How I jinxed myself into injury!
Hi, my name is Natalie and I’ve always been a little accident prone and very clumsy. I’d been doing good on the clumsy-ness lately though, really, I was. Well, apart from a month or so ago when I really hurt my toe, but anyway. On the weekend, I caught up with one of my longest friends Kylie. We headed up to Leura for a delicious vegan lunch at Rubyfruit.
Kylie and I grew up across the road from each other and would often out-do each other in our clumsy-ness & on the drive up, I mentioned how I felt that I’d grown out of said clumsy-ness. Well, I think in that moments some trickster God was listening and decided to prove me wrong.
I went out shopping yesterday, and on my way out of Myers, I slipped and fell. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but one minute I was walking, the next I was sliding, and then bam, I was on the ground and in a world of pain. My parents were on the level below me, so I pulled out my phone, all the while crying my eyes out. This lovely couple, who couldn’t speak much English rushed over to my rescue. They got me tissues and the man went and got a seat and somehow managed to get me up and into it, whilst another man went and alerted the center.
Now that I think about it, I must have looked a right mess, but I didn’t care, cause PAIN! Security came, cleaners came (I slipped on some sort of sticky substance, it was kind of like a slushie had been spilt and dried a little making it really tacky). At one point there must have been around 6 people all around me. I didn’t know you could actually skin yourself on tiles, but I scuffed up my knee a tiny bit, but the main pain was in my foot.
I had ice applied to my foot, transferred to a wheel chair and taken off to the medical center to get my stats done, see a doctor and get an x-ray. Nothing appeared broken, but it was sent off to a specialist to see if he could see anything (small fractures etc) which I’ll find out hopefully tomorrow.
I was supposed to fly back to Melbourne tomorrow, but have to postpone my flight a couple of days (For the first time this year I decided to fly Jet Star instead of Tiger, so hopefully I don’t have to pay TOO MUCH to reschedule). Can you even take crutches into an airport or on a flight?
So now, I’m in Sydney, in my old room, in my Grandmother’s old bed, still in a world of pain. I didn’t get much sleep last night because my whole body was throbbing. Seriously, my foot, my knee, my wrist, my left butt cheek, my back. Yeah, i’m feeling pretty sorry for myself and very whiny.