General chatter - What an exciting day! Rode in the ambulance today....




PBmama
07-20-2011, 12:34 AM
OMG What a DAY! It was one of those days where you keep saying that you should have called in sick and stayed in bed! I was dropping everything, bumping into things, and being unusually clumsy. Which for me is MAJOR! lol So I made it through the day at work, got all my tools off the boat, & cleaned up.

Then I noticed I had a voicemail and I needed to take something to our trouble desk on the boat. So I ran and grabbed the box and took it up there. Got everything squared away so it would be ready for work tomorrow morning. As I was leaving the office I went down 2 or 3 stairs where my foot found this little dip in the ground. Go figure. LOL Down I went with a pop and everyone around went OHHHHH. I swear it sounded like a TV show audience! lol I am SO glad that I work somewhere that camera's & video camera's are not allowed so it wont end up on youtube or america's funniest video's! :p

I was SO embarrassed I just wanted to get out of there. Some guys helped me up and I hobbled off the boat to get back to the hang out. Got my stuff and then hobbled UP the stairs to my bosses office. I was thinking oh I will just go and tell him that I will be taking the day off tomorrow. Yeah RIGHT! By the time I made it to his office I was in SO much pain & it was swollen to the size of a soft ball! He made tons of calls and it was a HUGE ordeal and the paramedics came, fire truck came. Everyone was there.

They took me to the ER and x rays show that it isn't broken but I have to go back in 10 days to take more to make sure the swelling isn't hiding a hairline fracture. I get a week off work to start and have to follow up with my normal dr as well as an orthopedic surgeon! :dizzy: They wrapped me up with tons of stuff and gave me crutches.

So the funny part of this is that I was joking with the EMT lady in the ambulance and told her that at least my toes were done! LOL I also noticed while I was in the ER waiting to be wrapped that my very swollen ankle looked a LOT like what my ankles USED to look like before losing the weight and just HOW much smaller my other ankle was. I asked my husband if I had lost all 27LBs from my ankle! LMAO :D

oh here is the picture of it after being wrapped!
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alaskanlaughter
07-20-2011, 12:43 AM
:hug::hug: wowww you sure took a spill! ive done that to my ankles too a couple times and wow does it hurt! glad they took xrays and stuff...hope there's no fracture! take care of yourself :hug:

astrophe
07-20-2011, 12:59 AM
Wow! Glad you are back home and hope you heal fast!

A.


Lovely
07-20-2011, 07:06 AM
Oh my goodness!!! :hug: I wish you a speedy recovery!

sniperhil
07-20-2011, 08:19 AM
What an embarassing and painful ordeal! I hope your ankle gets better soon. I hope it's not a fracture. I manage to do something like that to my ankle every 6 mos or so. :) Thank goodness my natural off-balance-ness is starting to correct itself with all the pilates I do! I used to fall all the time!

P.S.- You have got the CUTEST stubby little toes EVER!!!! :D

PBmama
07-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Thank you all :)

I am really having difficulty sleeping as even with the percocet, muscle relaxer, and anti inflammatory meds I am still in a lot of pain. :( I am pretty bummed because I was supposed to go to the gym today with my bestie. Hopefully this doesnt set me back to much. Any suggestions on what I can do to keep from gaining weight back?

However I have realized just how lucky I was because at the time of my spill I had been carrying a small box with metal materials that I was going to be welding on to the boat. I could have easily impaled myself with some of the stuff. Thankfully the box went flying! :D

tdiprincess
07-20-2011, 06:34 PM
WOW!! That's a pretty horrible day! I am so sorry!! But I like that you noticed the difference in your ankles LOL!!

I hope everything works out well for you!! :hug:

theCandEs
07-21-2011, 01:08 AM
Oh, so sorry about your leg! On the bright side, your toes do look nice. I need to re-do mine.

PBmama
07-21-2011, 02:45 AM
WOW!! That's a pretty horrible day! I am so sorry!! But I like that you noticed the difference in your ankles LOL!!

I hope everything works out well for you!! :hug:

Thanks for the hug! :) I'm sure it will work out just fine.
My husband teased me that this was not the best way to compare before and afters on my ankles! LOL :D He is such a kidder. I just couldn't get over the difference!


Oh, so sorry about your leg! On the bright side, your toes do look nice. I need to re-do mine.


Thanks! Me & My bestie had just gotten pedicures when we took my daughter out shopping for her 13th Birthday! Had this happened just 2 weeks ago.... :o LOL It sure was a nice treat! I am SO glad I had it done! :D

djs06
07-21-2011, 10:36 AM
I giggled at your "sounded like a TV show audience." :lol: I'm glad you had such a sense of humor about it, but OUCH! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

PBmama
07-22-2011, 02:53 AM
What an embarassing and painful ordeal! I hope your ankle gets better soon. I hope it's not a fracture. I manage to do something like that to my ankle every 6 mos or so. :) Thank goodness my natural off-balance-ness is starting to correct itself with all the pilates I do! I used to fall all the time!

P.S.- You have got the CUTEST stubby little toes EVER!!!! :D


I am really glad that your not falling as much anymore! :) TY I <3 my stubby little toes....its the fat foot that goes with it I dont like! LOL

I giggled at your "sounded like a TV show audience." :lol: I'm glad you had such a sense of humor about it, but OUCH! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

I have to have a sense of humor....Im a walking (not so much right now) disaster area! LOL I am suprised that I havent made it on America's Funniest or Youtube by now! ;)


Update copied from another post :D



I went to the DR this afternoon and he said all that wrapping was unnecessary so I just have to wrap it in one ace bandage! :carrot: He also said for me to keep doing what I am doing with the elevation & ice. I will actually be able to FEEL the ice now that its not super wrapped up. LOL He also said that if there is a hairline fracture it looks like it would be in place and not off center or anything that we would really have to worry about. :D I am not allowed to go back to work for light duty until I can at least put a little weight on it. The Dr said I would know when I would be able to start trying to put weight on it. :?: Um ok. I go back next week Thursday for a follow up with him & then Friday I will be getting either an MRI or an X ray depending on what it is looking & feeling like on Thursday. I took some more pictures today but will have to post them tomorrow as my camera is in the living room. Poor hubby has been a slave. LOL He is a real gem though and been taking really good care of me.

PBmama
07-22-2011, 02:42 PM
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Here are the pictures of it without the wrap! Still pretty swollen.

ZebraBri
07-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Glad you are okay :] I love how you manage to be positive, I would have still been down on myself xD You seem to have an optimistic outlook on things :D

snorkelmom
07-25-2011, 04:08 AM
Ouchie! I turned my ankle while walking backwards talking to my girls a few weeks ago! Fell on my butt, but luckily I didn't do any real damage to my ankle, just my pride!

ticklemepink
07-26-2011, 04:36 PM
Woa....you did take quite a fall! I hope your foot heals fast :hug:

IsabellaOlivia
07-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Your writing style is very funny.

PBmama
07-27-2011, 11:05 PM
Well figured I would give you all an update! I still at home keeping off my foot. I started to try and put some slight pressure on it but when I do I get some painful pins & needles feeling in my toes & bottom of my foot. Wherever I put it down. The odd part is if you press on my foot then I dont have that sensation! I go back to the DR again tomorrow and I think I am going to push for an MRI instead of another xray. Also when I tried to make my foot go into a 90 degree angle and flex it up a bit...got a VERY painful sharp shooting pain in my heel! :( UGH More pictures tomorrow. The bruising is VERY interesting now LOL