Thursday, September 29, 2011

X Is For X ray

In the past 5 years I have had about 4 x rays taken. Two of them were dental x rays. (Can you tell I don't go to the dentist as often as I should) The other two were for my back and foot.

Back in 2007, I lifted a child up the wrong way at the childcare I was working at and pulled something in my back. To make matters worse, it was winter time and I slipped on some black ice at my house. After 3 days in pain, I went to my family doctor. He ordered some x rays. The technician forgot to ask me about any piercings and my belly ring ruined the first set of x rays. So I had to get them redone. Luckily they showed nothing and I was prescribed muscle relaxers and pain medicine and sent on my merry way.

The next time I got an x ray taken was the summer of 2008. I was jumping on a trampoline and attempted to do a flip. I landed wrong on my ankle and heard a sickening crack. I couldn't walk. I thought for sure I broke my ankle. I iced it and went to the doctor two days later. Again nothing was broken but no medication this time.

Now when picking up a child, I make sure to lift with my knees and no more back flips on the trampoline.

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Judie said...

I have wires in my chest from open heart surgery when I was 46 and I always have to let the technician know that! (I know you're wondering--I was slender, fit, walked, biked, played golf, but got my mother's bad genes!!)

Ames said...

I think in our mind we are younger than our body. Too bad the two can't work together. :)~Ames

Amanda said...

X-rays can be a very helpful thing. I often pass the building where they were invented. I'm glad everything turned out ok for you!

Lola said...

Such an interesting ‘X’ post and blog!

And thanks too for stopping by.

Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Great X post! My first xray was of my foot because I stepped on a needle and it went all the way up into my foot! YIKES!!!

Jen said...

Oh no....trampolines do have a bad reputation for causing one to have to have an X-ray. Cute pic!

lissa said...

back flips on the trampoline? wish I could do that!

have a sweet day.

Birgit said...

Ouch! Be sure to take good care of yourself.

Thanks for having left a comment on my blog now and then -- so very much appreciated! How nice to know that you also almost wrote a post on "Tangled" -- great minds think alike!

Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway . It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Greetings from Munich, Germany,

Eliza Wynn said...

I seem to "need" x-rays every time I go to the dentist.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm glad the X-Rays never show anything serious. I love the picture.. LOL!

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