> hey what's for dinner mom?: Ankle Surgery

2.19.2009

Ankle Surgery

About 3 years ago fully pregnant with my 3rd son I was waddling out of the grocery store from a late night chocolate run when an errant rock got in my way. Down I went. I for sure thought my ankle was broken but thought enhhh I'll wait till morning to go to the emergency room. I guess I thought the god awful pain would go away miraculously over night. In the morning when I had to crawl on my hands and knees to get around I finally thought "fine whatever I'll go to the doctor". After x-rays and hospitalization for very low blood pressure it turned out, that no, in fact I did not have a broken ankle, just a sprain.

Fast forward 1 year, to Colony Days, a yearly summer celebration, to me careening around the town square towards some live goats that we had to go see and WHAM! turn my ankle in a small little hole. It hurts, like hell, but I am not going to the doctor because 'fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me' mentality won't let me. OK no one ever said I was the brightest light on the block, right? So that sprain, was actually a real honest to god fracture, that I kept on walking on, running on, hiking on, playing badmitton on and generally doing everything on.

Fast forward 2 more years to me saying hmmm my 'sprained ankle' still hurts. I wonder whats really wrong? Why does it still hurt? And of course it's because it's broken. Or was. Or was and still has a chip floating around in there, somewhere. That's where I am now, looking at surgery to remove said evil chip off my own body. And since I'll be off my feet for a week to 10 days the doctor is going to fix a small bunion, too. Yes, I am a charming creature and you came here especially to hear about my feet.

5 comments :

  1. I know!! but I'll be able to run and play with my kids so it's worth it. Even having to eat dear husbands food :D for a week. SEND ME FOOD! lol

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  2. Eek, that sounds like no fun at all!

    Visiting from SITS. =)

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  3. Stopping by from SITS to show some bloggy love....


    OUCH!!! Just have surgery myself 9 days ago (on my neck), I know how you feel. Surgery SUCKS! And being a mom told to PARK IT for more than 13 hours is hell...

    Good luck and hope the surgery is successful (and hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog list hoping to read a good update soon).

    Have a rockin' weekend.

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