Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My broken Leg and MacGyver

So for all of you who are wondering how I broke my leg, I thought it was time that I told you... I slipped on wet grass. Yep you heard me right, it was nothing exciting, thrilling or worth all this pain. 
So as I slipped on wet grass I heard the bones breaking, (which is a totally not cool sound in case you were wondering, in fact I still hear the sound when I close my eyes at night). Everyone around started laughing, because that is the normal thing to do when someone falls (or at least that's what I do and what the people I associate with do).
From there I started screaming, nice loud screams of pain followed quickly by words "PERCOCET!! SOMEONE GET ME PERCOCET!!" I was lying on the wet grass yelling for pain meds (do I sound like an addict or what) A friend yelled "One or Two" I responded with "TWOOOO!!" By this point I had a nice sized audience. And Guess who was in my audience? MacGyver! (That's not her real name, but that is what I will forever refer to her as now.)
So MacGyver is a nurse and she is down by me and she is trying to speak to me. Obviously I was not responding, because the poor girl had to keep repeating herself.
MacGyver: "Do you want me to call an ambulance or do you want me to splint it."
(you may be wondering why they would be calling an ambulance and that was because my ankle would no longer hold a shape. The bone was pushing against the skin and I had to hold my leg in place)
ME: "Huh"
MacGyver: repeats herself
ME: "I am in pain and I don't understand what you are saying"
MacGyver: again repeats herself
ME: "Talk to Adam, No ambulance, Percocet!"
MacGyver:Runs off, and comes back in less than a minute (no exaggeration on time) and comes back with an Ace Bandage, A Ruler, and a Paint Stirrer. Than she proceeds to wrap my leg into place.
Can you believe that. I was amazed. I still am. Who is that smart. I mean I would just run into my house to get a camera so I could take a picture of the gross leg.
Three Cheers for MacGyver!! and Four Cheers for the one who provided the Percocet!!


elizabeth said...

Oh Jen. You never told me the story in that much detail. I feel really sad for you. I mean, I already did. That makes me sad that you were in too much pain to think straight. I'm really glad Mindy, I mean MacGyver, was there to help you. I'm glad it's psuedo-getting better.

The Pagets in Florida said...

So, my father did a similar thing and broke his leg but the grass wasn't wet. Maybe you do need more of those calcium fortified Sonic shakes. Did you know that CBS.com has MacGyver episodes available to watch online... 7 seasons worth. That should adequately numb you while waiting for the pain meds to kick in.

Jenni said...

Hi Jen, I'm so glad you found my blog! It looks like, besides the broken leg, you're doing well and enjoying life. Get better soon!

Ruth and Ammon said...

OH Jen...
I wish I was there. I would have been the one taking the picture. just kidding. no, but really, I hope you get better soon. we miss seeing you around.

Kimberly said...

Jen, I've been really out of the blogging world lately. I'm sooooo sorry to hear about your leg. You still make me laugh though describing it. It looks like you have still been having a good summer so far. We'll see you in a few weeks.

Kate & Nate said...

I promise I wouldn't have laughed ... well, maybe only a little bit

Aim said...

K, Jen that is the funniest story ever! I would have been the same way, where are the drugs! Same thing when I went into labor, I need an epidural now! Happy Birthday Adam! I remember the days cruisin with the top down with Ben Jacob...and Jen you look fabulous as always. Loved the comment about your little one smiling at the cake, too funny. Cute family pics! Thanks for the laugh tonight.

KC Kanenwishers said...

That was a story worth reading! It gave me a chuckle in Paris. Make sure to stash some of those drugs away for a rainy day!