Down but not out

by Richard on August 29, 2004

I feel pretty stupid, I do.

Coming away from church this morning I tripped and fell, for no reason that makes any sense. Accidents happen I suppose. I ended up on my back in a muddy puddle (which is very bad for anyone’s dignity) and bust my ankle up pretty well. So I spent a cheery (not) couple of hours in the local hospital’s casualty department. Nothing is broken save my ego, but I am supposed to be resting completely for a couple of days and then bringing it back into use over the next week or three.

I’m not a happy bunny.

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Ivan The Crank 08.29.04 at 10:34 pm

Richard, it’s bad enough that you had to experience this at all, let alone after church and ending up in a mud puddle. Is it at least bad enough to garner sympathy from your parishoners? Also, and I have to ask, is it the same ankle that you hurt playing tennis two summers ago in Fruitland Park? Anyway, God’s speed in your recovery andI hope your pride recovers just as quickly! Glad you made it home safe and sound! Ivan


Richard 08.29.04 at 10:54 pm

Fortunately the incident wasn’t witnessed by anyone who knew me! I’d like to catch up with the occupants of the 3 cars who were driving by at that time and preach them a sermon on the good Samaritan though!
It isn’t the same ankle as before. I don’t know whether that’s good or not.

I’m thinking of writing a comaparitive consumer report on the 2 hospital that treated me. What do you think?


Bene Diction 08.30.04 at 1:14 am

Richard, er so that is why you can’t sit at the computer to long?
Small wonder.
Sorry about the ankle, hope there are no lasting effects on your back.
I trust you didn’t have to wait around emergency with a wet backside.
Rest up and blog on!


Joel Thomas 08.30.04 at 2:16 am

Everyone should feel stupid now and then. The better to think of God’s brilliance.


Richard 08.30.04 at 8:08 am

I can’t argue with that Joel — I’d just rather it was then rather than now!

I was able to drive myself home and get changed. It was my wife who insisted on the necessity of a hospital visit.


timsamoff 08.30.04 at 2:18 pm

Glad you ankle isn’t broken… I’ve had that experience (with surgery) and it’s not fun. Anyway, some people pay to have the whole mud-on-the-back thing. :)


Olive Morgan 08.31.04 at 5:31 pm

Sorry to hear that you damaged your ankle and your ego, but three weeks is no time at all! It’s much worse with a break or if you suffer from arthritis - or worse! I’ve had two operations on one ankle and three on the other ankle - each time being stuck indoors in plaster for six months! With hindsight, I thank God for it because I found new ways of serving Him that I would never have attempted, and it’s surprising how the weks and months pass when you are happily occupied! Please don’t knock the hospitals. I wouldn’t be walking around as I am now without their care!


Richard 08.31.04 at 7:45 pm

Thanks Olive - I shan’t be knocking the hospital, though the comparison with the American hospital is interesting. But I’m a big fan of the NHS.


Steve 09.01.04 at 11:43 pm

Sorry to hear that mate

Hope it hels up well soon


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