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Leg Splint….Have to keep off of leg for 3 days 😦
Well I guess I must have worked a little tooooo hard at the yardsale this weekend. I spent 4 hours at the ER last night making sure that I didn’t have blood clots (which thankfully I did not!!)…..turns out I have tendonitis in my right leg.
I’ve had problems with my legs for a long time. They would ache and ache and ache for seemingly no reason. I would walk around the house doing different NONstrenuous activities and after about 20 min they would start to ache like I had been hiking for hours. Finally I went to the Dr and it was discovered that I was low in Vitamin D. So for the past few years I have been taking a Vit D supplement…..most days (I suck at remembering to take medications). And for the most part this seemed to fix things.
And the shoes……I know I shouldn’t wear flip flops or high heels or shoes that have little to no support……but I’m just not ready for sensible shoes damnit! I don’t like tennis shoes….they make me feel clunky and frumpy. And sensible shoes that are actually cute and stylish cost a freakin’ mint! But I guess my hospital bill is going to cost me more than some sensible shoes will 😦
Ughhh…..Clunky = Frumpy!!!
So this weekend at the yardsale I spent most of Wednesday and Thursday lugging things up the stairs from the basement and from the garage. Then Friday from 6am to 4pm standing and lugging things around and then Saturday from 7am to 4pm standing around and then lugging stuff to Goodwill. ALL IN MY FLIP FLOPS! They were my comfortable ones though 😀
I know, I know, I know……bad, bad, bad! I’m vain and lazy what can I tell you?
Needless to say by the end of the weekend I could barely walk. But by Monday I was feeling fine. Tuesday….little bit of pain in my right leg….nothing too serious, didn’t really pay much attention to it. Wednesday….no worries. But Wednesday night I was walking down a flight of steps and all of a sudden I had this horrendous ripping feeling in my calf. It hurt like hell all night….I couldn’t flex my foot without hanging from the chandeliers, I couldn’t put any weight on it…..not good. Thursday surprisingly it started feeling really pretty ok…..I was really surprised! I just assumed it was a pulled muscle and I treated it as so….ice, elevation etc.
But then people started in with the worrying……maybe I had a blood clot? I was a nurse once upon a time….I know all about calf pain and blood clots…..so the seed was planted. And then I started to wonder…..if I have a pulled muscle or a torn tendon…..WHY does it feel so much better??? Maybe I did have a clot and it moved on…..Ahhhhh crap I don’t want to die in my sleep of a freaking stroke. So off to the ER I went. Annoyed the entire way cuz I just knew that I was going to end up with some astronomical bill just to be told that I had a pulled muscle and to stay off of it.
4 hours later……no blood clots and a diagnosis of tendonitis. I’m pretty sure these crutches alone are gonna cost me $300 at the least 😦 So color me annoyed to the nth degree. BUT I am glad it wasn’t something more serious.
And I guess I am getting old because I need sensible shoes and I just wrote an entire post on my health issues……..ahhhhh crud!!!
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