OK, so last week, hurt my ankle tuesday night, I worked tuesday night 10 hours standing on my feet, hobbled myself to the car, drove home weds morning. Ankle was now the size of a grapefruit, throbbing, toes wouldn’t even move, top of the foot was all spongy too. Weds was my off day, so spent some time icing and then playing with my kids in the afternoon. Iced weds night, slept kinda bad, then thurs morning went to work. By thurs at 6pm, barely hobbled to my van, drove home, iced supper then off to work at 9pm again. Fortunately, they let me out early, got home around 2am, quietly limped myself up the stairs, iced and fell asleep on the couch. Morning, knee, ankle and foot pain. More ice, found old crutches and iced some more. Did some shopping, daughter pushed the cart, I hobbled on crutches, home and iced, iced, iced. Friday night worked another 10 hours, but brang crutches so not as bad but swolling was terrible. Home Sat morning and spend the majority of the day on couch with foot in bucket of ice, knee wrapped and kids jumping on me.
Sunday morning, finally feeling better, can hobble again without sweating from the pain, church, playing, mowed the lawn (probably not a great idea, its kinda a big lawn). Iced alittle in the afternoon, then 10 more hours of work standing. Monday morning got home showered and headed to my office for a day of marketing, treating and fun. Knee was pretty good, ankle hurt but swollen was finally under control.
Now its TUESDAY morning, 1 week from when this all started. I am walking almost straight again, ankle swolling is down to minimal and knee is much better.
Why did I tell you all that? Well shit happens, for the most part I don’t let things get to me, but 1 week of that was too much. True, if I could have taken the time to treat it properly, I would have suffered for maybe 2-3 days, but life is busy and I understand sometimes things like this happen. What I want you to know is, if you can, do take the time to fix problems ASAP because if you don’t, they get alittle harder to fix later. Everyone makes mistakes, we would be smart to learn from them, sometimes we forget and need a painful reminder to remember what we have learned and not to repeat our mistakes. I am learning, hopefully you are too, lets make sure we all remember our lessons and don’t repeat them k?
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