This was a very enlightening phase of my life. And no, I’m not writing this post as a journal entry, penning down every thought and emotion that crossed my mind. No, I’ll never do that. Never on my blog.
All right. So I had multiple fractures in my left foot. My 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsals were broken. Major fracture. I had a cast on my left leg for 6 long weeks and had been advised not to walk at all for at least two months. Bad. When I look back, I do pity myself. If you really check the wiki-link, you will realize a person cannot walk with 60 per cent of the bones that take the whole body’s weight, broken.
Friends, acquaintances, not-so-in-touch-people and nearly everyone poured in their wishes; thank you, that helped a lot. I got my cast removed in 5 weeks instead of 7. 🙂
During that time, I categorized the well-wishers that I had in my life. Only my honest opinions, no offence intended.
1. Genuinely worried well-wishers
3. The-show-off well-wishers
4. I-too-had-a-broken-leg well wisher
Alas! Not many of them will ever have a situation as bad as you have. Neither would you wish that they did. But their stories force you to wish that they do, that too, soon! A torn ligament, a hairline fracture or a single cracked bone, whatever it might be, I can understand how painful it must have been. I totally know the mental and physical pain it involves, no sarcasm here, I really do. But comparing situations would be the last thing the person on the bed would need. I have even heard comments like, “Why are you still sitting on your bed? When I had my tissue torn, I removed my bandage the second day and started running” or maybe “I had a broken bone in my hand, but I still played basketball”. Okay, I get it that you are brave, you can do anything, you may be superhuman, but I’m sorry to disappoint, I’m just a human being, who can not work with 3 bones out of place, broken and not responding.
And now for the how part. I had a fall from a pavement, twisted my foot at a very wrong angle, and thus the fractures. It happened while I was on my regular shopping spree, but as they say:
“Girte hain sheh-sawar hi maidan-e-jung mein. Woh tifl kya gire jo ghutnon ke bal chala karte hain”
Nothing can stop me from shopping, yeah!
That was all that I had for now. See you soon 🙂
P.S. 1) The doctor said the pain will persist for another 6 months. It’s bad. 🙁
To add to it, I have two so very different looking feet that it appears as if they belong to two altogether different persons.
2) I’m not supposed to wear any other footwear but sports shoes. So my shopping spree begins, for different sports shoes, and then for clothes complementing them. 😀 (Whatever happens to my already existing, close to my heart, 12 pairs of sandals and other footwear :-/)