Sunday, June 17, 2007

Introducing My New Purple and Green Cankle

Last weekend I was invited to go hiking at Yamnuska with one of my good friends and her husband. We had a fantastic time just being out in the mountains and appreciating the scenery. My favourite part of the hike was when we ran/slid down a giant skree field, which is a long slope of loose gravel. I felt very hardcore.

Unfortunately, I felt much less hardcore when I tripped over a rock in the middle of a flat path about 15 minutes from the parking lot, twisting my ankle. (Hi Mom and Dad. I hurt myself again. Aren't you glad you don't have to pick me up and take me to the hospital anymore?)
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My hiking buddies were lovely, lending me their shoulders to lean on and even giving me a piggy back ride when we encountered a particularly steep hill. I have to say that after someone carries my sweaty self on their back down a mountain, we share a very special kind of bond. ,,,,,,,,,,,

My friends lovingly brought me home and supplied me with Advil and a frozen bag of peas. They fussed over me and left only when I promised that Kyle would come home right away. I phoned Kyle at work and requested that he bring me some Indian take-out, which is well-known for its healing properties.

Kyle came home to see his wife laying in front of the TV with a puffy leg, unsuccessfully trying to gnaw the cork out of an unfinished bottle of wine that had been left on the coffee table.
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My foot really has not been very sore but it sure does look gross. That's definitely the best kind of injury. I've decided to follow Kyle's lead and take a photo of my wound. Please enjoy Cankle 2007.

9 comments:

Scott and Alanna said...

Jamie! It looks awful. And pretty impressive too. A word of advice from an ankle sprainer...sprains are the worst thing in the world to heal and they will come back again and again if you don't get that thing strong again. So don't walk on it at all. Keep it up and cold and compressed. No walking until you can do it without ever limping. Good luck!

Jamie said...

Yeah, I've sprained that ankle before. I'm going to physio and doing lots of exerciss and stuff. I promise to take good care of it.

Celia said...

The bruise on your ankle in the picutre looks like a tattoo of some Chinese word. That's pretty hard core

jamie said...

Wow James...That's pretty crazy! I LOVE that you call it your cankel! LOLOLOL!

jamie said...

Maybe now I can run faster than you!

Paige said...

Awwwww. Gross. Poor dear. I hope you're healing up okay.

Perpetualstudent said...

Wow, thats gross! Congratulations on another injury. You should keep an 'Injury Journal' where you document and picture every injury. It could be a very full and cool book in twenty years! Hope you heal soon!

Jamie said...

Oh man, hopefully I wouldn't have a very full injury book in 20 years. I actually hurt myself much less frequently than I used to back in the day, Dave. You'd be impressed.

Bettina Poulsen said...

James! I do hope that the Indian take-out did help on the healing process!
I think you get most out of it, if you eat the meal with your right hand and off a banana leaf, just like we did in good old India!
I hope that your foot is all better now, and that you are able to move around!
I've said it before, but it seems like I need to repeat myself: Take care!

 
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