as a lot of you know, i sprained my ankle last week. it happened when i was walking into work and there was a piece of tile that was sticking out of the pavement. i tripped on it and went allll the way down, rolling my ankle in the process. it really hurt and i tried not to cry and went back upstairs to work until my coworkers forced me to leave and go get it x-rayed. they were very kind. because it hurt like a b***.
the next day, i really couldn't walk on it at all. so when i got to work, i got a wheelchair.
i like to think of myself as a grateful person. i try really hard everyday to never take for granted my health, that i can walk, that i have so many blessings. but once you get injured things change a bit. you realize how really important being able to walk without pain is.
i was really worried that while in the wheelchair, people would think i was paralyzed and that would be offensive to the handiCAPABLE community. so i said "just sprained my ankle!!" a lot.
people were really helpful all day. pushing the elevator button that i couldn't reach, opening doors for me. and directing yourself in a wheelchair is a lot harder than it looks!! and by the end of the day, my arms felt really strong and just a bit sore.
i am now evermore grateful for my health, that i can walk, that i have my health, that i have so many blessings. being in that situation can really humble you. i'm so fortunate to have my health.
and that's all she wrote.