Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Gimme The Boot

My ankle adventure continues (even thought I wish it wouldn't.). 

Yesterday my house sandals worked like a charm on my out of the house adventure. My ankle was feeling better, and I really thought I had turned the corner. Last night, when I elevated my foot by propping it up on the couch one of the people I was hanging out with accidentally bumped into it. Immediately the area started hurting again. When I went to bed I had a horrible time finding a comfortable position, and while I tossed and turned I decided that today I would visit a doctor.

Right after breakfast I searched the insurance website for an in-network urgent care. I called shortly after they opened, and was able to make a midday appointment. At the urgent care the doctor evaluated my ankle, took some x-rays, and determined there was no fractures. (Thank goodness.) 

I left wearing an orthopedic boot, which I will use until the ankle improves.Five years ago: Volunteering Vegetable

26 comments:

  1. Reinjuring an owie is not fun. Glad you had it checked out. If you get the other boot, you could be ready for skiing! Follow their instructions! Linda in Kansas

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    1. Knowing my recent luck, if I tried to ski I'd probably fall and break something!

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  2. I think getting the other boot would be a fashion statement.

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    1. One boot is hard enough to walk in. Can't imagine trying to do it with two.

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  3. Oh my! That can't be comfortable.

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    1. It's getting better, but not very natural-feeling.

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  4. I used a boot like that to get over plantar fasciaitis. I wore it whenever I wasn't driving and it did help me get over it but they're kind of awkward things. Hope you heal fast so you can get back to normal.

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    1. Awkward is an excellent word to describe the boot.

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    1. I am too. Now I have peace of mind, knowing nothing is broken.

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  6. Thank GOD there were no fractures. I'm sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  7. The best news is, nothing is broken.

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  8. Good to know nothing is broken, but walking in the boot is not for the faint of heart!

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    1. I am learning that boot walking is quite a challenge.

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  9. I can empathise. Hope you feel better by the day.

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  10. Praying for your quick and complete healing.

    God bless.

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  11. Glad you've been to the doctor and that it's not fractured. Hope the boot helps.

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    1. I've come to the conclusion that the boot is a great assistance around active boys.

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    2. I actually hiked down and back up a small hill when I had my first encounter with the boot. Judah was a small guy and wanted to "ride" the tractor at his other grandparents' property. I seemed to be the only adult willing to go down and back with him. You will be just fine with your small kiddos. I hope you have a good shoe for the other foot. It helps to wear one that matches the raised height of the boot. This time around I had a great espadrille that worked perfectly.

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    3. I understand what you're saying about the other foot's shoe. I think I will be making a chiropractor visit soon.

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  12. I've had that boot before, very cumbersome, but it does help. Hope you're better soon.

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    1. I decided I would do whatever it took to get better.

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