June 30th, on my way to work. I keep my car fairly well maintained. Danged thing blows the engine. Lovely. I keep cheerful. June 30th, later in the day. Ground my teeth during an afternoon nap (couldn't go to work, might as well go home and nap). Break off tooth that has been filled, refilled and root canaled. Hurts like a (i can't say it on here). July 2, get the stupid tooth pulled. July 4, enjoy nice weekend with family. July 9, my best friend at work wants to follow me so I can show her where a furniture store slightly off my usual path is having a 90% off sale. We are walking to the parking garage. I step off a curb. All Hell lets loose. My friend said that she heard me say oh s**t! and she turns to catch me as I am falling. I did NOT hit the ground. I broke my ankle and it is OBVIOUS that its broken. For no apparent reason in the world, my ankle exploded, the large bone broke, and all the tendons/muscles/ligaments around it let go. The surgeon told my husband it was a "massive repair, and that it would hurt her every day of the rest of her life." Thanks, man, THAT's what I need to hear. And no, I do not have osteoporeosis, he said I had good dense bone, that he had trouble getting the pins in the leg to repair it. No one has a good reason of why it occurred. I have NO memory of the actual fall/break episode. I stayed in the hospital four days, went to see the dr three days later, he recasted the leg (with stitches on one side of the leg and staples up and down the other) and I go back next Friday. I cannot bear any weight on that leg at all until September. They gave me a brace for my other leg, and I am 200 lbs bunny hopping on one leg with a walker. I start PT in September, and he said he MIGHT let me begin driving in October. THAT is THREE months off work. The only consolation is it is workman's comp and eventually we will be reimbursed the $400 we have paid out of pocket and I will get 2/3 salary for that time. Now when that actually all will happen, who knows. I think life or karma or God or whatever you personally believe in, wanted me on my big butt doing nothing for some unknown reason. Do ya think that's a reasonable conclusion to come to????