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Down She Goes!

How do I explain what is going on with me? Hum…

Bad.

Haha!

Very accurate description right now…

If you have me on facebook or instagram you already know but I messed up my ankle on a day that my sister and her husband came to visit. It was a scary experience. I didn’t just step in some hole and sprain my ankle. There was nothing there! We were getting breakfast burritos and on the way out I felt like I stepped off a incline or a step but there was none. I came crashing down because my right ankle just turned in way that they are not suppose to turn. Apparently, on the way day, I fell on my left knee but didn’t feel that pain until way later. When I was down on the ground I felt really bad, pouring sweat, getting nauseated, loud ringing in my ear and then, as I was telling my sister, I think I’m gonna… I blacked out. My sister said my eyes were still open but I was not responded at all.

When I came too I didn’t remember where I was or what was going on. Seeing my sister talking to me frantically confused me at first until the pain came back. However, it wasn’t over. I started to get that feeling again. Her husband helped get me into the car where I kept trying to pass out but finally got to feeling better by the time we reached the Urgent Care. The Urgent Care was worthless they wanted me to go to the ER for my syncope but I was like – The budget says – No. lol Mwhaha I was non-compliant.

Anyway, I knew I had an appt with my PCP the next day and once I started to get over the passing out faze I could tell my ankle wasn’t broken. My knee was torn up bad and swelling so walking at all was almost impossible. Ow.

My doctor got an X-ray just in case, no news on that so I’m assuming it was okay. Shrugs. She told me only to use slight pressure on the ankle for the first week or two and see how it does. She put me in a brace and got me with crutches. I really hate crutches. DX The problem with this sprain is that it is a re-injury of a pulled ligament I had 15+ years ago so the doctor told me I’m going to have to wear the brace for a long time even when it gets better to protect it or I will end up hurting it again and have a chronic problem. Yikes!

Also, she was concerned about how I passed out and kept trying too. So I have to get another MRI of my brain. Bubye money! lol I use to black out a lot as a kid but it stopped once I got a bit older so I never thought about it. It is almost like that time I so called ‘seized’ in the hospital triggered it back.

The results came back as I thought they would, non-specific T2-Hyperintensity. This usually means white matter lesions, but because my MS test from the lumbar puncture was negative they call them non-specific… basically, they have no idea what the hell is wrong with me. hehe They use pretty words to be… “¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “

I mean, don’t get me wrong – THANK GOD I don’t have the O-bands to confirm MS. X_X

Anyway, this means no working out for awhile and no cosplay. Boohoo. I hope it doesn’t take a very long time for my ankle to heal up. I really feel like I need to live in a bubble sometimes. Ha!

P.S. I feel like such a burden, the ankle I missed up is my right ankle which means no driving! I’m having to catch rides with people as if I don’t even own a car. It really sucks!

18 thoughts on “Down She Goes!”

  1. Sorry to hear about your ankle! I know exactly how you feel about crutches and feeling like a burden. I fell last June and injured my ankle and knee and was on crutches, it was taking a long time to heal and I was having issues and in August I fell in the tub and reinjured my knee and injured my hip and lower back. All in all, I was on crutches from June 2018 till October 2018 and still have issues now with walking.

    I have Fibromyalgia and a lot of symptoms of MS but my family doctor won’t do any testing even though I have had multiple family members diagnosed with MS. It’s scary not knowing if you have it or not or if you have symptoms of something like that and no diagnosis.

    Anyway I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you heal well!
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    1. Gawd, that is what I’m so afraid of. Falling on the crutches or in the bath and making everything worse. That had to suck!
      That is weird how they won’t test… I mean isn’t it kind of wrong to say you have Fibro without being sure with all the testing? That is why when the Rheumatoid doctor I went to said it was probably Fibro I told him thanks and talk to my PCP who said I should se a Neurologist first to be sure… So he Neuro doctor put me through the ringer.
      I say you need a new doctor. X_x

  2. Oh goodness. That sounds so scary. I am so glad that you’re okay. Being on crutches is never fun. I broke my foot about 10 years ago and I was on them for about 6-7 weeks, along with wearing a really uncomfortable boot.

    1. Ha, yeah crutches are a total bitch. I forgot how much I hated them when I hurt this ankle the first time about 15 years ago. LOL Those boots do look awful!

  3. I am sorry to hear about your ankle. Hopefully, you’re in the road to recovery. Sometimes, we just need time to make sure things are fine. Sending you lots of positive vibes so you can get back to that 100% state and cosplay again!

  4. Jeeze, both of us, what will we do? I remember hurting, twisting, fracturing not only my leg but my ankle too. I hope that you’ll get some relief and heal nicely from it.

  5. Oh wow, that sounds like it hurt. And the blacking out, that’s not good! Shame they don’t know what that was about, but I guess its better then it being something bad! Please take it easy!

  6. That’s scary that you fell and then passed out! I’m glad your sister and her husband were there to help you. That sounds annoying to have to be in a brace and use crutches. I hope it heals soon! Take care!
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    1. Yeah, the blacking out part was really weird but I’m starting to wonder if the fall just put me in so much stress that my bodies way of dealing was to knock me the heck out. haha Thank you ♥

  7. Oh my gosh, reading this scared me! I hope that you’re okay, that must have been quite a scare. I’m glad that you’re on the mend now though – wishing you a speedy recovery.

    1. It was strange, that is for sure! I have sprained my ankle before and didn’t pass out. What they heck? Am I that wimpy now? hehe Thank you very much. ♥

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