I think I mentioned that I tore three ligaments in my right ankle over the summer. I was in a cast for several weeks, then I moved into a boot for several more weeks and then finally I was in a brace for many more weeks. Needless to say it was miserable. All because I was pulling a box and stepping back and I rolled my foot while in tennis shoes. I chalked it up to just bad luck. Fast forward to about, oh say a few weeks ago. It's the end of the day and I am exhausted like everyone else. I run to get a pedicure and forgot to take my own flip flops. Therefore I have to borrow those rubber flimsy makeshift ones you get from the salon. It starts raining outside... (right about now everyone's imaginations are creating their own scenario, give it up this one is unimaginable.) I walk out of the salon with pretty toes and luckily my car is parked close, right in front of the salon. I take one step down the curb and yes, I go flying and I fall HARD! My Right foot that just got healed folds under and that knee hits the ground. My big toe is the only one that curled under as my fat arse lands on my foot as I hit the ground with a thud. (The above picture is EXACTLY how I landed just different foot and I am not kidding) No getting up graceful here I am in excruciating pain. There is blood all over the knee, the toe has blood all over it not to mention the damn gravel and dirt now in-bedded in my Lincoln Park After Dark favorite polish! First concern, go back and get polish re done. Second, how am I going to drive home as my foot and toe are throbbing. To wrap this saga up I'll just end with an X-ray and MRI later I have a torn ligament in my right big toe with fluid in it and it hurts like HELL! Which got me to thinking, is clumsiness part of getting older?
How embarrassed am I to have to put another boot on. One friend thinks I need to be wrapped in bubble wrap. I'm not sure I believe at 40 something my brain has already started changing into that elderly category. It could just be that I am a little clumsy or that I need to slow down. Then again, I am not really been accident prone person. All of my injuries from before have come from a sport, like cheer leading or tennis. Yes, cheer leading is a sport stop it! Other studies I have seen believe clumsiness can come with anxiety. The studies show that anxiety traits can trigger clumsy behavior. Distracted thinking, shaky hands, sweaty palms, anxiety hesitation or over thinking. I don't really have anxiety I scored a 10 on the anxiety test, so that can't be the answer for me. How about you? Do you have anxiety? You can take a test to see how severe your anxiety is by CLICKING HERE.
I think clumsiness is just a part of life... yes you may get clumsier as you get older but sometimes you just have a couple of bad episodes. Here are some tips to help with clumsiness. But even these tips aren't going to prevent you from falling or dropping things all the time. I wear gloves when I do dishes and I still drop a plate or two. I think I am at the age where I just have a lot on my mind. My kids are out late, one is away. There is a lot going on and I worry. That is probably my biggest problem. Not age, not anxiety, not even clumsiness just plain old worry. My mind wanders as I worry about all of those I love so much and they are so many of you. I can't stop the worrying. And with the worrying comes lapses in my mind while I am doing chores and yes just walking to the car. Who knows what I was thinking about when I stepped off that curb. I am sure my mind was way past my pretty toes and on to the next thing I needed to do. Probably what the hell was I going to cook for dinner?
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
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