Tuesday, July 20, 2010

stupid work shelves + me = trip to ER

At our work we have rolling storage shelves.

This picture is just to give you an idea, because the ones we have are much more GHETTO. They are able to moved by a nice crank nor are all of the tracks and such hidden. So we have to push and pull them by hand, and stop them with our bodies or use this HUGE metal brake that sticks out a few inches around the bottom.

Well yesterday morning I was walking in our stockroom, between the managers desk and the storage shelves. A co-worker was sitting at the desk so I had a smaller clearance to get through but this has never been an issue before so I'm just walking FULL speed when I whack my ankle SUPER hard on the metal brake that is sticking out from the rack. It was one of those hits that makes you light headed and super hot! So I sat down, collected myself and I was fine....

...until lunch time, then it started swelling and by the time I got off of work I couldn't put any weight on it! So I got home, showered, then rested on the couch for a bit with it elevated. The pain started to go away but I still didn't have full movement of my ankle, and after sending my Mom a picture she insisted that I go to the ER.

As you can see, it was so swollen you couldn't even tell if I had that little ankle bone or not!
So we headed to the ER. Josh was much happier on this visit than his last... haha
I on the other hand was not too happy :(
they stuck us in the non-priority room because I wasn't dying, but my foot felt like it was going to fall off! haha
Josh got to sit next to all of the supplies... and we might have left with an extra ace bandage or two...
The doctor poked my foot in two spots and when I said it hurt he said we needed x-rays - lovely.
ohh pretty colors!
Just waitin after the x-rays. On the bright side I had a nice nurse named Gloria.
The x-rays came back negative so I just have REALLY bad bruising and swelling. It was a waste of time, but I'm glad we went so at least I know nothing is wrong and that I am just going to gimp around for a day or two!

In the end they wrapped it up in an ace bandage and sent me on my way. I slept with some ice packs on it and was able to sleep pretty well. We will see how work goes today - we have a big floorset so elevating my foot isn't going to be so easy...

-Katie

17 comments:

A Living Hale said...

Oh my goodness at the swelling! I am glad it's not broken though! Take care of yourself girl.

Jamie Pickle said...

Holy swollen ankle. That must have hurt!! I hope you turned in a Workers' Comp claim at least so they will pay for your ER trip. (Can you tell I work in insurance?)

Steph said...

Ouch! Hope it gets better soon. Maybe you should stay home and lay on the couch for a couple days and make Josh take care of you.

cassi said...

OUCH!! I've had a gimp ankle from a bad sprain before... also was pushed to the back in the ER since I wasnt dying but they were so short staffed I got treated in the HALLWAY! Glad you were able to at least get a room! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

That's Sassy said...

Hope you feel better soon! I love your moccasinos though:)

Chocolate Lover said...

Ouch! Glad you are ok though and it was nothing more serious (or limiting)!

Selma said...

Ouch!!!! Now my foot hurts too. :( Just reading and seeing this makes it hurt. So sorry this happened girl. Glad it's not broken though!!!
Hope the foot and even you feel better soon!!! :)

xoxo

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Oww! That looks painful! Probably a good thing you went to the ER, just in case - hope it's feeling better today!

heather said...

Ouch!!! Lots of ice and elevating that thing girl!!

All the Small Things said...

Yikes!! I hope it is feeling better now.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Wow I am glad your going to be ok!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh my gosh! I'm glad you're ok and that it wasn't broke!

Jen said...

Oh goodness! Glad you are ok!! :)

Maryellen said...

Poor Katie but it's awesome you didn't break your foot.

Lil' Woman said...

Aww girl, ouch!!

Jules said...

Ouch! It is a good thing you went to the ER. It was really swollen. Your sad boo boo face in the one pic is so sad :(

I hope it gets better soon.

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