Post # 1
Bees I broke my foot this afternoon. 2 fractures and a torn muscle apparently. My SO took me to the urgent care & they took x-rays and told me there was a fracture and they’d have an orthopedic surgeon contact me.
My SO is an RN & called an orthopedic surgeon she knows, sent him my xrays and he let her know I actually had TWO fractures and a torn muscle. He told her to tell me not to move my ankle. I’m not even in a real boot, it’s like a shoe boot so it doesn’t keep my ankle from moving at all and I have over 48 hrs until I’ll get to see a dr. I’m so worried I’ll move it accidentally & make it worse =( AND he said I’ll at the very least have to be in a cast but it’s very possible I’ll need surgery.
Not to mention I only have like 14 sick hours at work.
I’m trying not to have a meltdown. They gave me no pain meds, just said to take advil and while it’s not hurting, my blood pressure is through the roof. I’m a super anxious person so I’m scared of surgery.
Post # 3
Oh, I’m so sorry! My SS broke his foot this week so I commiserate. Why are they waiting so long to get you in to an orthopedist? Especially with no meds?
Post # 4
Oh no! I tore a ligament in my foot a few years ago and it was the worst! I would try to stay as relaxed as possible right now. It’s the worst for the first few days but don’t worry, the swelling will go down. I hope you get in to see a doctor soon!
Post # 5
@soontobemrsm11: oh that’s brutal! I personally find that aleve and tylenol is a better pain management/swelling combo, but it’s not for everyone (and you cannot take aleve with advil or aspirin).
Hopefully you don’t need surgery!
Post # 6
@tksjewelry: The doc SO talked to said I can’t cast it tomorrow bc it would give me a high risk of Compartment Syndrome…which could result in chopping off my foot or even death. And the next day is Sunday so Monday morning we’re going. I’m a little nervous waiting that long but I want the best surgeon and I know I won’t get that just going to the ER. & the dr said Monday would be fine so I’m trusting him.
@AlwaysSunny: thanks I hope the swelling goes down too. we’re gonna put ice on it soon and the OD on ibuprofen & tylenol helped the swelling too I’m sure
@MsGinkgo: I hope not too! I looked at my xrays but I have no clue what I’m looking at lol I’m trying not to think the worst but I’m always the prepare for the worst type so it’s really hard!
Post # 7
@soontobemrsm11: I’ll send you happy thoughts while you wait. I hope you feel better soon.