Sunday, May 18, 2008


Yesterday we decided to have a garage sale.  We are beginning to move out of some of our "baby stuff" and since Parker is our last, we don't need to hang on to things. ;)  So as we were moving stuff out of the garage in the morning to set up for the sale, Parker's (the Crawford's) train table which was standing up on its end in the garage fell on me.  It hit my calf hard and scraped downward...taking off some skin in the process.  I cried like a baby.  It hurt SO badly.  The scrape hurt and burned, but my calf muscles were SO tight.  They felt like they were constantly cramped.  It was swelling, and by the afternoon I had two beautiful purple lumps in the back of my leg.  I was in tears just trying to walk.  After much coaxing from Matt and a friend who used to be a nurse (thx Laura) I went to urgent care.  Apparently, I have torn some muscles in my calf.  If I let it heal properly and stay off of it, it should heal itself in time.  For those of you who know me...that is easier said than done.  But I am doing my best to do the R.I.C.E thing (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and will hopefully be back up and around in no time.

Quote of the day:
"Mama, I don't want to hurt your feelings.  But looking at your leg kinda makes me want to throw up."  -Andrew (8)
*in his defense, it IS swollen and purple, and badly scraped* ;)

PS-  The train table was out in the garage because our hardwood floors have gotten refinished and we have not moved it back in.  We were NOT selling the Crawfords train table at our garage sale. (a sigh of relief all the way in Uganda)

1 comment:

SkinCareMom said...


Can certainly relate and know how much those things hurt~~ crazy! Try your best to keep OFF it ;) I know... with the boys (all 5 of them) easier said than done.