Thursday, January 24, 2008

Stairs are least apparently for me.

So, earlier I was talking to my dad. I was standing halfway up the stairs (maybe 4 or 5 steps up) and my cellphone rang. I turned to go get my phone, and somewhere between the fifth and the third step I somehow got tossed off the stairs by an invisible force.

I'm pretty sure I missed the last two steps completely, and landed unceremoniously on first) the side of my right foot. second) felt a bad pain in the bone below the knee and the one right above the knee. third) landed on the side of my ass (the right side, which really is the wrong side to land on)

My dad RAN down the stairs (eek!) to see if I was ok. ( I couldnt get up for about 10 minutes, and we had to decide if I should go to the hospital...which we did. Got some nice x-rays, a nifty little icepack and then they came in and said, nothing was broken, but I had a strain/sprain in my knee.

So, I got another souvenier to go with my ice pack. Crutches!

Holy Cow Excrement! Does my knee hurt! I didnt think it would be that painful, but after 2 1/2 hours of sitting on a gurney and they never bothered to bring me an icepack, boy did it get swollen.

I didnt even think I hurt it that bad until I tried to stand up on it when they were letting me go. Now my ankle hurts, the knee hurts, and my back and hip/butt are hurting. This weekend is going to suck.

At least, thanks to my mother having her knees replaced, we have a handy dandy stairlifty elevator type of a thing, so I will not be totally cut off from access to my Toaster Strudels and 7-Up.

I can barely walk right now, so I'm pretty sure I wont be moving around much at all in the morning. Hope the Physician's Assistant was right and that this will be a lot better by this time next week.


Anonymous said...

You will be OK in a few days. Allen sprained his ankle playing touch football recently. He was back at work the next day. Had an ankle brace on it and went right along.

Keep it elevated while you sit and that will help.

ErinLindsey said...

I walked to the end of the driveway with my dad (and my crutches) today while he went to get the mail.

My knee is killing me now...and my big icepack has melted (gelpack ice pack) so I have to wait for it to get cold again.

I still cant drive my car.

Anonymous said...

you can make an ice pak using water and rubbing alcohol(look on the internet to find proportions)freeze it in a zip lock bag. It will not totally freeze and you can make it fit on the knee or whatever. works well

ErinLindsey said...

I've made icepacks by putting a sopping wet towel into a ziplock, put the ziploc into another one (just in case it melts and leaks) and then put it in the freezer. You can mold the pack around an ice cream container if you want it to lay over an arm or a leg without slipping off easily.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are up and running again soon.