Yesterday morning, I fell. I was in the chicken coop and somehow I must have stepped on a branch (that we use for a roosting bar) with my left foot, tripped over the branch with my right foot (those toes were trapped under the branch), and then fell on top of the branch. Thankfully I was wearing pants because, even though it still scraped up my leg, it could have been worse. Oh, and the pants protected my legs from all that chicken poop that I landed on. It could have been worse.

The area that was swollen (and actually only slightly bruised but hurts so freaking much) is longer than my pointer finger. And I have long fingers. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but it hurts. Oh, it hurts. It hurt to touch the mattress last night and it hurt to move it. It hurts when I stand up from sitting. It hurts when I'm sitting. I can't cross that leg and let it dangle.

Apparently I'm just a klutz. Since I fell in July I haven't been right. I'm still sporting a scar on my shin from that fall and I didn't blog this but at the time I thought I broke my pinkie finger. I didn't have it checked out until September, when I went in for my pre-op appointment. They x-rayed it and said it was not broken, but if it still hurt in a month they wanted me to see a hand specialist. Well ... it still hurts. I'm trying to justify it by saying it doesn't hurt as much as it did a month ago, but it still hurts. Especially when it's cold. And this morning there is a chill in the air and my pinkie hurts.

And my knee hurts. Boy, my knee hurts.


Julie said…
i think you're trying to say it hurts! LOL
Sarah said…
Have you ever tried arnica gel? If you live in a really small town you might need to order it off something like drugstore.com, but that stuff is amazing for bumps and bruises like that. Put it on right away and reapply per the directions. I use it on Jack all the time too, because I am (very ashamed to be) particularly vain about him being all bruised up. (It really does help that pain too though.)
Anonymous said…
does it hurt?? lol ME:)
Emily said…
I guess Lera has to put her own name up at the side bar to record the falls she has in a year!

Lera, please take care of mummy, a lot of young people and a big guy depend on her!
nikko said…

I hope it heals soon!
FinnyKnits said…
Oh no! Weather attributed pain! Boo!

Maybe you should go as a mummy for Halloween since you may be covered in bandages by then anyway ;)

KIDDING! I'm so mean. Sorry. Be careful, you.
Chara Michele said…
Ouch! I hope it feels better soon!
Stacey said…
Lera...if it makes you feel any better, I am to a klutz...I fell down the stairs last week and broke my last 2 little toes!

I hope you feel better soon.... :)
Diane said…
Arnica is FANTASTIC! It heals my daughters bumps and bruises in a day. True, that your name might need to be added to the sidebar for accidents. Even my husband asks about your boys' stats from time to time! :) Feel better soon.

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