo.

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    Dang, M'goo, I hope you at least got some good stuff for the pain.

    Commiserations on your poor tarsal.

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    Awwwww, that s gotta hurt! But take a pic I wanna see the cast hehehe

    And NOW you dont have to clean, fun fun fun!!!
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    Oh, come on, Ursula, comlaining how boring your life was, never fought 20 rapists. You were careful, that's all, having all your bones intact
    Get well soon and hope you feel better and not in any pain.
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    Awww... tough luck, goo. Hope it heals fast for ya!

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    get well soon gooey !

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    metatarsals... didn't know you could break those. At least nothing was poking through the skin eh?

    You can say you fought off 12000 rabid alien chiuauas that was attempting intergalatic D-Day in your backyard; and you saved earth with the meager price of a fractured metatarsal.

    We'll play along.

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    well i do hope you have a speedy recovery. I'll be praying for ya

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    Ouchies! hope you get better goo
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    Gooey, Gooey, Gooey...what am I going to do with you...?

    I suggest we all set up a fund for prchasing enough bubble wrap that I can make a full body suit for our poor 'Goo...maybe 7-8" thick to keep her from future damage. I'll even put in little pockets for mothballs so you can keep fresh and bug-free...

    If it makes you feel any better, I was dressing to go to town about two years back and had one shoe on, and reached for the other just as the cat discovered what shoestrings were for. being the svelt, graceful creature i am, I went into ballet pose with bare foot in the air, reached for the rapidly retreating shoe and crashed like a fully-loaded 737 into the plastic kitty house to my right...breaking every bone in my right foot from the arch to the toes. Got mad, jammed my foot into the shoe and left to catch the bus.

    My wife cut the shoe off that night when I got home and hasn't stopped laughing yet. That's part of why I'm planning on buying a 12-gauge shotgun this Christmas...

    Get well soon...
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    The wonders of old age, you're getting old Ursula.

    I would be careful with hip bones now. Muahaha
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    Hahahah! You guys are all so funny. Thanks for making me feel better on my first day of being a cripple.

    I'll take pics of the cast so you can digitally sign it My hubby seems to have something in store for it already. I'm afraid of telling him where my stash of Sharpies are! :hold:

    Haha, thanks for the very weird cards, Guggen and 0kelvin. Cookie, thanks for Vin's neatly trimmed armpithair!!OMG!

    I FEEL ancient. My parents and grandparents have never taken ONE step and broken anything. Hehehe! I am such a clutz!

    Anyhow, thanks again everybody for the funny messages. I will definitely get more calcium, sweet ca friends!!


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    you're not the first person who I've heard was pwned by walking, don't feel too bad about that. Snaping the ankle though, ooh, gives me shivers. I hope your six weeks go by fast.
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    Nooo! How can you go trick or treating on crutches?!

    Seriously Ursula, I'm so sorry to hear about your break...! I've rolled my ankle plenty of times and even fooled a few ER doctors who thought I had fractured my leg but never had the full break. Make sure hubby keeps your video games library stocked and the stacks of pillows fluffed.

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    Feel better Gooey! And yeah... lots of video games!

    As a serious aside, have you had a bone density check lately? It may be worth doing to set the mind at ease. Low bone density is pretty common in women. (my wife had osteoporosis at 25. Long story. )

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    Awe babe!

    I can sympathise...I sliced my middle-finger real bad on some glass the other day, and got claret everywhere
    ...I cant hold a pencil proper...I thought the world was gonner end...

    BTW - did ya get an x-ray? I did wen I 'hurt' my arm after dropping offa my bicycle...I asked if I could have it, and they gave it to me...
    I mean, what on earth would they want it for?..

    Get well soon cherub!

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    I think this event makes you retarded in the coolest possible way, haha. Hope ya heal soon.
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