Monday, April 13, 2009

My mom always said I was special...

.... now I know what she "really" meant!
So my lovely Easter weekend began like this!
My husband decided last minute to not take a trip with his parents up to Arizona to visit his family. He really felt like he needed to stay with me for the Easter weekend. I had to stay here because I had a photo shoot scheduled down in San Diego on Saturday and a bunch of stuff to do in church on Sunday. Our plan was to go down to Diego right after I got off of work on Friday and stay till Saturday evening with my parents! Then Easter Sunday all to ourselves at our house! PERFECT!!!
Friday we wake up and I TOTALLY do not feel like going in to work at all! I even asked a friend the night before if she could cover my shift just because I did not feel like working. All morning I fought the urge to call in sick but really needed the money so never ever gave in!
I get to work and have a great station and all of the tables I am serving are totally cool! Making great tips, totally on my game, not running behind, and so glad I decided to come into work.
.... this is where it gets exciting......
So I am just starting a larger table of teenage boys. As I am passing out their drinks I have to turn my body sideways, first of all because this is a deep and big table so I can reach all the way that I need to, and secondly because I now have this big belly in front of me! Well all of my weight is on my right leg practically (and I weigh more because I am 6 months pregnant) and my foot is planted and my body twisted strangely to deliver these drinks (a menouver I do ALL THE TIME) and then suddenly PAIN!!!! My right knee slips out of place and pain shoots through my whole entire leg!! I WAS STANING IN ONE SPOT, HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN???? I did not fall but almost did and just gasped!!! The teenage boys see this big pregnant woman gasp in pain with fear and pain all over her face suddenly get worried...."WHAT HAPPENED???", "O I just hurt my knee :)" then I turn to walk away and as I step onto my leg PAIN!!!! I can not even walk away from the table so I do a one legged, 6 month pregnant bunny hop to the back where I tell my manager I am done for the day and I sit in the office crying till my husband gets there! Not so much crying in pain but STRESS!!! I NEED TO BE WORKING!! I HATE MY STUPID KNEES!!! And "O' not this again" just keeps going through my mind over and over!!!
Due to the fact that I got hurt at work it is a workers comp thing so that is a thank goodness!! My work has me go to the doctors imediatly. Kip takes me and I get there looking SO GHETTO!!! I have mascera in clumps on my eyes from crying, I SMELL like food (NASTY), I have food spots all over my shirt, I am pregnant, and hopping on one leg, o' and somehow I still have a tomato piece on my shoe? Poor husband of mine must have been so embarassed!!! They have me change out of my work pants into some really nasty HUGE doctors shorts type things so the doctor can see my knee. Now I look even more silly! Then as we are sitting in the office waiting for the doctor to come in to examine me I HAVE TO PEE and BAD!!! I ask the nurse if I can use the restroom and she says yes but that I have to be wheeled in a wheel chair to the restroom. As I am being wheeled to the restroom another doctor tells me not to lock the door of the restroom just in case I fall down they can get in there to pick me up, "OK DO I SERIOUSLY LOOK THAT SPECIAL??? AM I 90 YEARS OLD OR SOMETHING???". Finally we get situated again and the doctor comes in. With a short exam the doctor can't tell me what is wrong and asks me to come back on Monday (today) to see if there has been any progress made?
(this is me right as we walk in the door at home from the doctors office, see the cute doctors shorts??)

We end up just staying home Friday night and I am thanking my lucky stars that Kip randomly decided to not go on this trip with his parents and that he had to be with me! I love my husband!!! I call my family I am supposed to be shooting the pictures of the next day and they are SO SUPER COOL about the whole situation and tell me to call back and re schedule when I am better! Thank goodness for cool people!!!
We go down to San Diego early Saturday morning and hang with the fam! I had to register this weekend as well because I wanted to have my mom and sis help since they know more about being a mom than me! So here is a shot of my pathetic self outside Babies R Us as we prepare to go in and register :)

This is how I cary my purse when I do not have a helper to help me out! It looks super silly because it is pushed way out in front of me from resting on my belly!

And this is just me before we leave my parents house and head home, which by the way was a fun trip down there to visit the fam!

So yeah!!!!
I went to the doctors today and my knee really has not made much progress so far. I now know exactly where it hurts and what I can do to make it hurt. It is very similar feeling to when I tore my ACL's before so this is all familiar to me. I obviously can not do all the testing and take all the pain meds due to being pregnant but its ok. Little Brooke is our #1 priority and I am #2 for sure!!! My knee was still to swollen for the doctor to feel that he could tell me what was going on so we have another appointment for Wed morning and hopefully we can move forward from there! I need an MRI and to go see a Orthopedic Specialest if you ask me? But it is up to the doc!
I do not know what the future holds here for when I will be off these crutches? For how our finances will be? For what will happen to my knee? Or so many other things... but I do know that my attitude is one of the ONLY things I can control right now so I am going to have a good one! I am going to believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason and that the Lord has a plan for us! I know that Kip was supposed to stay home with me this weekend and I am SO glad that he did! He is my ROCK and is SO much help!
Feel free to laugh, tease me, or make whatever comment you need... I am totally laughing at my poor, poor, retarded self too!!!

20 comments:

Emily said...

I am so sorry, I did laugh, but only because of your clever writing! Get to physical therapy if you can!!!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Poor girl! Let me know how I can help!

The Gray Family said...

what a bummer! I twisted my ankle 2 months before I had Brendan....I was only laid up for a couple of days but it really sucked! I'm sorry you are having to go through this. I am wishing you a speedy recovery! Let me know if you need anything.

Katie said...

I'm just glad it happened on workers comp. That is really, really rotten. I couldn't dealing with this while pregnant. Good thing your purse fits around your neck!

Dacia said...

I am so not laughing! You poor thing. As if pregnancy isn't hard enough! I hope it gets better soon!

Todd + Emily said...

OMGosh Kip told us last night at the gym what had happened! I'm so sorry that is horrible!!! Let me know if i can to ANYTHING for you!!! And I love how you take something to crapy and and can laugh at it that is AWESOME!!!! But i did laugh a little when i was reading this because of how you explained it with your little comments!! hah! Ok but LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING!!!!

Cindy said...

What a weekend! Hope your knee gets better soon. I know what it feels like to have a torn ACL and to be pregnant (though not at the same time!) so you have my greatest sympathy!

Liz said...

Oh, you crack me up with your pictures! I'm glad that you are doing okay and don't worry about our pictures. We'll just wait until you're better or even after your baby arrives. We love your pictures that much!!

See you soon!

Anderson Family said...

I hope you are feeling better and good for you for having a good attitude. You're right it is the only thing that you can control :) so keep smiling and I know things will turn out ok!

Trent and Kristi said...

Oh my goodness what luck! I am SO SO SO Sorry! It's hard enough being prego without having a bum knee to go along with it! I hope you don't have to have surgery again - that would be awful! Get better soon!

I couldn't help but laugh though, I have to admit your description of the whole event was pretty funny! And a pregnant lady on crutches - classic! I guess just be thankful you don't have any other kids to chase around right now! It could always be worse!

Vanessa said...

I am so sorry, what a nightmare! I saw you at church and I was wondering what happened and wanted to ask but you were talking to someone. That is SUCH a bummer! Please let me know if you need anything, I am just right around the corner!

Tammy and Chris said...

I hope they can find out what is wrong with your knee. It is true about keeping a postive attitude. I took a Coping with Stress class and learned that we have to stay positive no matter what challenges life brings. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

The Perry Family said...

I just have to say, first, your a nerd, and then second, you're too funny, love the good attitude and the humor in all of it, and I feel so bad for you. You need some new knees... or a desk job. You're still a cute little prego, crutches and all. Love you girl!

Philip and Melissa said...

I really think that's why I like you so much...you're not afraid to show yourself at your most prime moments. I can't imagine being on crutches right now sister, bless your heart!!!! You might feel retarded, but you're so brave!!!! hang in there!

Heather said...

Wow! You poor thing! On a bright side it would be so much harder with an actual baby on your hip to get around on those crutches! So good thing it happened before Brooke arrived..? Does that help? Yeah probably not! ;) I tried! Sorry, but I'm glad you explained it out, your humor always makes me smile!

Kelly said...

I don't want to laugh at your story, but I did! SOrry! I hope your feeling a little better! You look cute pregnant with a hurt knee though!

Jessica said...

OH. MY GOSH. poor sarah! let me know if there is ANYTHING i can do again. i'm so proud of you for realizing that attitude will be like 99.9% of it all and you are willing to try your hardest to just have a good one, that's hard. good job. seriously, if you guys can think of anything for me to help with just ask, don't hesitate!

Jessica said...

thanks for being positive for me and reminding me the most important thing is the baby being healthy, you are so right, but you'll see, a vaginal delivery is AMAZING and i'd hate to miss it for something so lame! anyway, riley's birthday is october 22 so yes they will be so close...but if i have to have a c-section i'm going to force the dr to do it in september just to say i had a september baby LOL

Amanda said...

You really do look 'special' in the pic with your purse around your neck. But I love you anyway!

Susann said...

You need a backpack! Hope your knee gets better soon.