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 weekend...in 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.... :)