So, after getting our brand new (to us) washer and dryer home, we notice this lovely part has totally melted.
It's the terminal block- where the plug gives power to the rest of the machine. So, we replaced it- yay!
course, we kind of knew there was a blockage somewhere because the tub
had issues draining recently, but we were kind of hoping it wouldn't
effect the draining of the washer and dryer. Ha. It did. So, as it
drains, water starts going EVERYWHERE, and I was in the kitchen grabbing
celery out of the fridge coz I was hungry (yeah, that desperate for a snack, lol) and heard water pouring out of the drain. So, I run into the laundry room, and as soon as I hit the wood floor, my feet fly out from under me and I land flat on my back. Somehow, in this cartoon-esque fall, I managed
to kick the living shit out of the furnace- which happens to be raised a
good 4 inches off the floor. (You can see in the above picture the 2x4
the furnace sits on- that what my feet came up under and hit)
My poor feet right after the fall (ok, maybe 15 mins later, I had to change and crawl around the room for a few minutes first)
And this is my poor foot this morning in the ER.
After trying, and failing, to get to the kitchen for a drink last night, I almost passed out- to the point I heard
the tell-tale swishing sound in my ears and felt pins and needles all
over my body- even my vision was fading in and out. So, like any super
sleepy and in massive amounts of pain person would do, I yelled
my head off for Jay. Who came running in his sleep. He realized my back
was dripping with sweat even though it was like 65 in the house last
night, and grabbed a chair and paper towel for me... I tried to cool
myself off best I could and take a few sips of
water. Once my head came back, I hobbled into the bedroom and passed
out til the alarm went off 3 hours later.
work and told the answering machine what happened, and the on-call lady
called me back an hour later. Told me to go to the doc, and let her
know what they said. So, I wallowed in bed needing to pee but unable to
walk for about an hour, then we got up and Jay brought me some cereal so
I could take my medicine, then we hobbled to the car and to the ER.
I must say, they were very efficient today! Right after they checked me in, they wheeled me right back to a room! (I was
in a wheel chair) Never has that happened before. I even brought a book
to read- and so did Jay. lol. The doctor came back after he looked at
my xrays and was making a face. Apparently, I have
a non-displaced fracture of the 4th & 5th proximal phalanx. Pretty
much, the bone of my pinky toe and the toe next to it broke in a Y shape
(on its side) on the bone closest to my foot itself.
So, I'm in a goofy shoe that doesn't bend and on pain meds, which I do NOT plan on taking that often and definitely off work til the weekend and maybe off longer. We'll just have to see. Of course, I can't drive either, which is driving me nuts. I need to go to the office, but Jay is sleeping. I also
need my crutches out of the attic, but again.... the boy is asleep.
I'm going to have to wake him up soon. I'm glad he's home with me today
In an almost unrelated note, yesterday (when all this
clusterfuck happened) was the 11th anniversary of my cousin, Drew's,