Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Didn't Know....

Last Sunday or should I say Monday (b/c it was midnight on Sunday which is technically Monday) I finally rounded up a crew to play night games (some people think night games are for little kids...I do not). It was dark...no light, crisp cool air, and great hiding spots which make for a perfect set up. After a while of hiding it was my turn to seek (piece of cake right?)...I'm very good at outwitting the opponent...I mean my acting skills to fake them out are seriously crazy!!! I was done counting...and I was in pursuit of Pauli (fast cat like reflexes but no match to mine) barefoot...it's easier to run that way...and you get a lot more speed. I was chasing him and just as I reached out to claim my victory *POP* I heard it pop as if someone were holding it up to my ear...I couldn't be bothered with it so I continued to gain my victory, but then.......the pain set in...I was unable to use my foot...ouch ouch ouch ouch....breathe breathe was all that came to mind. Everyone around me could see something was wrong (I don't give up that easy I'm soooooo competitive...a weakness and a strength which is a whole other blog topic)....what's wrong Jen what's wrong are you ok? Yeah I'm good I'm so good don't even worry...I couldn't show I was in pain that would indicate weakness! I continued to play as if nothing happened (deep down dying inside...it hurt so much) not thinking that if I continued to play on an injured foot it could make it worse. We eneded shortly after...I was happy to go home and nuture my foot....the next morning I woke up and to my surprise my foot was worthless....I crippled myself. I spent the day "relaxing"....on the couch watching tv (BORRRRRING!) When my dad came home for lunch I was so excited b/c I was so thirsty! I couldn't even get up to get water! I didn't know how much I depended on BOTH of my feet. Dr. Manti Su'a diagnosed the injury as a "snapped longitudinal arch" which will eventually get better with time. It's been over a week...it still hurts....sniffle...tear. Looking on the bright side...I'm so grateful to have feet that work. I'll remember that this Thanksgiving when we name what we're grateful for at the dinner table.

5 comments:

Calley said...

I had no idea that arches snap...whoa! (Joey style). Hope you get better soon, until then just ring your little bell while sitting on the couch! :)

MAUGA3 said...

Hi Jenilyn you're so cute. Still a kid at heart..love it!!!

Sarah and Brian said...

If I remember correctly, you are the biggest PUPPY GUARDER in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!! I recall several instances of hide and seek at Amys house with you...It's your story so tell it like you want, I'm just sayin'. I can't imagine the pain you felt however, that's why I don't play night games. :)

ginalex said...

so you dont do anything just let it heal on its own? wow thats crazy.

gabegen said...

oh man, i hope that heals soon!