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Jul 07, 2014 - 6 comments

Ha Tony I wish it was something so exciting that caused it.
Nope just stepped off my deck into a hole. My left foot turned completely
Sideways. Oh the pain was intense. I called out to my one son whose room was closest.
My husband and two sons came out. I have been experiencing vertigo for quite sometime
So when I fell I got real dizzy. The pain caused me to sweat profusely, be extremely dizzy,
I was very faint, I could feel myself going down, my speech was almost inaudible, I couldn't see or hear.
I had this same response to pain in January before I had my carpal tunnel surgery.

I couldn't move for about 30 minutes or so. They carried me inside. My husband said it doesn't look to bad,
Not extremely swollen or discolored. He is so used to getting hurt at work, using electrical.tape for bandages and moving on. I also think it has to do with his drug years, when someone overdosed they would hold them up and just try to have the person walk it off. He said there were times when someone really needed to go to the ER, they would put them by the ER door and then leave them there. I guess fear of getting caught with drugs or being an accomplice to their overdose.

They put me in bed, elevated my leg, and put ice on it.
Sunday morning a bit more swollen and discolored. I had pain with numbness and tingling in my toes.
We had crutches here and I wrapped it with a ace bandage. Went to church and out to dinner with friends.
As the day went on it got worse.

Now this morning my whole foot was discolored and very swollen, like I could pop it with a pin.
Off to the ER I went.
The ligaments tore from the fibula and pulled some bone fragments with it.
They cast it, I am on crutches, bed rest to follow up with an orthopedic doctor.
The pain, tingling and numbness,swelling and discoloration has increased.

I am very hard to keep down. It is already driving me crazy to ask someone to get or do.something
For me. I pray this doesn't go on for weeks. No gym, no walks, this the worst. Going to the beach in a cast.
I have never broken a bone in my life.
Please pray for my patience and  healing,
Thank you,

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by VICourageous, Jul 07, 2014
Oh, Deb I am so sorry to hear this. I will send some BIG Prayers out your way..May you stay off it for a while and have some Patience, that we all seem to need these

PS..I can use some Prayers myself these days..Yep! Having the ol ticker checked out this month..SO I am with you on the Patience

May you Heal really, really fast..Just do what YOU have to do to get there by staying low key..HAVE PATIENCE!!

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by weaver71, Jul 07, 2014
You finally get to read those books and do those projects you've been putting off cause you didn't have time to sit there and do it. Maybe it's like me working and working, needing time off, so I get sick. All you have done for your family, this is also a good time to practice receiving. I pray for a speedy recovery and patience, but most of all I pray you find a way to see the good around you. I pray you see this as an opportunity. Everything happens for a reason, so we gotta watch close to find out what it is. God Bless You Debbie, it doesn't matter if the grass is green, if it's under your butt where you can't see it anyway.

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by finsfan4ever, Jul 15, 2014
Hi Beautiful,
Now Deb, how are we going to run away together now?
Sorry, not tying to make light of your pain. I have done exactly what you did and it hurts a lot.
I cant imagine why you have problems asking for help, im so good at
Sending you lots of hugs,
Your friend, Glen

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by MH Community Mgr, Jul 15, 2014
Ouch!  Feel Better -

From all of us at Med Help.


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by nursegirl6572, Jul 15, 2014
Oh no Deb!  :0(  Get better soon honey!!

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by Dalubaba, Aug 17, 2014
Best wishes.

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