Monday, May 28, 2012


things just don't go as planned! :( I was all ready (super excited!) to go gallivanting around the beaches of the Riviera Maya in Mexico with a few of my friends this weekend until.....

Friday afternoon, about 3:00-ish. I was walking down the hallway in my school when my walking cast boot slipped a little and my foot slightly twisted. It hurt at the time, but since it hurts most of the time anyway, I didn't think too much of it.

Fast forward 3 hours: Instead of getting ready for my last-date-with-the-boyfriend-before-I-leave dinner, I'm sitting on my bed, with my ankle absolutely throbbing and realizing that since I can't put any weight on it, I might want to get it checked out....and a sinking feeling about my flight early the next morning and a 5-day international trip started to hit me.

Several teary phone calls later, the boyfriend and I made the trek to the emergency room to get my ankle looked at....on Friday evening...on Memorial Day a busy, crowded  hospital waiting room...ugh! That was one of the most crowded hospital waiting rooms I've been in and unfortunately, I've been in a lot.

A few hours later, I was told I had re-sprained my ankle (this one was described as a "bad" one, as if my other sprain was a good one? Really? Haha...) and was fitted in this lovely splint and given crutches and told to put no weight on my foot until I got into see an orthopedist as soon as possible....

I hate those crutches so much already! Grr!

So needless to say, I was not able to go on my trip but was SO SO relieved that I had bought travel insurance, so I will get reimbursed for my flight and I think I should be able to get at least a voucher for the resort, if not a refund. SO glad I bought that insurance!  And really, after a heart-to-heart with my boyfriend, I realized that things could be soo much worse and that I'm fortunate enough that I can even think/plan things like this trip and that right now my focus (and only focus!) is getting healthy again.

So although I would have loved to have this as my view this weekend 

One day, Mexico--you and I will get acquainted, I hope!

instead of this

Literally, this was what I saw all weekend. :(

I am very grateful that I have an awesome boyfriend who took care of me all weekend, since the rest of my family had already left for out of town trips before I had even hurt myself again! So great to have him there to get me food and water, fill my prescriptions, dry a few tears and keep me company during a slow and kind of boring weekend!

(And I'm glad we made it through the weekend together with only a few minor disagreements--apparently it's a universal rule that no one talks during the TV show Cops. Hmph. Well, I had never heard that rule before. Haha...)

And on a day like today when we remember those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom, I really should not complain about anything but instead feeling incredibly grateful for all the blessings that I have in my life.... :) 



Kim said...

Oh no Erin!!! I am SOOO sorry to hear about your foot!! That is so awful! But Mexico is not going anywhere and you will enjoy it that much more without the cast when you get there! So great to have the insurance, but I am so sorry you weren't able to make it to your trip :(

Shannon said...

That's too bad about your trip. What a bummer!! But good thing you got insurance. I've never bought travel insurance but it sounds like maybe I should from now on!

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