It all started like any other family Sunday…
We decided to take the critters to the playground together with my parents, Ooib and Sherlyn, and Fayth.
Fayth and Ooib wanted to check out Taman Tasik Titiwangsa for its workout bars. (don’t ask me, chin up bars or something la wtf). It’s not our usual playground but we decided to go take a look.
It was great fun! It’s a huge playground and looked relatively well kept – the equipment was bright and quite clean. And the kids obviously had fun!
Here’s Fighter on the swings.
Here’s Penny going down the slide. Her excitement so big she can’t close her mouth lolol.
Then the kids found a suspension bridge they simply had to cross.
In Fighter’s mind, they are Jack and Jill going up the hill. Hahaha.
It was coming off this damn bridge that was when all trouble started. T_____T
There were steps leading down to the ground. Mummy Ooi led Fighter carefully by the hand down, while I picked Penny up and prepared to step off the last step onto the ground.
Because I had my arms full of chubs, I didn’t notice a hole in the ground, right next to the steps.
I stepped down…. My left foot went right into the hole.
I don’t know what happened cos it happened so fast but suddenly I was falling to the ground. With Penny in my arms! D: D:
Fat Her Ooi said he saw me as though in slow motion turn my body like a US Marine so that Penny wouldn’t hit the ground.
She bawled like a banshee though.
Penny why you cry not you who fell down also hahahaahah. The scary part was I found I couldn’t stand up myself. I finally understand literary cliches like “my legs turned to jelly” cos that’s what it felt like! I couldn’t muster the strength to stand at all and Sherlyn and my mom had to pull me up. My right calf felt like it had been punched (by a grenade) and Mummy Ooi helped me massage it a little until I got back more feeling and the pain eased a bit. Like Murphy’s Law, both critters suddenly wanted only mommy to carry so Fatty and Fat Her had to entice them with shoulder rides hahaha while I limped back to the car. Over the next few days the pain in my right calf lessened and I thought I’d be fine, it was probably a pulled muscle or something. But then I noticed something else. A deep ache spread from the knee down to my ankle. It felt like an extreme case of arthritis and it actually made me feel like whining. Lolol the last time I whined was when I had contractions HAHAHAH. So I decided to finally see a doctor. …. The doctor put me through an Xray and an MRI. And that’s how we discovered I fractured my fibula and partially tore a knee ligament. FML. Clinic insisted I sit in a wheelchair some more lolol. So that explains how I ended up with a leg brace and crutches. And why I’m partially immobile now FML. The doctor says it should be all good in three months which is way too long. T______T Apparently it must have been a pretty serious fall because he said at my age, I shouldn’t be getting injuries like these from just a fall (and not even from a high place). But I think it was holding Penny that did it. Her extra weight probably pulled me down. And because I was carrying her I couldn’t use my hands to cushion my fall so I fell hard and fast. On the bright side, she was totally unscathed, just shocked from the fall. So Penny! You owe mommy. Lol P/S: On another bright side, I am building crazy core strength with the crutches and am moving around quite fast on them! Maybe I can represent Malaysia in Special Olympics soon HAHAHAHA.