That I’m doing fine. It is exactly how a 5 day old bad sprain should be, but he was very impressed with the extent the pretty colours came up my leg though…
I have to still keep with the Ice and Elevation, but also its ready to get excercised. This helps take down the swelling further, and is basically, “Wiggling of toes” “Rotating ankle side-to-side” and “flapping ankle up-and-down” motions. I’ve also got to try and push the weight bearing a little now as well, and I’ve been told to ditch the left Crutch as soon as I’m able, but certainly by Friday, so I can get back to work with mobility. He was very happy with my range of motion at this time though, and confirmed no torn ligaments in there. So, that is all good. Mind you, he reckons I’ll be as good as new in a “Couple of Months” so that is annoying. I’ll be trapped in flat shoes forever!
You know, I’ve said it before so I’ll say it again, our NHS are fantastic… as long as it is “Urgent”. Not only was I delt with speedily on Thursday, but today, I had my A&E consult at 10:30, they refered to the physio, who saw me at 13:30. (I got lots of knitting done in the 2 hour gap!) then assessed and out by 14:15 and home by 15:00, in Patient Transport no less!! I get picked up again at 09:00 on the 6th for a session of “Stretching it after the swelling” Physio… which I know is going to hurt, and I’m sort of not looking forward to it!
So, I’m pretty much off until Monday, and I’ve got to talk to the boss, and get assigned “a desk job” for the next few weeks, cos there is pretty much no way I’m going to be able to carry the stuff about for a while! 🙁