It's such a bummer. I have never in my life broken anything major except a
couple of wineglasses and a vase against the wall in a Scarlet O'Hara moment.
Now I go and broke my 5th metatarsal on my right foot. You know they say
that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house and you know what...
they are right. Stupid puddle of water on my stupid tile floor. But I digress.
The whole point of telling you all this is that only my beader friends can
relate to what happened to me at the hospital.
So, I am sitting in the patient room in Emergency waiting for the X-ray tech
to come and get me to take a pic of my throbbing foot. (Gosh that metatarsal
Fine. They wheel me in and maneuver me onto the table. Francine the X-ray
lady is super nice and chatty. She positions my foot (OW!) then snaps a pic,
repositions and snaps again. Then her conversation stops. She comes over with a
worried look in her eye and asks, "You ever have any surgery on that foot?
Anything? Pins? Stitches?"
Now that made me nervous. I thought, "Oh geez... what can be
wrong?" "Nope", I told her, "Not a thing."
She replied that something was showing up on the film that she didn't like.
As I began to panic ever so slightly... she examined my foot, checked the
bottom and started laughing and pulled a sterling silver daisy spacer off the
Crisis averted. Embarrassment ensues.
And foot is indeed broken. Ah well. I've got six weeks of sitting and
beading ahead of me. I just hope I don't need that stray daisy spacer. I think
it's still at the hospital.