sprained ankle

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2022

Last week I sprained my ankle…again.  This has happened to me before.  I am so prone to rolling my ankles that I carry Air Cast ankle supports with me and wear them on both legs when I play tennis.

When you’re gimpy you start to notice other people with special protective boots.  One of my friends at Epworth was sitting next to me at a recent tennis match and we commiserated about our injuries.  Here’s the thing…when you are in your sixties and seventies you can’t even come up with a sexy story about your how you hurt yourself.  There were no skiing or athletic accidents.  She broke two toes walking into her dog, and I fell out of my flower bed.  I mean really, how pathetic are we?!  But, you know, it helps to see her getting around.  She and I have been each other’s cheerful compadres through these silly, but still disabling injuries. 

It also helps to know that you are not the only one dealing with adversity. 

Love, Liz

photo by Meredith Barnes