Saturday, March 27, 2010

a walking disaster.



I've been dying to go on a little road trip for about a month now. When I found this vintage travel bag, I made up my mind that we had to go somewhere in the next few weeks (after a couple family weddings and other things that are coming up).

And then this morning at a family party, I kicked off my shoes to join in on a kickball game at the park. When I ran past first base, my ankle rolled and I heard a really loud crack as I fell down. Diagnosis after hours at urgent care: broken fibula. My first broken bone in 25 years.

Lame. Now I'm stuck on the couch in a splint until I can see an orthopedic specialist.

Looks like I'm not going anywhere for awhile.

38 comments:

  1. ouch! sorry to hear that. maybe use the couch time to catch up on some great tv shows? i'm finishing up last season's mad men tonight. hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Oh no!!! You poor thing! That bag is darling too! Bummer.

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  3. I'm sorry, Angela! That is not good! I feel bad. I wish I could help. Hope you're able to cheer up. Take care!

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  4. p.s. maybe when you're feeling up to it, we should catch the 40's clothing exhibit at PHX art museum. If you're walking that is!

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  5. Maybe you can invent new graphic designs for casts. And we can call you Angalilly. We have crutches for about a dollar at DI.

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  6. dad, i got crutches for FREE from your house.

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  7. Free for you. Somebody had to buy them. You're thinking like a liberal.

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  8. Ugh, crutches are the worst. I broke my toe in high school while chasing my friend's little brother around the house trying to kiss him. It was kind of embarrassing.

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  9. i'm still on the fence about that bag.

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  10. oh no! You poor thing.

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  11. Drink an Izze and watch Mad Men. Those combined always help me to feel better!

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  12. that is such a cute travel bag! i'm so sorry you don't get to use it soon :(

    xo tiffany

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  13. that is terrible. my ankle hurt just reading about it. i'm so sorry. that bag is to die for tho.

    here's to hoping you heal quickly.

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  14. !!! my husband broke his fibula two years ago & it was so scary to hear that crack! live vicariously through other people by reading novels & watching movies haha :]

    hope you're not in too much pain! vicadin is the best. :]

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  15. Angela, people in wheel chairs can go on vacation too. I'm sorry for your poor little bone and hope it feels good soon. I love you!

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  16. i'm so sorry angela! that is no fun. but i don't know what clint is talking about because i have a bag that is basically identical to that and i absolutely love it. i love vintage suitcases like this, i have two. one is my temple bag and i get really excited to carry it.

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  17. sad. im so sorry!!!! sad. but ummm how killer is your travel bag. seriously, you guys have the best thrift stores ever in AZ. i want to go. umm was the kickball game worth it? i bet. kickball rocks. but broken ankles dont. can i send you a care package of some sort? i know you like startburst, what else?

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  18. I'm going to use you as an excuse not to go to some family parties.
    "I would go, but my friend, Angela, just busted her leg at a family party and I just don't think it is a good idea for me to go."
    This wouldn't have happened if you we all DID take that trip to Flag. But no, you had to be so dutiful and go to that family party.

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  19. Oh!! Ouch!! I'm so sorry! Well-- while your on the couch you can plan your amazing mini trip! :)

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  20. oh noes!!! Get better soon.

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  21. ohh that stinks. This is random, but I always get your blog and this other blog mixed up in google reader. Hers has a similar name as yours. She had her wisdom teeth out last week and I'm reading yours thinking, I can't believe she is playing kickball and I can't believe she broke her ankle. Random. but true, hope you heal quickly!

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  22. Oh no! That sucks. :(
    ...Maybe you can plan a trip for after you've healed, which I hope happens quickly.

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  23. So, so sad! What a great time to catch up on books and things. I hope you get better soon, but take it easy. I'll be praying for you!

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  24. yikes! so sad. hope you recover quickly.

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  25. get better soon so you can take your bag to girls camp:)
    ps I think your dad and me could be pals, "thinking like a liberal." -that cracked me up

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  26. Oh, so sad! I always think what it would be like to have a broken bone as an adult. I'm sure it's pretty miserable. Hope it heals quickly.

    Incredible bag!!

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  27. So sorry! hope you get better soon!

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  28. that's awful angela! i'm sorry.

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  29. noooo! Feel better!

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  30. Oh no that's so sad! Hope you get better soon!

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  31. My daddy is an orthopedic. The best there is :) If I do say so, myself.

    I am sorry about your leg :( Bummmmmer!!!

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  32. oh no! i'm so sorry, Angela! i broke my foot when i was in college and was in crutches for a month, so i feel for you. take care!

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  33. I'm sorry about your injury :( You have an amazing bag waiting for you!

    p.s. I just found you through Kates blog.

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  34. Oh no! Prayers are with you, Sweetie! Maybe you guys can do something low key (don't lock yourself in the house!) or even have a picnic on the living room floor.

    Gosh, I have to tell you, though - just looking at that back would cheer me up. And is now sort of inspiring me to ask B to take ME someplace! Mental note: no kickball games during trip preparation.

    Rachel

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  35. Yikes! I hope you're not in too much pain. I've never had any broken bones so I don't know how it feels, but I can imagine and I don't like it! lol

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  36. First off, that bag is quite the find!
    So sorry about your Fibula! Isn't that just the way it always works?!

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  37. love that bag..you master thrift store shopper you.

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