Monday, November 17, 2008

My big, fat, swollen ankle

So, on Thursday the 6th while playing basketball I rolled my right ankle. I have rolled my left ankle about 4 times, but nothing like this. I have just now started to walk without a limp, but still have a hard time getting up the stairs and balancing on that foot. When it happened it hurt, but I seriously thought no biggie I've done this before, but I obviously really trashed it. I did have it x-rayed and thank goodness it was not broken and I actually have been going to a chiropractor for rehab.(side note, if you live in the Raleigh area, Hahn Family Chiropractic is AWESOME!!). Anywho, thank goodness for my amazing husband who for the first few days, pretty much carried me everywhere! He is so wonderful:) And a big thanks to my parents for helping out so much. I think what bugs me the most and that I can't play basketball for about a month, maybe longer:( I just have to wear ankle braces on both feet now. I have posted some pictures for you to see my big, fat, swollen ankle!

ankle the night of the sprain and the ankle the next morning

big, fat, and swollen and the lovely bruise that only got worse


Three Men and a Little Lady said...

That's a lot to already add to pregnancy and what they do to your ankles:) I hope you feel better soon, and can get back to bball!!

cat said...

Oh my goodness. I hope it gets better quick.

The Couey's said...

holy cow! you are so brave! i would have cried like a baby! by the way how far along are you?

Sarah and Devin said...

Katie!! That is so crazy!! I'm glad you were able to see a chiropractor though, and glad you're getting around a little better..still though...ouch!

Jackie said... also a blogger from the Philippines and was just checking on your photos.I also had an ankle sprain last August 7.I just had my cast removed today as part of the conservative treatment that my Orthopedic Surgeon suggested.Me too, I never thought a simple ankle sprain would last for months!My left foot is still swollen and there is still pain surrounding my ankle joint. I know how you feel right now. I hope you also get better sooner that you expected. :-)