July 16, 2008

Does this bandage make me look fat?

So when I woke up this morning, my left ankle was tender, though not swollen ... the pain had started a few weeks ago and had been intermitent.

Last month I had played in a three-game softball tournament and had stopped a grounder with my foot. Not a problem. I shook it off and continued to play, I meean, we were battling for the post championship!

After finishing the tourney, I iced it, wrapped it and wore flip flops for a few days it had never bruised, but remained tender when I put preassure on the side, not necessarily when I walked on it.

I hadn't played ball since. I was asked to play last night for my old team since some of them were away for work-relatd training or something. That's what led to this morning's tenderness.

At about 11 a.m. I decided to call the Family Clinic and see if I could get an appointment. They said they had an opening for 2 p.m. today.

After x-rays and inspection, it was determined that I didn't have a fracture or break, but I did injure the tendon or had a sprain, which I'd been walking on for three weeks.

So now, I have to have it wrapped for four weeks, no heels, no running (but I can still work out on the elliptical, thankfully!) and I have to take Motrin three times a day for six weeks. UGH! I was so looking forward to that panicked working out that we wives do in the few weeks before our Soldiers come home on "mid-tour leave." Sigh, I'll have to figure something out, 'cause we're going to Vegas!!!

Until our next cup of tea ...

3 Tea Party Guest:

Sue said...

Well, this is not good at all. But I know what you are saying. 10 days before we were leaving to visit the kids I fell down two stairs and sprained my ankle and my foot and chipped a bone. And did I let it stop me from our trip? NO WAY!! Air Casts are awesome.
Take it easy, ice it and elevate elevate elevate.
You want to be able to enjoy your trip.
Feel better soon - have the puppy fetch whatever you need. :)

kbug said...

Oh no, what a way to welcome your hubby home for R&R. Hopefully, it won't keep you from enjoying the Strip in Vegas..... :)

Meari said...

I hope it heals up for you soon, M. What a bummer!