True stories with a twist!


It’s all my yoga teacher’s fault. She told our class that a good way to prevent and treat leg cramps was to drink cocoanut water. So when I woke up in the middle of the night I drowsily ambled into the kitchen to get a glass of the brew.

Suddenly, when I opened the refrigerator door a wave of dizziness overtook me and I fell to the floor. And that’s without storing Limburger cheese in the cheese drawer. Who wouldn’t swoon after a whiff of that stuff?

The next morning I was greeted with a swollen foot the size of a NY Knicks basketball.

An emergency visit to our friendly local orthopedic surgeon became a necessity, even though when he x-rayed the ankle and proclaimed it broken. Who needs news like that on a Friday morning before a beautiful weekend? His diagnosis ruled out a hike at the Delaware River Water Gap, a hot air balloon ride in Peapack/Gladstone and battling through end of summer sale at Fox’s. Since none of these activities were on our agenda anyway it wasn’t such a loss. But mobility was.

Crutches hurt, walkers require hopping on one foot (preferably the good one), and rickshaw rides are not available in our neighborhood.

On to the internet, where I learned of the wondrous device called a “knee scooter.” This gadget allows mobility, carries your stuff in a basket on front and was fun. I could just picture my grandchildren fighting over who will play with my new toy first.

So I leave you with this famous quote:

photo 1        “Bones, shmones. As long as you’ve got your health!”



Comments on: "BROKEN ANKLE" (42)

  1. alex21 said:

    Has your ankle tottaly healed?Hope you feel better and you dont have any pain.

  2. Hope you mend fast, Ronnie. I have a colleague who uses the knee scooter and he is able to get around quite well. Yes, you still have your health and, more importantly, you still have your sense of humor. 😉

  3. I know like is the wrong word, but I like the scooter. Sorry about your ankle. Boo.

  4. I know I shouldn’t laugh, but I thought for a moment you really were going hiking, and I said to myself, oh no, not another athletic senior. Then you gave us the photo of you on your scooter…wow what a gizmo. Certainly beats some of the cumbersome things we’ve used in the past. My laundry room is a storage cabinet for used walkers and other paraphernalia. I don’t want to break a leg to get one however. Or an ankle. Heal fast Ronnie.

  5. Haha, yes. Hope you heal quickly, Ronnie!

  6. Ronnie, I didn’t know you were a yoga diva! LOL! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  7. Hope your ankle heals properly. Been there, done that. About 15 years ago I stepped in an empty post hole and shattered my ankle. The bones have since been fused and I am basically walking on something as stiff as a wooden leg. No balance at all! See, things could be worse. Hang in there and enjoy your knee scooter.

  8. aww, get well soon 😦

  9. Oh no! You poor thing! You did make me laugh throughout your post, though. Let me tell you that you wear your knee scooter fabulously! I hope it heals quickly. 🙂 🙂

  10. Feel better soon, Ronnie. In the meantime, try to find the joy in scooting.

  11. fransiweinstein said:

    Yikes! Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Oh NO! You poor thing.. horrible.. hope it heals fast.. c

    On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM, morristownmemos wrote:

    > morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer posted: “It’s all my yoga teacher’s > fault. She told the class that a good way to prevent and treat leg cramps > was to drink cocoanut water. So when I woke up in the middle of the night I > drowsily ambled into the kitchen to get a glass of the brew. Suddenly, > when”

  13. So sorry to hear about the broken ankle. Hope you heal quickly. And yes, your grandkids will definitely fight over who gets first dibs on your new wheels. 🙂

  14. I never knew that yoga was such a dangerous activity…

  15. First off, may that ankle heal quicker than most. And second, I LOVE that knee scooter thing. Never heard of one and it sure would have come in handy when I broke my ankle in 1998! Never heard of the coconut water cure for night cramps either. Maybe it works if you don’t fall down first. Stock up now on reading material and Netflix and enjoy! 🙂

  16. I am so glad you have your health!

  17. We all want a ride! Feel better.

  18. Anonymous said:

    Amen to the famous quote!! Gaye

  19. You look great in the photo. Time and patience .. and then back to more yoga.

  20. OH NO!!! Remember when I did this! I hope you heal quickly, with no complications!

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