Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I am, beyond a shadow of doubt, a terrible patient. I do much better on the other side being a nurse. While walking inside my home I recently "rolled my ankle". Doesn't sound too bad does it? Well, who would have thought that 3/4 of an inch difference in flooring could have resulted in being unable to put any weight on my foot. The xray was negative. Just a ton of pain, swelling and bruising. Today is day nine and I am very tired of sitting around missing work, elevating my foot, icing my foot, and trying not to stress eat. Employee Health said, "maybe a month before I can return."
Today I decided I would do something constructive and I did my pilates (with my ankle wrapped). It went very well. It went so well I decided I would wash some windows, mirrors, TV's, do some laundry and take the dogs outside just for a little walk or in my case hobble. I will bet you can all predict that right now my foot is swelling and the pain is increasing. I must be an idiot. I would have really tore into any of my patients that did that. Honestly I should have my head examined! I am very patient with EVERYONE ELSE and extremely IMPATIENT with anything that has to do with ME!