|Foot elevated with gel spint on|
During lunch, I must have twisted or bumped the ankle "just right" as I went from no pain to being unable to walk without severe pain in the ankle in less than 2 hours. With each passing minute the pain got worse and I decided to drive myself to the Emergency Room. X-rays were taken, nothing broken, just a "severe sprained ankle". I was given a gel splint, crutches, presription for pain medication and was told to RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate) for the weekend.
Upon arrival at home, I was informed by my boyfriend I was to do NOTHING except RICE with a strong emphasis on the R -- REST. I am too ADHD to sit and do nothing so I had visions of a weekend of guilt-free knitting. What else could I do?
|So far, so good.|
18 row repeat pattern
7th row of the 2nd repeat
My wonderful boyfriend went to the barn and did my barn chores (even though I offered to go and groom my horse -- NOPE! My job this weekend was to RICE!).
I have an order for one of my Budget Conscious custom made row counters I needed to make and began working on it after icing my ankle, I sat a my desk, got my supplies together, turned in my chair and BAM! I hit my ankle! DANG! Back to the couch, with ice. I decided I would send one of my more expensive row counters in place of a budget one as there was no way I could sit at my desk now. The ankle was throbbing too much, far more than the night before when I was in the ER.
|A close up of the cable pattern|
Eventually my mom woke up and she made me an omlete for breakfast (hmmm, RICE-ing isn't all that bad!).
The boyfriend arrived back from the barn and assisted me in getting a shower, and with a food in my stomach I could finally take my pain pills.
The pain meds wiped me out, and after an hour, I found myself in the middle of one of the worst migraines I've had in a long time. Nausea, vomiting, hyper senstive to noise and light! My mom was upstairs but I couldn't call for her, even my own yelling hurt my head too much! I ended up texting my boyfriend and had him come home from shopping in Anchorage to pick me up off the floor. I spent the rest of the day in bed, and no knitting! :-(
New day, back to RICE. The good news is that, because I spent most of the last 24 hours in bed, I didn't use my foot and it is feeling pretty good!
Now, not to overdo it! Going to spend the day RICE-ing and knitting!