Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Klutzy Witch

Okay here’s the story. I’m not really a slacker, I am a klutz.  Sunday evening, I was walking by Wizard, caught my little toe on his shoe and the rest is kind of a painful blur,  but I felt something wrench in my foot/little toe area.

I was having a small dinner party with my son and his girlfriend, so I continued on until everyone became aware of the ugly swelling and discoloration on my foot.

Anyway, I spent Monday at the doctors and getting x-rays, and now we’re waiting for the results of the x-rays to determine how much of a klutz I am:

A Bruised Klutz


A Fractured Klutz.

Sigh. It’s around the upper part of my little toe on my left foot. Trust me, it’s not pretty.  Swollen, bruised and making everyone who sees it wince.

Note to medical personal: Your sympathy winces and cringes are not helping. Appletinis would be more helpful…just saying…

Poor Wizard. I swear he was just standing there! Even after all these years of knowing me, he’s still a little stunned that I could manage to get hurt just walking by him.  Naturally I was barefoot, but to his credit, Wizard hasn’t yet said, “How many times have I told you to wear shoes?” He’ll say it when I’m feeling better, I’m sure. But for now, he just winces like everyone else.

Anyway, that’s me, the big klutz. Anyone else have klutz stories? Or am I the only klutz?

12 comments to “Klutzy Witch”

  1. Jane
    October 12th, 2010 at 1:48 am · Link

    Ouch. I hope it’s not fractured. I can be a klutz sometimes, but I usually manage to avoid maiming myself.

  2. Dawn
    October 12th, 2010 at 5:47 am · Link

    You’re not alone, Jen. I pretty much always have bruises somewhere, usually on my arms and legs. I bump into everything, especially at work. My clutziest moment came when I fell and landed on my foot. I sprained the arch of my foot, sprained my ankle, broke two metatarsals and chipped a piece off another bone. Not my most graceful hour :oops: I hope yours is just bruised, Jen.

  3. Amanda
    October 12th, 2010 at 7:43 am · Link

    Ouch. I am sorry you hurt yourself. I hope that it turns out to be just bruised and you have a quick recovery.

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    October 12th, 2010 at 7:53 am · Link

    Maybe being clumsy is a function of being a writer. Our brains are on more lofty things than moving our feet and navigating around solid objects. At least that’s the story I’m sticking to. ;o)

    Feel better soon, Jen. I’m sending positive thoughts your way for a good prognosis.

  5. Val
    October 12th, 2010 at 7:58 am · Link

    Ouch, hope it is just a bruise, it sounds painful.

    Ask my husband and he’ll tell you I’m a klutz, but I’ve never been injured in a klutzy moment aside from some bruises. My daughter however is another story. When she was little she would walk into walls. And even now at 15 she constantly bumps into things or trips and falls simply walking and at least once a month falls down the steps (thankfully it is usually on her behind). And when she runs …. I shudder just waiting for the crash landing, lol. She broke her ankle just by stepping wrong going down the stairs, that was the only major injury the rest are usually just bruises or scrapes. We had her checked thinking maybe there was something affecting her equilibrium, but nope just klutziness.

  6. Jen Lyon
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:10 am · Link

    Jane, very wise of you to avoid maiming yourself! I think I’ll try that too :-)

  7. Jen Lyon
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:11 am · Link

    Dawn! That’s terrible! I hope your foot is okay now! I’m always sporting self-inflicted bruises too, and I can rarely remember how I got them.

  8. Jen Lyon
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:12 am · Link

    Amanda, thanks! My foot looks a little better today, so maybe it’s not fractured (positive thinking!).

  9. Jen Lyon
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:13 am · Link

    B.E., I like your theory!! I’m going with that!

  10. Jen Lyon
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:16 am · Link

    Val, it’s better today, thanks!

    Your poor daughter! But in her defense, my son broke his ankle and fractured his foot (at the same time) just by standing up. His foot was asleep and it rolled. It really can happen! But still…I hope your daughter stays safe!

  11. Silver James
    October 12th, 2010 at 2:51 pm · Link

    I’m not laughing. I promise I’m not. Ihm…Jen? By the time I was 10 I knew the emergency room personnel on every shift at THREE different hospitals on a first name basis. The klutz gene? I haz it!

    Sorry I’m just now checking in. I’ve been heads down writing madly the last two days and it looks like I’ve still got another day to go but things are falling into place. At least I hope they are! There are threads now that will be tugged in later books, for better or worse.

    Have a giant-sized pitcher of appletinis on standby. I’m gonna need it when I’m done!

  12. Jenn
    October 12th, 2010 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Silver, you’re ahead of me! I managed to stay out of emergency rooms (for myself) so far. I hate going to the doctors at all :-) Yesterday gave me a headache, and everyone was nice (and wincing) and helpful.

    Don’t stop! Write! Appletinis will be here when you’re finished!

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