I decided last week to stop talking about sports on Tuesday as I really do not have a lot to say about the subject. I am a major hockey fan (LETS GO DEVILS!) and I started to follow football and baseball when David and I started dating, but in reality I am not a hardcore sports fan like him. So why write about something that I really do not have a passion for? Therefore I will stick to Kayfabe Mondays, Things I Love Thursday, and Fun Fact Friday.
Then I started to think...what can I write about on Tuesdays? I KNOW! MY BROKEN FOOT!
In case you have not seen my other posts or following me on Twitter or Facebook, my full time job is a school teacher in the Jersey City Public Schools. When I was laid off from my part time job at Saint Peters College, I decided to do lunch duty at my school since the pay was the same.
Let us fast forward to March 4th. I have lunch duty with the 4th grade class that I assist with for Math and Language Arts. Since it was a cold day, I decided to keep them upstairs and have recess in the classroom. 11:20am--the time I take them down to the cafeteria. Now when I escort students anywhere, I walk backward. Why? Main reason--to make sure everyone is there and that they are behaving correctly. As I was walking backward, I tripped on something and twisted my body and down I went. Of course some of the students laughed and others helped me get up and I said to the students who laughed "When you get hurt, and I see it, I am going to laugh myself until next week." I walked down the stairs slowly as can be because I could not put all of my weight or any weight onto my left foot. I knew something was wrong. I got the students down to the cafeteria and the teachers I work with told me to go to the nurse and that they would watch my students. I hobbled my way upstairs, called the accident into workers compensation, and called my mom to come get me to take me to the urgent care center.
About 3 hours later I was in a fiberglass splint to reduce the swelling in my foot and I broke the 5th metadarsal, which is the pinky toe, also known as the Jones fracture. I guess it is a common fracture. Anyway, I was placed on a mandated staycation. On March 16th, the splint was removed and I got a hard walking cast. It comes off on April 6th and then we will go from there.
So, how has it been? IT HAS BEEN HORRIBLE! I have the worst cabin fever ever. There is only so much reading, word search puzzles, and interwebs a girl can do. I miss my students. Yesterday was my birthday and it felt like any other day. Due to the rain, my foot has been really sore and throbbing lately so I have been sleeping a lot and keeping it up a lot. I missed Phoenix due to this and I am hope that I do not miss any of my other scheduled adventures with David.
Well, that is what is up in a nutshell. I will write again next Tuesday to let you know the diagnosis.