At least- thats what I reckon!
On Saturday, when I stepped in the hole at the Rocking The Gardens concert, it hurt like a mother trucker! My body was beaded with a cold sweat and I couldn’t move… but it eased and despite a little swelling it felt okay. Until about 30 minutes later. The pain was coming in waves which inbetween were barely noticable, but were all but making me cry when one of them engulfed me again! I’ve never felt anything like it!
Having always been too chicken to climb trees of climb onto the house roof and such, and never having played any sport, I’ve never broken a bone or torn a ligament or even really sprained anything. I had no idea it hurt so much!
I spent Sunday in bed with my foot up, trying to get comfortable and popping pain killers that did nothing. I missed out on Sexpo 🙁 because it hurt even to just hobble to the loo… But I went to work on Monday. I organised a lift with a colleague so I didn’t have to try and drive, and I took myself off to the office. My ankle was bandaged, and I figured I’d be okay so long as I kept it fairly still- but it hurt more and more through the day and by about lunchtime my foot was swollen and my toes looked like sausages!
I got home and stayed sitting after rubbing on some more salve and bandaging it up again… and waited for my Glugs to get home and help me up the stairs.
We then did some driving around to fetch our first week’s Diet-In-A-Box and to drop the knucklehead’s buddy off at home, and then I went to bed and again spent most of the night trying to get comfy.
My Glugs’ took me to the doctor first thing Tuesday morning, and after a brief exam the doc sent me for x-rays. There’s no break or fracture, no real bruising, and no obviously torn ligaments, but there is ligament damage and a lot of swelling. So she organised a Voltaren shot, 2 days with my foot up at home, decent pain meds and crutches. I’m still waiting for the ankle-brace as they didn’t have one for me, and she wants me to have physio in a few days…
So I’m on crutches for the first time in my life! Just the brief trip from the doctor’s room to the car nearly killed me!! I dunno how I’m going to manage when I go back to work tomorrow… And my other knee still hurts from when I fell on it! Oy… Wish me luck, bunnies!