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   Posted 5/21/2006 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Guess I didn't inform everyone that I was going to meet my boyfriend's family down there for a week; we just got back last night.  There were long, lazy days lolling about in rivers in San Marcos, a couple days on the Galveston coast (where we caught shrimp, redfish, and a shark with regular ol' fishing poles in the surf outside the beach house we stayed in), and bubbling away in the 90-degree heat in Austin.  Met the parents, siblings, and friends; all went swimmingly.  Could definitely picture these people as in-laws cool .  Overall, the trip was phenomenal, mostly...unfortunately, lliterally my first HOUR in Texas, as we walked down some steps to a restaurant, I executed a most clumsy tumble, rolling my left ankle over about 120 degrees.  Tried to laugh it off for a few hours until I couldn't walk anymore.  I ended up in the emergency room for x-rays on my rapid swelling limb (no breaks), then proceeded to get a migraine and started vomiting all over the exam room, and left at 4 a.m. pumped full of Demerol and phenergan.  The ankle swelled to twice its normal size and got so black and blue I looked like a rodeo rider who'd been stepped on by a 10-ton bull.  I was absolutely mortified.  But we prevailed nonetheless.
The leg still looks pretty sickening; I have a feeling this one's going to take a while to recover from.  Never had a sprain quite like this before.  I am bummed - I was starting to run again, and felt great about it.

AT LEAST, for goodness' sake, the diarrhea posed very few problems!

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   Posted 5/21/2006 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sarita,
Should have came by and said hi!! :) I'm so sorry about your leg, that really sounds horrible, I definitely cringed while reading that. I'm glad the rest of the trip was pretty good... take it easy and give that ankle time to heal. I'm glad you posted, was starting to get worried about you.
Take Care
Hugs, Des
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   Posted 5/21/2006 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back!!  :-)
Sorry about the ankle....
Glad you had a good time though.  It's always nerve racking to meet the possible future in-laws.  tongue
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   Posted 5/22/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
If it wasn't for bad luck, you'd have none at all, girl!

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