Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Guess I'll Just Have to Watch a Lot of Hulu

This is my ankle looking very swollen.

This morning when we were playing tennis I twisted my foot and fell and the above ankle is the result.

It's either a sprain or a break...haven't been to a doc yet - going to see how things feel this afternoon. I actually have very little pain right now (took ibuprophen) when I'm just sitting or have my foot elevated. The pain in my ankle was quite severe when the accident occurred but "thankfully" the numbness set in quickly.

Think I might send my dh out later to find me some crutches...problem is my "good leg" now is my leg that gives me calf pain when playing tennis too much - so it is already "sensitive" and I don't want to hop too much on that leg.

I have never broken a bone - and haven't had a sprain in many, many years.

Once we got home from the tennis courts - the kids went into helping mode without being asked...the girl got me meds (and she's been running back and forth bringing pillows and fetching my breakfast), the boy got me some lemonade and a footstool and then when he saw I was just sitting there - he went and brought me a magazine and Bible :) Oh yeah and he gave me a kiss. DH went to the computer to do research on the best way to deal with my ankle and to see if we could ascertain whether it was more likely broken or sprained. From what I've read it's quite difficult to determine if it is broken or sprained, especially when it is very swollen.

My dh had my blessing to head off to work - he's only 20 min away - and the kids can help me with whatever I might need (hmmm except they can't really run out and get me a slurpee or a Wendy's Frosty - two things that are definitely necessary for healing injuries...especially all that milk for strong bones in the Wendy's Frosty.


Jennifer said...

That ankle doesn't look too hot, but at least your toes are pretty!

And I agree, Frostys and Slurpees help every injury heal!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm should go and get x-ray.

CanadianGrandma said...

Go and see a doctor or have an x-ray!

Anne Marie said...

Ow, that looks sore, I think you might need an x-ray too. I hope you're feeling better soon.
We're traveling to St Louis for the first time next week and are hoping to visit some of the places you've blogged about (King Edwards, maybe Imo's...) Dh always likes to eat at local places or places we don't have here in the Tulsa area :)

Amy said...

I am so sorry... it looks so sore but I agree with Jennifer at least your toes look cute:) Hope and pray it is feeling better...

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your foot.Remember spraining my ankle playing baseball and tennis.Very painful for dayS.Turned black, blue,and red.Used crutches for many days.Have heard that a bad sprain can be more painful then even a break.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes sprains are worse than breaks. Go get an x-ray - it will be worse if it is broken and they have to break it again to set it.