Monday, April 28, 2008

Becoming A Clutz

It seems that lately I have become such a clutz.
I can't hold on to things anymore, I am constantly dropping things.
I have trouble opening anything.
I get winded while doing the most trivial of tasks.
I suppose it is all related to having Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.
I am hoping that the new medications will help with some of these things.
Some of them , however, I may just have to learn to live with and adjust the way in which I do things.
Time will tell.......

Meanwhile, I have taken a Leave Of Absence from work.
This will give me the time I need to get adjusted to the medications.
The timing is rather good, since now that I am not working, I can concentrate on The Wedding!!
The pay kinda sucks, but you can't have everything.

My clutzyness came out full force this weekend.
We had gone to Louisville for the weekend to attend Hartsul's soccer tournament out at Oxmoor.
So we found a hotel nearby with an indoor pool and hot tub.
Lindsey and I had done some shopping and all that walking around carrying bags was taking it's toll on me.
The hot tub was looking very appealing to me.
I thought it would feel wonderful to my tired aching muscles.
So off to the pool area we went.

I always feel a bit silly getting into a pool with my glasses on, so I left them in the room.
I got into the pool, no problem, but since I can't swim, I decided rather soon that I would get into the hot tub. Michael and Hartsul were enjoying the pool.
Lindsey had gotten out of the pool and gone to the hot tub, so I went to join her.

I grabbed the hand rail as I started to step in. Because I did not have my glasses on I was having a hard time seeing the depth of the steps. Lindsey saw that I was having some trouble, but about the time see came towards me BOOM.......down I went.

I misjudged the depth and my foot hit the edge of the step. Because I had a hold of the handrail, I didn't fall into the water, (thank goodness because I would have fallen on Lindsey), but on the edge of the hot tub itself.
How embarassing. I felt like such an idiot.

Then because the edge of the hot tub was wet, I had trouble getting up.
Once I did I felt the pain.....and saw blood.

Great, I thought, now I have to go to the E R to get sewn up from attempting to get into a hot tub, or even worse to have them tell me I broke a bone 5 weeks before my wedding.

Thank goodness it is neither one of those things.
It is just badly bruised and slightly cut.
So now I will be limping around with a sore foot for a few days.
Could have been worse I suppose...........

At least Hartsul's team won 1st place in their division.

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