My Ankle.......

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posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:44 PM
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So here in my little wonderful corner of northwest Georgia it has been raining for almost a week straight. Then today a cold front moves in and the rain turns to snow.... it also turned all the rain on the ground to ice. I work in the ER on one of the trauma teams at my hospital, after getting off work at about 7;30 I was really looking forward to 4days off, until I went to walk down the steps to my car, slipped on some ice rolled my ankle and promptly ended up back in my ER as a patient 2hrs and 3 x-rays later I have 3 torn ligaments and a cracked bone in my foot, and I cracked a bone in my ankle. Now I get to sit around with my stupid foot propped up until I can make to my orthopedist on Tuesday to get the final verdict.... which I have no doubt will be a lovely cast until the bones are healed and then possible surgery to repair the ligaments. THIS SUCKS!!!!!
I'm going to go crazy sitting around all day laid up. I'm a very active person and with a 2yr old it's just going to be a blast, Thank goodness for my mom who is keeping him tonight and probably tomorrow. This is not how I wanted to start my new year
only bright side is since it happened on hospital property their paying for everything... anyway just wanted to get the off my chest I feel a little better now




posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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Hey RN, sorry to hear about your incident. Life happens on regular basis, good the bad and the ugly and we have to embrace all our experiences and turn that page of our life with a smile.
I hope you heal super fast dear, and I'm sending you lots of healings and love from this corner of my world. Be well
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posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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seriously your mind set is holding you back from enjoying your time off. Just relax! 2 year old huh well i have a 4 month old go to school and work full time sometimes I wish I had the break you did "not literally but figuratively"

List of things you can do
#1 pick a tv series you like and watch as many eps as you can
#2 read a book
#3 paint something
#4 play some games
#5 internet
ect put your kid in daycare if you can so you can relax for a bit.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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YeeeooooooooowCHhhhhhhhhh!

Sorry to hear about your ankle, that sounds like it hurts. Just wait till it heals, then when the cold comes around it's going to hurt all over again. Now that's painful.

Hope you feel better.
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posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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Well, it *could* be worse!

You could be in Sydney today. Hottest day on record. 46.3 Celsius.

Now combine that with a bung foot, pain, medication that makes you lethargic, and non stop sweating...



I'm such a help, I should have been a doctor


lol



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:45 PM
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Hey, more free time for surfing ATS!


Of all the broken bones I have had the legs were the worst. It sucks being immobilized.


Follow the doctors orders and heal fast for your little one. Sending you healing thoughts.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 11:20 PM
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Ah well, just pop a couple of those hydrocodones that im sure your colleagues were generous with, knock back a couple of screwdrivers and youll forget all about this rant.
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 12:34 PM
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Thanks guys!! I will do most of those things you suggested, except paint, I'm not very good with a paint brush!!

More power to you I've been there and done the school, work, raising a child thing. Just know that once you graduate and get a decent job it will feel amazing!!! I wish you the best of luck to you and your little one!!


CX

posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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From someone who has had more ankle injuries than hot dinners....i sympathize.


Just make sure you do everything you are advised with it as far as rehab is concerned, otherwise you'll end up like me having to wear a brace most of the time.


Keep smiling,

CX.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by RN311
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Thanks guys!! I will do most of those things you suggested, except paint, I'm not very good with a paint brush!!

More power to you I've been there and done the school, work, raising a child thing. Just know that once you graduate and get a decent job it will feel amazing!!! I wish you the best of luck to you and your little one!!


thank you so much!



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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Sorry to hear about your accident!

Have you ever heard of Bromelain (sp)? It's a homeopathic remedy, but I used it back when I tore my ACL and it worked wonders. Not saying this helps everyone, but it is certainly worth a shot! According to the American College of Naturopathic Medicine, it works like NSAIDs to reduce inflammation.

Hope you feel better, RN



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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I'm so with you on this one, I would have never imagined I would be walking with a cane and a brace at the age of 42, I never took the constant sprains and tendon pulls serious when I was young [ from high school sports]. Now I have the "hind site is 20/20 syndrome"

Take care of your ankle and rest! I promise you, the words "there's nothing more we can do" is something you do not want to hear from the doctors when your older.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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Can't say I have heard of it, I will be looking into it though sounds interesting. I've had my fair share of broken bones before and I have a pretty messed up knee from a sports related injury I got when younger (torn ACL and busted knee cap) I will do my best to follow doctors orders which are right now to rest and stay off of it. I got my cast today, doesn't look like their going to do surgery. Just a lot of physical therapy (which I hate!!!) I really think physical therapists like torturing people
No offense intended to anyone on here with that job title I just hate PT but I'll have my cast for 3- 6 weeks and hopefully in a week or so I can get a walking boot so I can lose the crutches!!



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