Friday, April 3, 2009

Check Out These Puppies.

I hope it's clear by now that I'm not above a little self-humiliation.

Last night the swelling in my feet was ri-donk-ulous. The balls of my feet honestly felt like Jake's paws, and there was actually a ROLL over my ankle. There were a few times I nearly couldn't get the leverage required to hoist myself off the loo, but I'm happy to report I never had to actually resort to screaming for help from Joe.

I wanted to document the ridiculousness for the following 3 reasons: 1) to be able to show the doctor on Monday that I'm not crazy and that my ankles really DO grow to the size of basketballs at night; 2) to provide my readers a nice, hearty laugh on this dreary Friday morning; and 3) to show WIP someday what his mommy went through for him.



Despite the comic nature of it, they can actually be rather painful. I mean, they don't hurt like "ow that freakin' hurts!" hurt, but more of a "my skin cannot possibly stretch any further to cover this fatness" hurt. Hurt is a funny word if you type it enough.

So there you have it. My roly poly cankles for all the world to see. And for what it's worth, I can still see them...so that's something, right?

6 comments:

Jamie said...

O. M. G. I feel so bad, but I am laughing hysterically right now! Aww ... they're so cute! (I know you're going to kill me for saying that, but your little painted toes are just the best!)

I am glad you documented this so WIP can see the evidence. It's almost time ... :)

Miss. Pretty said...

this is where I say, Bless your heart..... while I laugh hysterically...and freak out a bit and wonder if this will be in my future......

*cait* said...

My poor little bff...I can't even laugh b/c I feel so bad for your ankles! WIP is extremely lucky to have you as a mommy!

christa said...

kristi, the only advice i can give is that when you get home at nite is to put a bunch of pillows under your feet while your resting on the couch so that your feet are elevated and it will take down the swelling. so maybe like one pillow under your head and then like 6 under your feet so they get somewhat higher than your head. i know its worse at the end but its almost over at least it only happened at the end

GingerSnap said...

what happened? :(

Kelli said...

Is it so so bad that I cannot stop laughing??? I am crying. Oh. My. Goodness. I am SO sorry they hurt so bad (seriously, I would take it for you in a heartbeat!) but they are SO distorted they don't even LOOK like you! If I didn't know better, I would think you took a picture of someone else's ankles. LOL. I love you so much!