so if you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen more pictures of my ankle in the last week than you ever wish to see again in your life. and i apologize for that, but that's been my concern for that last week and a half. back story is i was getting ready for class last monday and my ankle rolled on the bottom step (unless you work with me and go with the story i fell off a table dancing). a lot of cussing went on (painful accidents are on of the few things that make me cuss a lot) and i continued to my car to get everything loaded up for class. in the 30 or less seconds it took to get to my car, my ankle was HUGE! (my brother said it was like an orange on my ankle) so monday i missed class and my parents took me to the urgency room, got a few x-rays done, got a boot and crutches and came home. he couldn't tell for sure if it was a fracture or severe sprain and wanted me to see an orthopedic dr. (my friends moved a bit too early, i could have used his help for this part)
so i split my shift with a coworker for tuesday, and tried to stay off of it as much as i could for the past week and a half. and i'm super self conscious to begin with, so i dreaded wearing the boot. sunday at church i had to relive it what felt like 80 million times retelling it to everyone. (plus it was already in pain and i came home from church crying) luckily at work i was able to spend most of the time in the chair making phone calls. monday i finally got the chance to make an appointment with an orthopedic dr (i was wanting to see how the weekend went)
so yesterday was my appointment and i was a bit of a nervous wreck tuesday and wednesday. i prayed it wasn't going to be anything severe, along with asking others to pray for me as well. and boy did those prayers work! she took a few more x-rays of my ankle to see if anything new popped up. and did some quick tests in the room, and confirmed it was just a really bad sprain! i don't think i've ever been so happy to hear i sprained my ankle in my whole life. like for real almost cried tears of joy. AND she told me i could ditch the boot and just wear my brace!! (because i'm an awesome klutz and did the exact same thing last year, just not as bad) and wants me to start so pt for about a month and then go back and see how it's doing. i am just so thankful for everyone's support and so thankful it's nothing more serious. she said i need to do pt and work on strengthening it so it doesn't keep happening.
so grateful i was worked up for nothing and that it should be taken care of fairly easily. and no more ankle photos on instagram! (unless it happens again and is super huge again) hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of july!