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Great news on the car-injury! [Nov. 13th, 2015|04:08 pm]
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The car is still injured (okay, totaled), but I took my foot in to see the doctor. I would've loved to have removed it and left it overnight, but, I had to go in with it.

The doc told me that the numbness, cold, and tingling was due to inflammation pushing on the nerves and veins. "The hospital didn't give you any anti-inflammatories?"

"No."

They just told me to stay off of it.

"Okay...."

It seems I should've had anti-inflammatories all along. Then she gave her prescription:

"Don't baby it. Don't push it."

With a sprain, it's a balance. Keep it elevated when I can, but she says being too delicate with it could cause problems later down the line.

"Can I drive?" I asked her.

"Well, maybe not on 270. Try it in a parking lot first."

WHOOOOP! This is the opposite of what everyone's been telling me. Life just got so much simpler.

S. looked at my beaming face and said, "I have this image of having to tie you down."
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[User Picture]From: iibnf
2015-11-14 01:35 am (UTC)
Look after yourself! Hope you can deal with the awful teacher, too.
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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-15 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm coming to class on Monday with full pity paraphernalia: crutches, pressure bandage, anti-inflammatory drugs, the works.
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[User Picture]From: rabidfan
2015-11-14 06:02 pm (UTC)

Yowch!  I hope the med help your foot heal quickly. (Poor car!)

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[User Picture]From: icarusancalion
2015-11-14 08:40 pm (UTC)
It works beautifully. My foot feels normal. Unfortunately, it only works for about 45 minutes to an hour.

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[User Picture]From: slb44
2015-11-14 11:37 pm (UTC)
Good news is very good.

{{{hugs}}}
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[User Picture]From: tigerlilly2063
2015-11-16 08:43 pm (UTC)
I sprained my ankle two months ago and can only agree that you have to find the right balance of how much to move. Sometimes for me keeping my leg elevated was worse than walking a lot.

And give it time. Even now I still have some minor issues.

Take care.
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[User Picture]From: anmkosk
2015-11-18 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your accident, but I'm glad there were some good news at least :)

Happy birthday!
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