Well that was dumb and painful!
Do you ever get a random thought in your head about something and then it happens? You have to wonder if it was a premonition or if you jinxed yourself by somehow doing something to make the thought turn into reality even if you didn't want to or mean to?
I went to the store tonight to get ready to go on a day trip with my husband and his parents tomorrow down to a tiny town on the coast where you have to take the longest highway tunnel in the North America through a mountain to get there. This town was a secret outpost during World War II because the Japanese didn't know we had a tunnel so it was a way to get supplies by boat onto the train and then up to the military bases. The Japanese attacked Alaska in the Aleutian Islands and it was the only place where they occupied part of the United States so it was a big deal here. There are old World War II bunkers in many places that you can still see around here and we have a very strong military presence to this day. We live close to a joint Army/Air Force base and can hear the artillary at night, helicopters and fighter jets sometimes. Nowadays North Korea is the leading concern and of course in the past it was Russia. We are close to all of them and still escort Russian fighters out of our airspace.
It is a tiny little fishing and tourist town now. My in-laws are considering buying a boat there and are going to look at the boat tomorrow. I should be asleep right now but I am trying to cool down my foot and ankle.
So, back to the store. A little background info. I have erythromalalgia which is a condition which affects blood flow to the feet making them hot and red when it is flared up and impossible to wear regular shoes and socks, have blankets on them in bed, be in the heat or sun for long etc. I mostly live in sandals now which is difficult in Alaska in the winter. I finally found a pair of shoes I can wear when it is cold outside and some boots when it is really cold but most of the time it is sandals for everything.
So, I was in my regular sandals going into the store since it has been a comparativly warm fall. I felt leery of the shopping carts as I pulled them out thinking it could really hurt my feet if I ran into them. I don't know why I thought this because I go to the grocery story almost every day! This is not the store I usually go to however so the carts are a little different.
Sure enough as I pull the cart out I just barly hit my foot. It hurt for a second but was not a big deal. A half hour later I stupidly manage to run the cart over the back of my foot on the achilles tendon. I was pulling the cart from the front. It really, really hurt. I didn't know if I would be able to walk normally. After a few minutes I was able to limp away and finish my shopping.
Now I am trying to cool it down as the entire back of my foot and ankle are swollen and hot. I don't know if I will be able to go tomorrow. I really dont' know why I wasn't more careful. How or why did I do exactly what I thought about when I first took out the cart? Who knows. I guess it is like days when you are just accident prone. Yesterday at work I managed to cut my finger opening a small cardboard box...just not my week for injuries I guess.