Sunday morning was one of those times. Awhile back, my fiance Jarrod and I switched to a water cooler system, rather than buying large cases of bottled water. In the end, it’s cheaper buying the big bottles of water and using them with a water cooler system. It’s a lot more convenient as well. The downside is that when the bottle runs out, you have to lift a new, full and heavy bottle onto the top of the cooler. Although Jarrod usually does it, I’ve done it from time to time.
Sunday morning, the bottle ran out and I decided I would just change it myself. Jarrod was getting ready to go to work and I didn’t want to bother him with having to do it, so I went to lift the new bottle and I didn’t have a good grip on it (those suckers are heavy!) and it fell. The large, heavy bottle full of water like the one pictured above, bounced off the top of my right foot and fell into the bathroom door behind me. It all seemed to happen in slow motion, even though it was quick.
Fortunately, it didn’t land square onto my foot as I’m sure I would have broken multiple bones. At first, it was just sore, so I thought it would be okay. Pretty quickly, it was apparent that I had a bleed manifesting. I went ahead and infused a double dose of factor concentrate and followed RICE. The next day, my foot was still very sore and the bleed still seemed to be going on so I gave myself another dose of factor.
Today, on day 3, my foot is still sore and looks a little less red and a little more bruised.
Lesson learned! From now on, Jarrod gets to change the water cooler bottles!
Photos by: Ryan Rotenberry