Archives for: June 2007, 03
Sometimes you have to laugh. We're trying to sell our old house and keep an eye on the construction of the new house. Our son needs a roommate for graduate school, and our daughter needs a summer job. I'm finishing the last yearbook deadline, and I'm helping my parents deal with their health problems.
In the midst of all that, I broke my toe. My husband and daughter were watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" on TV. I was getting ready to go for a swim. My thongs were in the garage, so I walked through the den barefooted. A scene from the show caught my ear, and I started watching as I walked. I wrapped my little toe around a chair leg and heard it snap.
There's not much to do for a broken little toe except to tape it to the other toes so that it heals straight. Wearing shoes that give good support helps too. Nonetheless, the next morning, it really hurt. I took Advil for pain and inflammation. The second morning a third of my foot was green, and the toe was dark purple, but the pain was less. I took Advil again to keep the inflammation down. Late in the afternoon I noticed that little blood vessels were breaking in both ankles. That was scary. I got on the internet and found out that a lot of things could cause blood vessels to break. Many of them are catastrophic, but one of the simple ones is aspirin or Advil. I put that together with my BTD knowledge that Type Os tend to have thin blood and stopped the Advil immediately. I increased my Vitamin C and bioflavanoids. The breakage stopped the next day and the red marks began to fade.
I've kept a pretty fast pace this year. I was looking forward to slowing down in July. Suddenly the broken toe has forced me to slow down right now, whether I'm ready or not. No more rushing here and there trying to cram one more thing into an already busy schedule. If something on the list doesn't get done, it won't be the end of the world. I can only walk so fast.
As I was doing the dishes tonight I was listening to a CD. I heard the line, "I must tell Jesus. I cannot bear these burdens alone." I laughed. That is the truth!