Sunday, April 10, 2011

This is why you should always listen to your wife

Milly told me I shouldn't play basketball the night before a week long business trip. I haven't played in a about a month but had the opportunity to do so again with some old friends and jumped at the chance. It just so happened that the first game we played I went up for a layup and got hammered by some talk freaky guy. Came down wrong on my ankle and I was done for the night.

I crawled off the court and kind of made it to Fred and Wilma's place where I was staying the night. I kind of remember dragging my self in side but its all a blur at this point as I was in a lot of pain. Good thing Fred and Wilma are used to injuries. They had walking boots, crutches, braces, an inordinate amount of pain killer and cookies to make me feel better.

Milly called and I didn't dare tell her she was right. Everything IS fine. And by the time I get home from my trip I'm sure my ankle will be healed. I almost made it through my whole nightly phone call without spilling the "you were right" phrase. But I'm a baby and like sympathy so ended up spilling the beans. I thought I deserved at least an "I'm sorry to hear you are in excruiating pain" but.......all I got was "uh huh, you should have listened to your wife."

Here's a few pics of what it looks like now.

So this wouldn't be so bad if I could work from home with my leg up (like normal) but since I had to go away on business for a week it makes the whole trip very inconvienent. I had to take crutches with me for the trip and the swelling got pretty bad from sitting in a plane for 10 hours. And to top it off, the conference center is like 2 miles long and about a 10 min walk (under normal conditions) from my hotel.
At least I got to go in the handicap line and board early on all my flights.

Boo hoo. Someone feel sorry for me please. ha.

I'm sure you'll hear more reasons from me why you should always listen to your wife. Heaven knows this isn't the first time I should have taken her advice.


  1. wow...maybe this will make you feel better...I fell down the last step at moms and hurt my ankle look worse than me though...sorry to hear you're hurt.


  2. All I can say is ... OUCH... And You better listen next time. HA! HA!

  3. Ha,you are getting so old! Starting to fall apart! lol