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Ankle FractureOver the summer I fractured a bone in my ankle.  I was doing some yard work, stepped in a gopher hole, twisted my ankle, fractured a bone and I was out of commission for about a month or so.

Before fracturing my ankle, I was involved in laying down decorative rock around the pool, painting yard furniture, laying a stone pathway from the back door to the pool area, etc., etc.  After fracturing my ankle, I spent most of my time with my foot up watching the Grey’s Anatomy series on DVD (what a great show).

An Observation

I noticed two things in my hiatus from yard work and manual labor.

  1. My hands are now soft.  They haven’t been soft in years.  I struggled forever with rough hands.  Who knew?  All it took was a fractured ankle bone to turn my dry rough hands to smooth moisturized ones.
  2. My rear end has grown.  At my age, sitting around all day doing nothing is a recipe for growing a large butt.

All healed and back to work.

Now that my ankle is better, it’s time for me to get back to work.  Good bye large butt and (sniffle, sniffle), good bye soft hands. 🙂

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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