Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Fell & Really Couldn't Get Up

After the Injury
Yep, I injured myself last Thursday evening. Went for a walk/jog at the park and as I was jogging up a hill, I heard and felt a pop (imagine a pencil snapping in half) in my calf muscle. I instantly fell face down on the ground in excruciating pain. When this happened, I was about a half mile from my car, I didn't have my cell phone and there were very little people in the park. I gathered enough strength to crawl to the top of the hill and finally onto my feet and had to limp all the way back to my car. By the time I got there, the muscle in my calf was swollen and sore to the touch. I drove myself home and had my BFF come and take me to the urgent care facility. The doctor told me that there was a 99% chance that I had torn the calf muscle and needed to have intense physical therapy: she strongly urged me to get to an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible. Friday morning I was blessed to get an appointment for that same day. The orthopedic doctor confirmed that I had actually tore the muscle in my calf away from the tendon and basically there was no way to repair would have to heal on its own. I was so relieved to hear this because the ER doctor had me thinking I was gonna be cripple! To make an even longer story short: doctor told me no more walk/jogging for at least 6 weeks, however I could use the elliptical and the stationary bike. I was relieved to hear that because I just knew exercise was gonna be out of the question for a long time. 

Today is my first day back at work...I have been taking a lot of strong pain meds over the last few days so coming to work was totally out of the question. I'm limping and if I shift my weight the wrong way, the shit HURTS LIKE I am very careful and taking it very slow. Y'all pray for me.