Do unicorns have ankles?

Today is a big day! This is one month to the day since I demolished my ankle. It is also four weeks to the day since my surgery. And what progress do I have to brag about on this big milestone? Nothing! My healing is in a holding pattern. It's like trying to watch a…

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Anatomy of an ankle anarchy

How the hell did you do that?  Wow, you don't mess around, you go all out! These are common comments I get about my ankle injury. Especially from medical people. Broken ankles aren't uncommon. Breaking all three bones is a little more uncommon. Breaking three bones with a complete dislocation is even better. However, the…

Nothing is normal

I gingerly rubbed lotion into my broken leg and foot today. I sobbed. It wasn't painful, it was just the first time I've really and fully touched my bruised, swollen in some places, saggy in others, flesh of that foot since my accident. It has taken three days since the cast removal to work up…

Lady in waiting

Right now my life is all about waiting. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel.  It is a slow, painful, and messy process. I'm very excited for the finished product, but in the meantime I'm just waiting.  Most mornings I'm at home waiting for the workers to show up.  Right now I'm literally waiting…

When I realized that ‘she’ is ‘me.’

She sits on a bench looking at nothing.  Her hair is unwashed and ragged.  Her ill-fitted clothes are mismatched.  She clutches her purse a little too tight and mutters to no one in particular: It's a dead give away that she isn't functioning at maximum capacity. Twenty years ago I would have laughed at this woman.  I would have…

The Unicorn Theory

Everyone loves unicorns.  At least, everyone with a soul. Unicorns are magical. They poop rainbows. And they have a horn... to stab soulless people who don't like them. Win win! I've been obsessed with unicorns since the days of Lisa Frank school supplies.  Unicorns are the unofficial mascot for awesomeness! I've always wanted scientists to…

X Marks the Spot

We all know a treasure map when we see one. Sometimes there are islands and water, other times there are mountains and forests, but there is always a treasure. We immediately know where to find the treasure. Our eyes go straight to the treasure, like a homing device, and we salivate for the glorious goods we know to…