Twisted

Dear Power-above-of-all-things-ankles,

2013 I will remember, for you and mostly only you. First one friend and then another,  at work, had major ankle issues and surgeries this year. While I was just about realizing how difficult these injuries are, you ensured I really did understand. In the same week a dear dear blog friend, Paa and I hurt our ankles. The degree of severity were different but suffered we all did.

It is true that we don’t realize the importance of any part of our body till we hurt it and hence can’t use it. While doctors advised me to stay off my feet and reduce my activity level to bare minimum, I hobbled behind kids and went about my day to day life. I still pay the price of that excess activity but it can’t be helped.

I have not cribbed much, I can not cursed a whole lot, but I really could have done without this latest curve ball that you threw our way. A happy, smiling, active kid, doing exactly what kids do – ran, stopped, turned and feel down in pain. A trip to the store where she was excited about the new bedding we were buying for her, ended in tears and an ER visit.

Do I thank you that it only turned out to be a twisted ankle and not a broken bone? Or do I tell you about a child’s inability to deal with extreme pain? Or do I talk about the child who is so brave that even though she dreads the icing sessions because they hurt so much she goes ahead with them because they will make it all better? Or do I talk about a super active kid who sits in one place smiles and asks for books as we go around doing things? Or do I tell you about the child who woke up crying in the middle of the night saying she was scared? Or do I tell you about how she wanted to go to school because her friends would be there and smiled through all the pain to get there, only to burst out in tears when she could not practice for her winter performance with her friends, which she has been looking forward to for a while now?

I know it is part of life and part of growing up but can we be done with all this now? We have had enough of you and I would not wish you on anyone but can you please move on? Or better still with the festival season and the new year around the corner, can you please go on a long, extended vacation? I promise we will not miss you.

Thank you much,
-An angry mom

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35 thoughts on “Twisted

  1. Buzz hurt her ankle?! That’s it, I am going to beat the crp out of ankle-injury-incharge. What on earth is happening here?

    You know what works as good as ice? Kisses. Trust me. And somebody telling the ankle in a stern voice to not bother her while pointing the index finger. Please do it for me will you?

    That said, she’ll be up and running in no time. Kids – they dust off everything sooner than us.

    Lots of kisses!

  2. Oh Comfy…. I really wish – pray that Buzz recovers and forget all about this and the pain in no time…. take care !!! I am having slight pain in certain positions which I have been ignoring till now but I will have to give it a serious thought now.

  3. It hurts to even read about the little one suffering an injury. To see an active kid confined to her seat is just so heart wrenching 😦

    But..I know she’ll recover in no time! My tight hugs and kisses on those sweet cheeks.
    You are really brave and strong my dear.

    Hang in there Comfy. Take care of yourself too.

  4. I am catching up on your posts while I was smiling reading all other posts, this made me so sad. I hope she is feeling better by now. Sending loads of positive vibes on your way. Get well soon sweetie!!

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