This morning, I woke up at my parents because I was dog sitting. I sent an e-mail to Phyllis and Nancy. I told them I wasn’t feeling well and needed to rest and stay home today. I was not feeling 100%. I took the dogs out, fed them, showered, and then packed up my stuff. I felt bad for the dogs, but I had to get out of there.
When I arrived back to our house, I went inside and laid down on the couch and researched for my paper. I managed to find some good sources on first-generation colleges students. I typed up my paper and finished it. I sent it to my tutor for revision ( we have an appt on Friday.)
After I finished my paper, I laid down some more, then decided to start bringing in things from the car, and cleaning up my office, and then I went downstairs to change the laundry when I tripped and my foot was under me. When I hit the floor, I slowly swung my leg around so my foot was out in front of me. My foot was swollen and huge. I had my phone on me so I called Drew. I told him that I might have broken my foot. I am in so much pain. I fell taking the laundry downstairs. he said I will be right home. I got off the phone with him and called my mother-in-law. She said she was driving on the bridge and is on her way home. She said, “go to the hospital. do not go to MedExpress.” I said, “okay, Drew is on his way.” I called anyone who could take me to the hospital immediately. I called my neighbor Andy. He said he would take me in 10 mins.
I pulled myself up the stairs by arms. I could not put any weight on my foot. I army crawled to the door to unlock it and open it. When my neighbor arrived, he helped me up, but I couldn’t put weight on my left foot what so ever. He said he had to get his kids off the bus, then he would be back over. When his kids got off the bus, he helped me out of the house, and then had to carry me to his car. Once in his car, he drove me to Sewickley hospital.
At the hospital, they checked me in right away and then took me back to an examining room. A doctor came in and examined my ankle, ordered X-rays, then I was given a shot of Motrin in my behind.
While I was waiting for X-rays, Drew arrived and he sat with me. The doctor came in and told me that it was not a break, but a bad sprain. I have to ace bandage it, wrap it, and keep it elevated for the next couple of days. She gave me a doctor’s excuse for work and school. The nurse came in and gave me some crutches and then I was on my way home.
Once we got home, Drew propped me up on the couch and I sent a text with an image to the other admin I work with and told her that I would not be in the office tomorrow. She wished me well and told me to rest up. I laid up all evening and watched tv and had to ice my foot off and on. This was terrible.