276- Wedges+cobblestones+me=oops

well- I should have known it would be me- I should know by now I have that kind of luck.

I, Mindy, have experienced the french medical system, well the pharmacy anyways, firsthand

but guess what?

It wasn’t Diabetes related, at all!

Woah.

Here’s the story- on Sunday- I decided to try and wear shoes- shoes-shoes- not toms or converse or sneakers or flipflops- I wore wedges- biggg mistake. I’m not used to them, and cobblestones and I don’t get along very well. I twisted my ankle- caused some damage- for a while there was huge knot at the base of my ankle. I couldn’t walk on it very well, but no worries- it is getting so much better! A bruise is coming along nicely! Monday morning I tried to get some ice for it- well Europe doesn’t really do ice. The bag of peas was toooooo big so I got broccoli, and I iced it during class. After class I went to the pharmacy- the pharmacist didn’t speak any English, and my french is well… not the best- I can kind of get around but speaking not my thing. I was also hurting and stressed which didn’t help at all. But a lot of pointing and hand gestures and words we both understood got us understanding each other! She got me a bandage, which breathes a lot better than what I am used to, and what I call a magic cream- it’s a local (I think) cream to help with muscle/tendon pain and swelling. It works wonders!

So I’ve been limping around Paris looking pitiful- oh well- I’m just happy it wasn’t Diabetes related- the little things right? My professor told me I could skip going to pere lachaise cemetery- no way! I stumbled my way around! so glad I went.

I head for London tomorrow- and I am tryinggggg to get better about blogging consistently. trying…. That’s what matters right?

Love, Words, Inspiration, and Insulin! – Until Next Time! and Until There’s a cure!

 

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