November 14, 2009

And on the Injured list: Melissa Spaid. Again.

Pictures first, then read the story.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Thursday I walked with Maggie and Zayli to the park by our apartments. I thought, "Oh, what a beautifully sunny Southern fall day. Let's go play!" We played with the other children at the park, we picked up acorns and threw them in the stream, and then, it happened.

We were chasing each other. I caught up to Zayli and picked her up, football style, and was running around the playground area to catch up to Maggie to pick her up, too. Well, I caught up to Maggie, we ran into each other, stumbled, and I got off balance. I knew I would crush Zayli if we fell together, so I let her go. She went flying out the side and did a belly flop on the ground, and I fell. SPECTACULARLY. Like someone should've been videotaping me I'd win the $10,000 prize on America's Funniest Home Videos spectacular fall.

In the process, my left knee bent quite oddly and in bad directions and popped a whole bunch and when I landed, I knew it as bad. I tried to get up, and my leg buckled from under me. I was totally discombobulated and it took me a couple of minutes to find my phone (I was sitting on it!) to call Tyler.

I had to have someone interrupt the Director's meeting to get him, and he had to come down to the park with a coworker to get me in the car. He even had to drive his car through the grass to the playground to get me. (see picture 1)

After much agony and crying, I was in the car with everyone. I called Dixie to explain that I nearly crushed her child & scratched her glasses, blew out my knee and we had to go to the hospital. We brought the girls to Tyler's work (they munched on ice cream sandwiches and hot chocolate while they waited for Dixie to pick them up - "Grandma Annette" is sure gracious with the snacks and ensured that those girls will love her forever!).

I never thought I would be in the ER two times in one year for my own injuries!!! I have one or several torn ligaments and get to visit an orthorpedic surgeon next week. In the meantime, I have a knee stabilizer (see picture 2) I have to wear all the time, can't walk and have to be on crutches, again. I HATE CRUTCHES! Oh boy!!!


Janet Yates said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I'm so sorry Melissa. I can't believe you're injured again. Were the girls scared when you stayed on the ground and couldn't get up? I hope you heal quickly.

Melea said...

Poor Melissa! But, I have to say, I love that you used the word "discombobulated". That's just fun to say! :) Hope you heal quickly.