CRACK Goes The Fibula

It was a typical Sunday afternoon in the Fall. The kind of day where you can go for a walk in the middle of the afternoon and not even break a sweat. So, I decided to do just that. After I got my puppy in her leash, my youngest son and I left the driveway and within ten feet **crack**… “Oh, sweet Jesus, no. Dear God, please no. Oh, my goodness. Oh my goodness.” My son saw me fall to the ground in my yard and because of the way I was responding, he knew immediately something was wrong. “Mom, what’s the matter? Mom? Mom?!!” I calmly said, “Please go get your brother” knowing full well that his 8-year old little self could not pull my 42-year old self up from the ground. He proceeded to run into the house and the moment he opened the door, he started screaming as if his mother had just experienced cardiac arrest. No, just a broken fibula. That was 10 days ago. I basically took a step onto the street, or so I thought, and instead stepped off the street and rolled my ankle in a little ditch-like hole thingie. I felt it collapse and heard the crack. (Sorry. But it was loud enough to hear.) A couple of hours and $50 later, I got the report that I had indeed fractured my fibula bone near my ankle. But the good news, according to the registered nurse is that I “could be perfectly fine without a fibula bone in my leg.” Nice. That’s what I wanted to hear. The good news is that the Orthopedic Surgeon said that I don’t need surgery.  The bad news is that I can’t walk for another two weeks (AT LEAST) maybe longer. I can’t drive since it’s my right foot. I can’t move around in the kitchen to cook. I can’t clean the house. I can hardly do anything but sit and read and write and crochet. Or is all of that the good news? 🙂 Pray for me. Heck, pray for my family. It’s not a life threatening issue by any means (perspective) but it’s still putting a strain on the family life.

6 thoughts on “CRACK Goes The Fibula

  1. Praying you heal quickly and enjoy the rest! I haven’t broken a bone since I was 16. I heard it crack too. I thought it was my head (ran into a wall) until I couldn’t move my left arm. My radial bone protected my head. ;o)

  2. Girl! I wish I lived closer and I’d come cook, clean, and make you put your feet up all dang day and night. I know this is hard but enjoy this downtime. I’m sure your men will rally around you. Praying for you this day.

  3. So sorry to hear you broke your fibula and that you cannot do housework, go grocery shopping or any shopping, or cook. I have been praying for you since I first heard. I heard tons of your church family have stepped up to help. Praying it heals fast and with no complications. A good book to read is 1,000 gifts I so loved it.
    Love you 🙂

  4. Praying for you and your family. I’m so happy your church family has been helping out. Praying for them too!!!

  5. Hi Cindy! I pray that each day God will put His healing hand on your fibula and you will be up on your feet again. God will be with you every step of your recovery.God bless and take care always..

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