So what does a very active woman with 3 children at home do when she takes them to the park? She promptly sticks her foot into an animal hole and wrenches her foot. And then, after that she walks quite a distance to the creek and sticks her foot in there for an hour or so, nature's first aid which worked quite well and there was no swelling. Then she walks all the way back. Then she spends the day with her friends and has a great time, drives back home, drops off the family and takes herself off to emergency for 5 hours.
The emergency room is an interesting place on a Saturday summer night. It smells like beer. And the doctors and nurses there are subject to a lot of abuse. Yes, there is a long wait, yes it's late, but that is still no excuse to hurl expletives at anyone, particularly an emergency room with sick little children in it.
Also, to the older woman who was so woozy, might I advise, do not take your sleeping pill and then drive home, because sometimes they kick in before you get there and a serious accident occurs causing others to be injured and you to lose your licence and while I listened patiently to you inside I was thankful that they took your licence away for showing such poor judgement. Yes, I understand, you only lived five minutes away and didn't know it would kick in that fast, but still, very poor judgement, no licence is fair.
Now. Back to me. Five hours in emergency, an X-ray this afternoon and another 4 hours wait and the diagnosis is a torn ligament, damaged tendon, other soft tissue damage and they will let me know for sure tomorrow after the radiologist has a look at the pictures if the bone is broken. I've never had a broken bone and I'm hoping this continues to hold true.
The treatment. No walking on it, I am to have crutches. Relative inactivity which my husband says means I have to get my relatives to do everything for me, and lots of ice and elevation. So far I haven't done any of it.
I have a real problem being sedentary and an even bigger problem asking for help. So am I to think the universe directed me to a gopher hole in order to force me to slow down because I've definitely been on high speed lately. I don't know. But maybe I'll have more time to write. I got some nice pictures of our trip to the park yesterday that I'll share with you once I'm able to descend to the basement where my computer and camera cord is. Meanwhile, send healing vibes my way so my poor battered foot heals in a timely manner.
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