Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Doh! Revised.

The last entry "Doh!" seems silly now. THE real DOH!! happened. Bashing my head in and getting prego (fake, of course) has nothing on this "Doh!". I sprained my ankle really badly 18 days ago.

(This picture was taken 14 days after the sprain. I am bruised all the way up to my knee!)



How did it happen, you ask? Well....

See that "hill" at the end?! Well, I climbed to the top (probably 6+ feet) and lost my balance. I slid down the hill, tried to catch myself, my foot went in, my leg went out and I heard two loud pops. And then felt the surge of pain....




This was taken about a week after. Compare the ankles. :)


This was taken today. 18 days after it happened. It's been iced and elevated constantly and not much is changing....sigh.



The TLC is now my best friend (along with the crutches AND boot).





I have realized SO many things that I am thankful for through this fun experience.

#1 I am grateful for a healthy body that can allow me to do SO much. I am grateful for two feet and two legs.

#2 I am SO eternally grateful for Christlike friends and family. My parents were able to come down for a few days right after it happened. It was SO wonderful. I love my parents so much. My roommate Jamie is so kind. She is always helping me and does SO much! My siblings were great when I went home for Thanksgiving, they served me constantly. My ward has been amazing and supportive. I am surrounded by GREAT, charitable, Christ-like people. Thank you!!

#3 I am grateful that this happened this time of year. I have breaks all of the time. I don't have to take the time off of work and yet I have so much time to rest, elevate, ice and heal!

#4 I am grateful for cars! I can't wait to drive one again...someday.

It's been a major DOH!

19 comments:

Andrea said...

Holy Cow! That is the fattest ankle that I have ever seen. I can't wait to see it when I am there.

Kiley said...

Oh my goodness Jennica! That's looks horribly painful! I am so sorry. How long do they expect it to heal?

Castle Family said...

That is the worst sprain I'v ever seen! Time to get out the bucket girl! (Ice bath) You'll probably cry, but you NEED to do it!

Tara said...

Jennica! I'm so sorry!!! I hope the pain goes away and the swelling goes down soon. Take care!

Molly said...

Are you even grateful for family members who won't scrub your feet? {I Don't think I will ever let you live that down..... :)}

Mona said...

When I first read "TLC" I thought of the TV channel, which is pretty great, too.

And be glad that you don't have a permanent cankle. YIKES!

Hope it heals soon.

Jamie Pearce said...

Love the pics! You have been such a trooper through all of this. I'm so lucky to live here and I appreciate your friendship. You're the bomb!

Wendy said...

Worst Cankle ever !!! Hope you can walk when we go to Mexico.

Heather said...

total kankle! sad! and super funny you did it on a bounce house. I love your old lady scooter, makes me laugh~!

THE NIELSONS said...

Oh my gosh Nica! Your poor kankle! I can't believe that!I love your scooter though...I wish I had one to get around on campus:) And I LOVE your new hair...I think that you Castle girls are just GORGEOUS! Seriously, it looks so good! Can't wait to see you in a week in Mexico! Oh, and your prego costume was so funny!

Heidi said...

Doh! is right.. Darn it Homer.
Did you do it for the sweet ride? I bet you love that scooter. Are you bringing it to MX? Elias will LOVE it. He likes anything with wheels.
Hope all is well (besides the obvious)
Blessings! Can't wait to play and find sea shells in MX!@
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CeeJ said...

OH MY GOSH!!! And I thought I had acquired some good bruises!
I'm impressed!!! I take pictures of my best bruises too!! (So I can have proof!!) I usually get them doing something fun and crazy!!

Man, you've got me beat by a LONG shot!!!!

D'oh! Bart!! ;) I love your cheerful attitude. You're my idol. :)

THE BENTLEYS said...

prima!!!!
i had heard about it... that is soooooo sad. are you getting better yet? i am jelous that you watched movie after movie after movie with molly... do you need another babysitter? i can make arrangments?

THE BENTLEYS said...

my dad says you have a boot now? hope your enjoying the warm mexico beach... oh wait, you live in warm... hope your enjoying your life....with a beach:) love you prim!! your the best!

Mortensen Family said...

WOW, even when I was preggo, my ankles (kanckles) didn't swell that big! OUCH!!

And about the Utah mom thing...uh I live in Utah...what does that mean?! Wait, I am originally from Colorado...phew...I am safe! :)

Kiley said...

How is that ankle?

Heidi said...

Okay~
time to update the blog. I am getting a little tired of checking in everyday just to see the same old post.
Please for the love of Heidi...update your blog.

Wendy said...

I agree with heidi....time to update your blog !!!@#@$@%$!

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