|Day 3 Dr. office|
|bottom of my foot is totally bruised just by sitting down waiting.|
|Ahhh, comfort! Now I can put some weight on my ankle.|
|day 4 AM bruising setting in|
|bruising on the inside too|
|Day 4 PM, more colors|
|day 4 pm|
|Day 5 more bruising- back to work|
|bruising more in the medial side|
|Day 7 AM one week after|
|Day 8, more swollen today- tried to walk around too much yesterday|
|Right ankle normal, left ankle still swollen (just after I took off the ace bandage)|
|What my ankle normally looks like|
|What my left one looks like on day 8|
|Day 9 am|
|day 9 am|
Recovery wise- I last blogged on Monday- 2 days after my accident.
Tuesday (day 3)- RICE and Dr. Appt where I got a boot. I have to say, I love the boot. I couldn't but any weight on my ankle/foot before and now I can so it's helping with walking with crutches. The official diagnosis: Avulsion fracture of my fibula. Basically, my calcaneofibular ligament ripped off my fibula and took a chunk of bone with it. It was really tiny in the xray. So this is usually treated like a sprain. 6 weeks and I should be good.
Wednesday (day 4)- RICE and got up more and got used to the boot and crutches.
Thursday (day 5) back to work- kept off my feet as much as possible, iced 2x during the day.
Friday (day 6) work- walked around for about 1hr without crutches- small victory. Later that night, same thing.
Saturday (day 7- 1 week) Rested, but feeling frustrated of not being able to work out and irritable cleaned the house with headphones on. I did some ROM exercises, abcs and flexing it. Over did it, and hurt later that night. grrr.
Sunday (day 8) RICED, babied it, crutches, etc. I was able to bear weight on it and actually took a few steps before going to bed to try it out. The only place it hurt was the medial side...strange- the opposite side from the injury. Hoping it's just stiff.
Monday (day 9- today)- I'm going to try just wearing the boot today and skip crutches. Wondering if the pain I get in the boot is from just being stiff. Although as I type it hurts and I haven't even been up in 30 minutes. Probably need to elevate it!
So my goal this week: to try to wean from the crutches and to increase ROM.
One week down, 5 to go (hopefully!)