Why I've been MIA + Hello Kitty Giveaway Winner

Talk about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week!!!

So I recently moved back to Washington, DC and was going to spend a few months bartending at a new nightclub in the city.  The grand opening is not until next week so we were just open for our preview parties -- aka practice runs.  I was pretty much busy training and working every single night which is why I haven't had any time to update my blog.

On the SECOND day of work I broke my foot.  At first I didn't realize it was a fracture, and since it didn't hurt much, I wrapped it in an ace bandage and continued to work on it for a week.  It was ridiculously swollen -- first, a baseball size lump appeared on my foot, and then the rest of it swelled to the point of me having kankles, bruised toes, and not being able to put on any shoes except for my Uggs.


Finally, at the urging of my friends and family I went to see a doctor.  I was super irritated because the receptionist failed to tell me that they only did x-rays on Saturdays before I went in and the doctor barely glanced at my foot before saying I would need to go see an orthopedic surgeon.

So I went to go get x rays at a radiology center and called the doctor a few hours later to get my results but turns out his fax was machine was broken and they told me to call back the next day.

Frustrated and impatient, I posted my x rays on Facebook to see if anybody could read them and tell me something and I got all kinds of contradicting feedback!  At first I got my hopes up because I was told by two doctors that it wasn't broken, but later a radiologist and orthopedist confirmed that I had a 5th metatarsal fracture, but that I could probably get away with wearing an air cast or boot, which allows you to still walk around.

The next day I went to a podiatrist who looked at the x rays and told me my foot was indeed broken, and due to me working on it for a week, the fracture had expanded and I was almost at the point of needing surgery.  He ended up putting me in a HARD CAST (no boot!) and now I can't go to work, drive, or walk for SIX WEEKS.  So so so so so frustrated!  To top it off my first doctor never even bothered to call back with my results -- I want a refund!

It's only been one day in my cast and I already have cabin fever.  I feel like John Locke from Lost -- it's ridiculous how I can't even do the simplest things like walk up the stairs!  And today I did the most ridiculous thing -- I was bored and decided to work out.  I was sitting in a rolling chair (my makeshift wheel chair) and lifting free weights.  I leaned over too far and somehow the chair toppled over and I fell on the ground -- and one weight fell on each hand.  Now my fingers are blue to match my toes. *Sigh* I don't know how I'm going to make it through 6 more weeks.

Well I guess the good thing is I'll have plenty of time to blog haha.  I definitely have a ton of stuff to catch up on and plenty of reviews and giveaways!

And now for the much anticipated winner to my Super Duper Hello Kitty Giveaway -- thank you SO much for being patient!

There were 1071 individual entries and 4,399 total entries including the bonus points -- craziness!

And the winner is .........

#2111 Meghan L!!!


Congratulations Meghan -- I sent you an e-mail so please respond with your mailing address!

Now I just have to find someone to take this to the post office for me haha!  Due to the success of this giveaway I will be doing another Hello Kitty giveaway in the future.  But stay tuned for my Sept giveaway -- it's gonna be a good one!  And get ready for tons of updates because for one month I'll have nothing better to do lol!

39 comments:

DalaLuz said...

Auch, that looks very, very painful! :( Hope you'll recover soon, and find a way to make the most out of your forced immobility. No use fighting with it, so surrendering is all that's left...

And Meghan, congrats with your beautiful prices, enjoy :-)

DeyiMizu said...

I hope your foot will get better soon:)

jenwoonani said...

Omg!! That is terrible!! I feel your pain.. I used to be in & out of the hospital & would have to stay for months at a time. Ugh, I'll admit, it was nice being catered to, but it gets so boring & eventually the restlessness gets to you too. Hang in there, love! Get better soon, I'm praying for a fast recovery! <3

& Congrats to Meghan! :)

MissBrittanyBoo said...

How awful!! What bar will you be bartending at? I'm also in the DC area :)

Congrats Meghan!

Shannon Skylar said...

eeek, so sorry to hear about your foot! Hope it heals perfectly and that you feel better! Congrats on the work!
~Shannon

THT Christina said...

Oh my goodness.. because of this... of course being patient was necessary, COMPLETELY understandable. What happened to you looks so painful! I hope it heals and gets better soon!

tht-christina.blogspot.com

Pooja_G said...

OMG!! That is so painful...your feet is so swollen..once I got an ankle twisted and it was swollen like that...I never went to the doc and the pain resided subsequently...but I still get the remnants of that pain even after one year and my ankle has turned bluish black....anyway....do hot compress if u can...that is the DIY therapy we use most of the time!! hope u get well soon!! take care!!

Jen said...

Oh dear :( It makes me cringe and want to cry looking at the state your foot is in T___T;; I hope it heals up fast and the 6 weeks you have to wait won't be too much of a bore~ You definitely deserve to get a refund.. some doctors are so useless =/ what a waste of time and money! Also, congrats to the winner! ^^

Juri said...

Working for a week with a broken foot? you must have high pain tolerance. Hope you have speedy recovery ! :D

Sushi said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Get Well Soon Hun!!! You should totally get that refund, look into sueing too!! That is unacceptable!!

тainтed мeмories. said...

awh get well soon lovely! that sure as hell looks painful =O

Congrats to the giveaway winner! ♥

Miss L said...

That looks so painful.
Get well soon!

Thakitty said...

Oh Kelly now I'm double sad :(
You are injured and I didin't won :C

At least you can spend time here with us :)

I hope you get better soon.

coxo
http://thakitty.blogspot.com

aMz88 said...

Gosh i hope ur fine now, Get well soon :)

ZatZ said...

Take Care!
and Congrats to the luky winner!

rock-or-not said...

Wow!!
You must be more careful!!
And congrats to the winner, if she doesn't answer I'm here lol

Nuku-Nuku said...

Ouch! >_< Take care pretty!

NatalieDouka said...

Oh, my, I can definitely understand why you got mad! Now relax and take care of your leg (and hands!). Congrats to the winner and thanks for the great giveaway!!

Jenny said...

ouch! take care and hope you have a speedy recovery!
also congrats to the winner :)

exxxotic.blogspot.com

eight said...

Feel better soon! <3

Mimibu said...

I hope you feel better soon!!, sorry for my english...my first language is spanish!, thanks for the giveaway!

Kiss

Stacie said...

Aw bless you I hope you get better soon and can find some stuff to do so you don't go too crazy x

Ariadne said...

Take care and I hope this time will pass easier for you.

ChiChi81 said...

Welcome back. And ouch... that bruise look terrible >.< Take it easy, hun... Hope you it heals up fast.

Cheers,

Wi
A Single Girl's Musings

Diana said...

Hey Kelly, I hope you get better soon!! maybe you could spend more time on luuux? or read books, do anything that can keep you busy :)

Lisa said...

Get well soon and fast! :)

Congratulations to the winner.

MiMi said...

Hey Lady! So sorry to hear that you broke your foot!!! I did the same thing one time and ended up in the same boat - I couldn't walk or drive and I was in a fashion show at school in a couple of weeks. It felt like that episode of the Cosby Show when Claire gets injured and they "dressed up" her foot....but I had to sit it out but I got to take pics from the front row :) Feel better soon!

Sara Lopes said...

wow, that must hurts :s I hope you get better :) and good luck, try not force the foot

Sara Lopes said...

wow, that must hurts :s I hope you get better :) and good luck, try not force the foot

Lacquer Lockdown said...

Oh first I didn't know you lived in DC so do I! Second I could have taken one good look at the bruising on your foot and said that was definitely far worse than a sprain I don't understand why your initial doctor didn't get back to you right away. Highly unprofessional. While it sucks I think it's better that you found out and immobilized it. Surgery + recovery would have been the pits - seriously the pits. Please take care of yourself and no more "working out". Read books, blog and relax you only get one body!

JoJo said...

Get well soon :)

mumuji said...

Ouch that looks very painful and (I will not lie) disgusting! Hope you heal up soon.

Belle said...

oh dear... that's painful,hoping you'll get through that 6 weeks fast and better each day.. yep more time for blogging is the real deal here. praying for you to be better. :)
and oh congrats to your winner.

Fannie said...

Ah what a terrible thing to have happen to your foot. Please be careful and don't break anything else. I don't know what you're going to do if you break your fingers too. Take care and take this as an opportunity to give yourself lots of facials and manis and update us with more great posts. =]

Congrats Meghan!

Jessika said...

ouch!! hope you recover soon!! X.

Jessika said...

Oh and congrats to Meghan! =]

chandraung562 said...

oh wow. i hope your foot gets better. any injury even if it is little should be checked because you may never know if it will lead into something bigger. and congrats to the winner.

BlogeretteJoelle said...

Oh, that looks so painfull!!! What a situation! Hope you'll be better soon!
Congrats tot the Hello Kitty giveaway winner! Me = jealous!

Jeanne From NC said...

omg! I am a HUGE hello kitty fan! you shoulda seen me in beijing! Congrats to the winner!

as for the foot, I've done the exact same thing! shoe shifts, foot twists, etc. owiie! feel better!