She saved the day! Literally. So amazing, and don't know what I would do without this woman. She was there within a few minutes of my call, fully understanding just how upset/frustrated/furious (with myself) I would be at having this happen. She set me up in her downstairs bedroom (no stairs, phew), got me tea, clothes, strong painkillers, a platter of delicious snacks, a big bag of frozen chips to stick on my foot, various things I might need like a computer, notepads, Netflix on her giant TV etc, and a bottle of red (to go with the codeine in case the pain got worse!). She's the best nurse hey. (Thank you so much Annie!!)
Here I am asking the universe, why, oh why did this have to happen?? Is this karma for thinking that I could get everything done that I wanted to (work, business, running, exercise classes, writing, seeing friends, AND walk everywhere)?!?
It is not as painful this morning, but I still can't put any weight on that foot or walk on it. I can hop on my other leg, which seems to be a pretty intense and exhausting workout in itself, so at least I can get to the bathroom and back. Win. It's definitely not as bad as the time I twisted my ankle (again, while running in the dark with a million things on my mind) in Xiamen, China a couple of years ago, when my foot was GIANT. And thinking back, that took TWO weeks until I could run again!!! :( I am hoping my recovery will be a lot quicker than that this time round. I potentially have the Lake Macquarie Half Marathon in a fortnight! I am all for positive thinking and the power of the mind, so, if you need me, I will be lying here with my foot elevated, thinking all kinds of rainbow-and-unicorn-esque positive thoughts: