Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I've been MIA for the last few days. I had a bit of an accident at work on Monday morning (within the first 20 min of being at school!!!). Here's the wrap made for me by our science teacher. We didn't even have ANY ice in the freezers. We had to go through first aid kits to find ice packs for me! Our PE coach went down to the cafe across the street for some ice too. What a way to begin our very first day with all the staff on site! :( These are pictures of what my ankle was starting to look like while we waited to see a doctor. The swelling was starting to get bigger (not sure if you can really tell in the pictures) We ended up having to go to the emergency room. Kaiser is lame. When they finally saw me, they provided me with an air cast and some crutches. Btw, this is my first time to ever go into the emergency room and the first time I've ever hurt myself this badly! Oh, and lots of pain meds. I spent most of yesterday laid up in bed (with my foot elevated) falling in and out of consciousness (thanks to some vicodin). The area is numb. I can't really put any weight on it yet. The crutches are killing me. Today, I am sore everywhere and I don't know if it's from the fall I took or if it's from the damn crutches!! :( I am due back at work tomorrow though (according to my doctor's note) but we'll see how that goes. There are a lot of stairs there and I'm not that great on the crutches! I can wiggle my toes and bend my foot up and down (very carefully) so hopefully soon I'll be walking normal again. Fingers crossed that I lose the crutches by the first day of school.