Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Western Walker

On March 29th, I had just finished making the bed with our new cozy warm comforter when my ankle rolled and I was on the floor. After collecting my wits, I crawled over to the foot of the bed and pulled myself up, stood up and was able to bear weight on it so I did. I wrapped it with an elastic bandage for a week. This week I just wore my walking shoes, but last night it started hurting more and the swelling wasn't going down. An xray and visit to the doctor's office revealed that the lateral malleolus (the outside ankle bump) is fractured. Therefore I will be wearing a western walker for 6-8 weeks. Now I know how someone can walk on a broken ankle for two weeks before finally seeking treatment. It's not much of a fashion statement, but it is high enough to be level with some of my sandals. It is supposed to be 82 on Saturday.