This has not been a good week. It seems to be my week of injuries.
First, on Saturday evening, I was drinking some water and stupidly trying to talk at the same time. As a result, I ended up inhaling a good mouthful of water. That did not go over well. Instantly I'm choking and gasping for breath. For what felt like a long time I couldn't breathe. It was like my lungs were made of stone. They just would not work. Thankfully, I finally coughed up the water and was able to breathe again. Once this whole incident was over, I'm there finally able to breathe, and with tears flowing down my face. After this, my eyes started to bother me, so I took out my contact lenses. While doing so, I noticed that my eyes were suddenly bright red and heavily bloodshot. I later found out that when you choke like that it causes blood vessels in your eyes to burst. That's what caused the badly bloodshot eyes.
Later that same evening, I was helping my brother take something out of his car. I leaned too close to the hot exhaust pipe and managed to burn my leg - a nice perfectly curved burn mark on my leg.
And finally, on Monday evening, the king of all health screw ups. I was walking around the house, made a bad step and proceeded to sprain the ankle of my other foot! I now have a burn on one foot and a sprained ankle on the other foot.
After several days of a sore ankle, I finally decided to go by the 'non-emergency' medical clinic last night to get my ankle checked out. It was starting to get swollen and black and blue. At the clinic, they took a few x-rays and thankfully no broken bones. just a sprain. The doctor also said my bones looked very good. He gave me an Ace bandage to wrap my ankle with and told me to take three Advil with each meal three times a day. So I stopped by the nearby Publix and bought some. Yes, that's right. Rick "Mr. No Pills" bought some pills. I'll try not to take many. The pain isn't that bad.
So there you have the story of my painful week. I NEVER go to doctors and I rarely get injured. I guess my string of good luck in that area caught up with me - bigtime!