Wednesday, October 8

My 1800th post.



...had to be extra special.

I fell and broke my ankle yesterday. Required surgery and apparently a metal plate. I guess I'll need a note to go through airport security from now on.

My ex is here for a couple days while the anesthetic wears off (that's the awful part for me, the anesthetic more than the ex...) and after that all the things I do for the three kids will either get done or they won't. I'm going to comb through the services available here and take advantage of whichever ones will have me.

Sorry if posting is a little light during this time...it's a bad time for a blogger to be down, I know.

Keep me in the Light, folks, and thanks.

61 comments:

  1. Feel better. You are held in the light, for sure!

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  2. Yikes! Sorry to hear that. I've had quite a few sprains in my day (mostly during soccer), and they're painful enough, but a break? Gah. Take care of yourself, and heal well...

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  3. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Speaking as someone whose legs and feet have been nothing but trouble over the years I truly empathize with you. Take it easy, don't stress and definitely take advantage of any programs that can help out while you heal.

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  4. Ouch! Take care of yourself. Is it the anesthetic or the ex that is hard to take?

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  5. take care of yourself, BG!

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  6. Holy Cow!

    My sincerest sympathies!

    Now you will have your very own personal barometer.
    Mine aches like a bastard when the weather changes suddenly for the worse.

    Best wishes!

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  7. Oh noes!

    Hope you have a speedy recovery! Take good care of yourself!

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  8. Ouch. Get Well Soon.

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  9. Anonymous12:49 PM

    Hope you heal up quick and that you get the chance to use your enhanced footwear on some conservative butts.

    moioci

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  10. wow, oh wow. take it easy and i'll send healthy vibes your way!

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  11. wow, oh wow. take it easy and i'll send healthy vibes your way!

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  12. Kicked ass a little too hard, eh?

    ;>)

    Get well soon.

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  13. Buck up BlueGal!!! My thoughts are with you, and hope for a speedy recovery. I had a rod and five pins put in my leg myself, and recovered 100%, and I know that you will too. It's sad to hear we won't get your insights at the moment, but am sure you'll be back in full swing in very short order. Once again, feel better my friend, and heal quickly.

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  14. "Kicked ass a little too hard, eh?"

    Really.

    Take care and feel better soon. Those hurt big time. Be patient. It'll take a while.

    Holding you in the Light.

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  15. Sorry to hear about that BG. Hope you get better soon.

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  16. I wanted to kick my TV a couple times during the debate, too. Fortunately for both me and the TV, it's up high... and my karate skillz are non-existent. :)

    Take care o' yerself!

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  17. This just means your victory dance will be a little wobbly.
    Relax and enjoy a couple Vicoden martinis

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  18. Liberal welfare bloggers who keep having babies and take advantage of the system is exactly why we can't have single-payer. Thanks BG. At least you got a cool boot out of it.

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  19. Damn. Take it easy. And do all the rehab so you can dance at Obama's inauguration.

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  20. Ouch. Sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself.

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  21. gee- you took the phrase 'break a leg' literally :) feel better- 'that one '08' needs your voice :)

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  22. If it weren't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all, woman!

    Any surgical panties?

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  23. roses are red, ankles are busted, republican pols, are not to be trusted. get better soon babe.

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  24. Ask Congress if you can borrow some of their healthcare and have the kids kick things in the meantime.

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  25. Eighteen hundred is quite a few, but not enough to wear out an ankle! Does this mean you need an absentee ballot? Metal detectors are a pain, but if they had an awesome blogger detector you would make it explode.

    -Doug in Oakland

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  26. Tengrain8:17 PM

    You know, BG, cake would have been sufficient to celebrate your 1800th post.

    wishing you back on your feet in no time,

    Tengrain

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  27. Good luck, Blue Gal. I hope you have some new friends nearby--or family--to help out.

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  28. The Annster had to replace her knee couple years ago. So you're right, they will wand you. Good news is they gloss all over on the guns and shit.

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  29. GAH! B-Gal, I'm so sorry! The "Feel better soon" thing really doesn't work with a break, so... I hope you feel better eventually.

    Good luck! - T

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  30. Gosh, BG, sorry I'm late, fucking off takes time. I brought tissues, ice cream, chocolate, cheetos, potato chips, some butter cake and assorted candy.

    What in the name of God were you doing?? That sounds like a REAL NASTY break. There's gotta be a post or two there. Six weeks of Da BOOT. Better wear it too, or you'll get another six week sentence when they see it hasn't healed. Yeah, been there, done that. The bad news: Your left calf is going to shrink. The good news: Obama will be president when you're free again!

    Feel better!

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  31. taylorbad12:32 AM

    What they all said.

    Also, when you get to the point of doing physical therapy, do absolutely everything your physical therapist tells you to do. My sister is a PT and her wisdom is, "The doctor can fix you, but the PT heals you."

    Be well. You have a lot of people sending you the love vibe.

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  32. Damn BG, so sorry to hear of your sitch. Best thoughts to you and your family, indeed.

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  33. Being an organic creature deep in a gravity well can be damned inconvenient for such an active person as your luminous self. Here's hoping you heal fast and strong! But do take time to let your body rest, won't you? All my best wishes for recovery at every level.

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  34. Feel better, Blue Gal! You're in our thoughts.

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  35. I'm sending all my spare Karma your way.

    As well as good thoughts. Mend quickly friend.

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  36. Sorry to hear about the ankle. I broke my foot back in Jan of this year so I know what you are up against. I found crutches impossible to haul my considerable ass around on and wound up just hopping around on one foot until I could walk again. I hope you don't have the same experience. As long as you remember that Percocet is good for you then you will be just fine. Holding you in the light!

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  37. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Feel better soon!

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  38. Get better Blue Gal. We need you for the long stretch. Down the home stretch. Or whatever else we do. Keep it up and thanks for you insights.

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  39. Feel better, BG. Try to embrace your R&R, as busy as you might be. And here's to a speedy recovery.

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  40. Add my wishes for a very speedy recovery!!

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  41. Saratoga SAVOY10:48 AM

    Here is to a speedy recovery so you can get up and have a victory dance with us in November!

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  42. Hey Blue Gal

    Old fart in SC here. If your going to kick ass make sure it's a good one. We need you. Maybe this little story will cheer you up:
    From my old friend GB in Vermont
    While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year old rancher, a doctor struck up a conversation with the man. Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President.

    The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Palin is a post turtle."

    Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

    The rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."

    The rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. "You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, she doesn't know what to do while she is up there, and you just have to wonder what kind of dumb-ass put her up there to begin with."


    Get well quick Girl!

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  43. Like a number of others I, too, literally feel for you, because I did the same thing about six years ago, and then I did my knee in last month.

    The good news is, even with all of the hardware they installed in my ankle (see photo at link), I don't have any problem with airport security, and I've flown through a number of large and small airports since it happened.

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  44. Get well soon bg. But what's with the light blogging? You weren't toe typing were you?

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  45. Unless you type with your toes - get back on that keyboard. You go blog girl. Get well.

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  46. Hang in there, BG. And don't stress your leg or yourself. We all know you've already done the work of four or five dozen bloggers.

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  47. Get well soon!

    As someone with a titanium hip, I can attest that a note won't get you anywhere. Expect to be wanded. However, it's no big deal, provided you're mentally ready for it and you leave yourself a little more time.

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  48. Hey, be sure to take your vitamins and especially take extra calcium and vitamins A and D. The calcium is not only necessary for your bones (and the A and D help in absorption), but also helps your muscles relax and heal. Whenever you break a bone, it causes trauma to all the tissues surrounding it as well.

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  49. 1800 has always been an unlucky number for me too.

    Feel better and heal quickly.

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  50. Get well soon. Being in a CAM boot, sux.

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  51. I didn't know you were that talented? (I am assume that you type with your toes since you say the posting will be light because of the injury...) jk

    Get well soon and get back to work ya slacker. :)

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  52. Fuck. I forgot to even mention this.

    WATCH OUT FOR THE DAMN BLOOD CLOTS!!!!

    I thought I was out of the woods, getting off crutches just after Thanksgiving when I broke my ankle, when two months to the day after the accident, I ended up in the ICU with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. One day I was crutching around blocks at a time, and the next I started having a little bit of breathing trouble, which I attributed at first to the extra effort of walking without the crutches. Then I passed out at the bottom of a staircase. I didn't have any of the other symptoms of deep vein thrombosis like pain in the leg.

    Doesn't happen for most people, but if you do start to feel even the slightest bit out of breath, get thee to the hospital immediately.

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  53. I have done this; and it is no fun at all. Keep off your feet (elevate 'em) and take a bit of a rest! You work hard!
    Blessed Be, honey, and the Mother is with you.

    "Find one in every car. You'll see."
    Pepper

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  54. I have done this; and it is no fun at all. Keep off your feet (elevate 'em) and take a bit of a rest! You work hard!
    Blessed Be, honey, and the Mother is with you.

    "Find one in every car. You'll see."
    Pepper

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  55. Hope you feel better soon!

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  56. Sorry to hear about your losing a kicking match with the TV during the debate the other night.

    Same thing happened to one of my officemates recently (while walking the damn dog). She's been home bound for 6 weeks now (in large part because our 2nd floor office is not ADA-compliant).

    Of course, extra time should allow for more, not less blogging. From a selfish perspective, I hope that happens.

    Mend well.

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  57. Gimp shoes are the bestest!

    As always, in my thoughts.

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  58. Hi, I read about your accident on Enigma's blog. I'm so sorry!

    I broke my left one years ago and ended up with a metal plate and seven screws inside it for a year. I learned the hard way to do everything I could to keep that foot warm as if it got cold, it felt like there was ice inside my foot with all that metal.

    Hope you feel better asap!!

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  59. I hope you broke that kicking conservative ass.

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  60. Blue Gal- I am sorry to hear about your ankle. I sense it leading you in a new direction.

    Ok, that's a load of hooie (sp?), but can kinda generically be true like a fortune cookie. Rest up. My baby brother has a titanium hip and it is the coolest!

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