*a lie. Well, the bit about it being exciting is, anyway.
I had my 1 week follow up appointment at the Trauma Clinic last Thursday (20th), followed by a brief Mum visit (21st) and sister J's birthday (22nd), so what w/ trying to get things posted and birthday calls made an' all, stuff's been pretty busy. Also daily phone calls from Mum and sister which, although well meant, is getting a bit... much. Cos, y'know, I've been lying on a sofa/bed all day elevating my foot!! I have nearly naff all to report, apart from discussing radio/tv you haven't been watching!!!
Aaaaannyway. Here are the notes I made immediately after the Trauma Clinic appointment, as originally posted in a series of Facebook comment and subsequently a bit of a faff to locate when required (to make sure I'm doing everything right).
Okay. It's not the broken bone that's the trouble so much as the damage to ligament it's attached to. Won't need an op or owt, but need to take care of it now to prevent twisting injuries in the future. Waiting to see physio now
Also need to put it up more cos still swelling that needs to come down. And to keep up with the moonboot. And to... moisturise, apparently?! (bituva cheek!! ).
Nice physio checked it all out again, reckoned it's doing well, gave me some exercises:
* Flexing/rotating foot/ankle while seated with a scarf/sling wrapped around it for resistance
* Standing up straight against counter with no boot - balancing on one foot, removing arm support
* Ditto, but both feet on ground, rising to toes
Walk as normally as possible (not on tippy toes etc).
Try walking round house without boot.
No need to sleep in it (yay!).
Generally operate as pain permits. Don't sit around terrified to move, but don't do anything that takes me to more than the edge of pain.
Should get a letter thru from Outpatients Physio with a number to call for appt - if nothing comes thru within fortnight chase it up myself (have slip with details from Physio I've just seen).
Those appts would probably be at CRI, but that outpatients dept is shortly (beginning of June?) moving to what used to be the STAR centre, so I might have a couple in one, couple in the other. Dead helpful.
No dancing for a while yet. Boooooooo.
I think maybe the doctor who mentioned moisturising my foot/ankle might actually have been trying to say that massaging it would be good for the muscles or what have you? and that trying to work in moisturiser is as good a way of doing that as any other. But not 100% on that.
Swelling has gone down some more since I focussed myself on spending long boring hours lying back with my leg in the air (swollen ankle/foot needs to be higher than the heart, so I can't get away with sitting down with my foot up - not quite limber enough to get it higher than my heart that way).
Yeah, my life is really, really interesting right now, haha!! Apologies if you're reading this. Since typing the previous sentence I've been Facetimed by both my mother and my sis/four year old nephew. Jim the dog barked almost constantly throughout the latter convo, thanks to various people at the door, Alec sent me (in the phone) spinning around and around, and sis vented vehemently about how whiny he'd been all day. I feel like I need another lie down after that.
Okay, Branwell now sitting in front of approx 2/3 of the monitor, so I'm going to abandon post at this point and see what it is he wants of me.