Taking Stay At Home To A Whole New Level

6 Dec

The extent some bloggers will go for a story! Last week I got all kinds of sympathy and prayers for the discovery of three bulging disks in my neck and the resulting pain and crankiness. Then Monday afternoon while walking the dogs, I fractured my left fibula! I seriously could have found something else to write about, but nooooo.

My beautiful jungle walk.

While on my afternoon dog walk, I casually stepped and heard a distinctive crunching sound. Oh, that’s never a good thing. As a result, down I went, almost in slow motion. While laying on the ground with dogs freaking out around me, I watched a knot swell up on my ankle. Dear Lord, what have I done?

Inflammation, the body’s natural response.

My mind was going to worse case scenario, broken ankle, surgery, pins, hospital stay, yikes. As it turned out, it was a small fracture of my left fibula. The cast went on with instructions to put NO weight on my foot for four weeks. You never know how much a thing like this limits your activities until you’re trying to get to the bathroom on crutches. Not fun.

Sometimes a picture says it all.

Thank you to my wife (who’s birthday is today) for picking up the slack. The dogs are all confused as to why I am laying in bed, and what this wheeled, walker thingy is. My head is unfocused on pain medication. Christmas plans for a trip to the beach have been postponed. We have a whole new meaning for “Stay At Home!”


Love to you all.

8 Responses to “Taking Stay At Home To A Whole New Level”

  1. Karen December 13, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    I’m so sorry! Seems like a weird one as it just happened without a fall. Must be osteoporosis? Being laid up is so hard. I hope you have access to a good pile of books. I was laid up two years ago and discovered podcasts. There’s a whole world of podcasts waiting for you to discover. In fact there’s an article today in the Washington Post on travel podcasts. Sending you good wishes for healing.

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  2. Emilie December 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

    So sorry. The plus is you’ve got doggies and a good wife to help you out.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. midwife87505 December 13, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery. Happy birthday to Lisa! Make the best of it all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

      Hope you are well. This was a sidestep so to speak.


  4. Karen Knox December 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

    Oh Alex! Dang it, you all have had a run of health stuff, so stop it! Seriously, take it easy, I visualize you like Frieda (not your doggie) lying in bed and painting. All the best for your recovery!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      I am resting. Pain meds keep me groggy. One week down,



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