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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Skydiving

Because it was my birthday, and because I'm still a young spry thing, I decided to go skydiving. It was so amazing! There's a little place out in Rexburg that takes you up. They run you through the whole thing before you go into the plane, and you do a test run simulator, so you know what cords to pull and all that. They send you out with an instructor, too, so that you don't get hurt.

Well, we were up in the plane, and I was a little nervous. It was time to jump, and I made a little "eeeee!" noise. But once I was out there...holy cow! It is the most amazing feeling! You're falling, but you don't really feel like you're falling. Then it came time to pull my cord.

I pulled...and nothing happened. I tried again, and nothing! I started to freak out. My instructor, Bill, who was holding my arm tried to get my emergency cord to pull, and still nothing! I was going to die.

But then, at the last second, Bill wrapped his arms around my waist, and pulled his cord, and we made it down to the ground. It was kind of a bumpy landing since the parachute was carrying two of us down. When we landed my leg twisted a little, and I hurt my knee. Nothing to be alarmed at, but I had to use crutches for a couple of days and get it checked out.

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Okay, I really, really wish the above story was true. It's not. Except for the hurt knee thing. Friday Pete and I went to get haircuts, and as I was stepping out of the van my knee buckled under me. I wasn't jumping out, or leaping out, or doing anything cool. Just...getting out. I rubbed my knee a little, tried to get out again, and I couldn't put any weight on it. I could bend it, but not straighten it. The doctor said, "Well, it's not broken. You could get an MRI done for $800, or just ice it and use crutches and see how it does." We took the latter option, and now it's mostly better. Friday I couldn't do anything with it so Pete carried me around. Saturday I used one crutch and gimped around all day on it. By Sunday night I could put some weight on it and limp a good deal. And now it's still a bit sore going up and down the stairs, but I'm crutch-free and back to normal (as normal as I can be, anyway). Very random.

Pete and I still need haircuts, but now I'm a little paranoid. And, I feel like an idiot. And I don't even have a cool story.

But I think I'll go skydiving next year for the big 3-0.

10 comments:

April said...

I seriously thought about clling you like 4 times through Sunday to wish you a hppy birthday... and then I would forget again grrrrr. infact I even told Jer at midnight "CRAP!!! I didn't call Nat!" :D Happy late birthday chica!

Sue said...

When you said that your instructor had to hold onto you I was like - oh my gosh! It's a miracle she survived! How terrifying!

Stinker.

The Staker Family said...

You are suh a brat...I was totally at the edge of my seat freaking out about how cool you are. Oh well, at least you have a great imagination. Feel better soon!

Karlenn said...

Dude, I was like, wait a minute... She didn't tell me she was going skydiving!! I just talked to her yesterday morning! I'm soooo gullible.

bammer said...

skydiving is over rated. trust me one this one

Mosers said...

:) Made me laugh! Sorry about your ankle, but I do that all the time just going up the stairs... just pulling a ligament wrong!

chelzers said...

totally had me going. I was totally shocked you did that. then...wait..you didn't...

I totally laughed. True story, I hurt my knee just standing up out of a chair. It was swollen three times bigger than normal and hurt for a long time. All I did was stand up. Still flares up from time to time for no reason at all. Fun. Hope you heal quickly and glad you had a great b-day and not mommy day with the gals!

Isaac said...

Very funny. You had me going for a minute. Hopefully your knee will completely heal without an additional treatment.

Why wait until you are 30 to skydive? Go tomorrow!!! Skydiving is incredible! No excuses; go tomorrow!

Take care of that knee.

Amy said...

I almost believed you, except that I had heard the real story first. Too bad the real version isn't as exciting as the skydiving version. I hope your knee gets to feeling better soon. It is hard to be a gimp mommy.

breymom said...

I was thinking I"m going to have to steal her idea and do the same for my 30th... then I read it wasn't true LOL Now I'll have to go first and tell you what happens if I live and if I die you'll know not to go five months later.