Saturday, July 05, 2008

Say Ow.

So I sprained my ankle nearly 4 weeks ago and it's been getting steadily better. For the last couple weeks I've pretty much been doing everything I normally do, with the exception of wearing heels. So it came as a surprise when I woke up at 6 o'clock this morning with the front of my ankle really hurting. I could barely walk. So after making sure the cats and birds had water and waking my father up at 7 in the morning to ask if I should see a doctor right away, I took a cab to NYU's immediate care center.

Now I've sprained my left ankle many times and never been to a doctor about it. Generally speaking, I'm much more likely to be all, "well, why can't I climb that mountain on a bum ankle," than to feel like I should go to the doctor. But I've never had an ankle get much worse so suddenly weeks after hurting it. Anyway, I arrived at the immediate care center at 8:30 and was out of there about 2 hours later. They checked it out, did x-rays, and confirmed that it is just a sprain. I've been instructed to abuse my ankle less and wear an air cast when I'm out walking around. So apparently standing/walking for hours each of the last few days was not my best decision.

At least the weather's not so nice that I feel bad about sitting around at home resting the damn thing.


Katebits said...

Aw, Meg I'm sorry your ankle is all effed up! A few years ago I sprained my wrist while roller blading, and after about a month of steady improvement I woke up one morning with it hurting more than ever. It was so weird. I went rushing off to urgent care, and after a bunch of x-rays, I was sent home with a clean bill of health and orders to "rest" my wrist. No broken bones, no nothing except a sprain. I have no idea why it got so much worse so long after the initial injury. So annoying!

Take it easy and feel better soon!

Meg said...

I'm a little glad to hear that I'm not the only one this has happened to--I was feeling a bit like a crazy person going to the doctor and saying, "well I sprained my ankle the 2nd week of June and now here I am"--but I'm sorry that you've had to deal with the irritation as well. I want to be better now, damn it, not deal with setbacks! So it goes.