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This is going to be rather a quiet Sunday at home -I fell over on the… - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
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This is going to be rather a quiet Sunday at home -I fell over on the street yesterday on my way to a lesson, twisting my ankle. I don't think I did anything really serious as it seems to be getting better rather quickly (much less swollen and doesn't hurt now unless I make sudden or awkward movements) but had to cancel my lessons for today -tomorrow lessons are very much in doubt as I can only walk with little penguin steps. Disaster if it lasts more than a day or two but, as I said, it does seem to be getting better (applying an anti-inflammatory cream and doses of ibuprofen, etc -no ice, though).

Made me think it might be a good idea at some point to do a first aid course, so that I do not cut an ineffectual figure like that guy who saw me fall and was standing by me as I was unsuccessfully trying to pick myself up, asking me 'Are you alright?' all the time but at the same time keeping well clear of me, while I replied I didn't know whether I was all right, I was in pain and I thought I was in shock and could he please stop asking me that. To which he would reply 'ok, ok... but _are_ you ok?..'

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kruku From: kruku Date: September 9th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can you fully rotate the ankle at the moment? If not see a qauck.

However regarding your concerned helper I'm always amused that when in this position one has to reassure wannabe rescue workers because when they ask you "are you allright" it is half because they want to help and half because they are squeamish want to be assured that you haven't hurt yourself badly:)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 9th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can, although it is a little bit restricted but I would expect that as it is stil a bit swollen and sore. If it stays like this more than a day or two ill be going to a doctor, but I don't think it'll be necessary.

Hey, maybe meet for a pint one of these days? -this week is looking busy (worse if it isn't busy because I'm still limping along, but hopefully not) but maybe the following week?
kruku From: kruku Date: September 10th, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good. Since your gimpy I could pop over your manor(:
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 11th, 2012 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure. Couple of good pubs (but of course that depends on what you like) pubs quite near. Actually, I have pupils in the evening till 8 or so Ian the next few days (of course I'm not cancelling lessons here, can't afford to do that!) but after... Or maybe the week end, I should be better able o move about and not beret riveted to the very local.
kruku From: kruku Date: September 11th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool:)
djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: September 9th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch :( Hope your ankle heals (groan) soon!
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 9th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aargh! And it took me a second to register!:)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 9th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
And, thanks,:)
valkyriekaren From: valkyriekaren Date: September 9th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Much empathy - I twist my ankles fairly regularly and it does hurt like hell. Keep it elevated as much as possible and bind it up with crepe bandage and an elastic support. Anti-inflammatories will help too.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 9th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! First time it happens to me, although I do seem to have been falling over a lot more recently. The latter may be just me getting older :/ noooo ...
valkyriekaren From: valkyriekaren Date: September 9th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it keeps happening, talk to your GP - could be an inner ear problem or something making you lose your balance.
digitalangel From: digitalangel Date: September 9th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ditto the eleasticated suggestion. I have one for my ankle (as it's so weak and often gets hurt) and it really helps for walking.
robot_mel From: robot_mel Date: September 9th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! Hope it heals fast! I'm actually taking a three day first aid course with my work this wed-fri. Bystanders who don't know what they are doing are really more of a hinderance than a help.
squirmelia From: squirmelia Date: September 9th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear about your ankle. Hope it gets better soon!
zenithed From: zenithed Date: September 10th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Just to add to the above, hope it's less hurty soon.
erming From: erming Date: September 11th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch get well soon.
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