21 June 2009

Off My Feet AGAIN!

Remember last year when I had the foot surgery and couldn't do anything for a while? Well, I'm off my feet again due to a gigantic pothole (read: missing sidewalk piece) in front of the Metropolitan Museum in NY.

A classmate, my Art Librarianship professor (who is my absolute favorite professor ever -- the most fascinating class), and I were leaving the museum on our way to Penn Station when, not looking at the sidewalk, I fell into the hole and broke my foot.

At the time, I didn't know it was broken, but it hurt very badly as I limped along. Prof. asked if I wanted to go to the emergency room, but I said no, I'd just head home and ask John to drive me to my friend Lon, the doctor. It was a three-hour office visit (!), but they have an x-ray machine there, so we were able to see where the bone had chipped. Thankfully, it's not a big chip at all and doesn't require surgery. It just hurts a lot and, when I'm not in bed or on the sofa with my air-casted leg iced up and elevated, I'm crutching around like a bull in a china shop.

I will go visit the doc who did the surgery last year, at Lon's recommendation, since he may have some special suggestions about how best to handle (or not) things. Fun!

All that to say, it might be even longer than I thought before I'm back standing on my feet all day baking. Great.

However, I do have an update in the hopper for after the semester ends. I just wanted to give you fine folks a quick update and let you know I haven't forgotten you at all.

If it's not one thing, it's another. Oh well.

9 comments:

Lori Jablons said...

Deb! That royally bites! I hope you feel better soon. Same thing happened to me getting off the bus at B'way and 72nd. I didn't break bones, but I snapped a tendon in my ankle, and girl, that was entirely painful. Sending healing vibes...

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Lori! I appreciate the healing vibes.

Courtney said...

Oh no! You poor thing! I HATE being in a cast and on crutches...I am recovering from a stress fracture so I know all too well :o(. Take care of yourself and stay off of it! Listen to your doctors! Don't push it too far too fast...you want it to really heal. I am sorry--I hope you feel better soon!

Courtney

Ricki said...

So sorry to hear this, Deb! Hope you are back on your feet again soon.

Deb Schiff said...

On behalf of my very colorful left foot, thanks, Ricki!

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Courtney. I need that reminder because I'm good for doing way too much too soon. It just stinks because I'm so close to the end of the semester and will miss two of each of my classes and two days of internship this week. :(

Oh well.

Vegetation said...

Ugh, that's awful! Feel better soon Deb!

Hannah said...

Hope you're feeling better soon and back to cooking up a storm before you know it. :)

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks a bunch, Hannah!