I get to be a patient!
I had an entirely different post mostly completed, but have decided to trash it in favor of this one.
This morning, Trooper and I were out on our walk—later than usual, because it is my late day in the office. As I tried to get off to the side of the road to avoid a school bus, I stepped off the road by accident into a fairly deep hole…..my foot stayed planted, but the rest of me didn’t. I got up ok, and decided to head back home, knowing it was at least a bad sprain and I wanted to ice it right away.
In coming down our street (don’t worry, I was only about a block from home), I thought I felt a weird rubbing, like bone on bone, but wasn’t sure. Didn’t make me too happy. I grabbed some ice and some arnica and put my foot up. After resting a bit, I realized that the ankle hurt a bit too much to just be a bad sprain, and moving around on it made me a bit dizzy for a second, so I woke Brad up and told him we needed to get to the ER for an xray.
Good news is that St Mary ER wasn’t at all busy when we got there. In less than 30 minutes, I had an xray and a diagnosis: non-displaced fracture of the distal fibula. Yep, cracked the outside of my ankle. So now I’m home with a splint, crutches and an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon this afternoon. I’ve taken more arnica, rhuta and symphytum (all homeopathic remedies for bruising, swelling, soft tissue injury and to encourage bone growth). Probably won’t need any surgery, just immobilization.
For the first time ever, I’m sorry that my consultation room is the last one at the end of the hall at the office. I’m glad I did yoga yesterday, cause I’m definitely not going to be able to attend that particular class any time soon! I’m also glad this didn’t happen a few weeks ago, as I had a good bit of traveling that I just completed, and traversing an airport with crutches doesn’t sound like fun. And I’m wishing it weren’t my right ankle, as that will restrict my driving for a bit. Hoping for a big walking boot soon, but that won’t mean I can drive with it.
For those of you who might be inconvenienced by my canceling your appointment (like today!), I apologize. I’m guessing that part of the message here is to slow down. I’ll need to make a few adjustments at the office, but I don’t think any of the events listed below will need to be cancelled. We’ll let you know if that happens!
It was interesting entering the ER from the patient side; never done that before. I was glad to see how quickly the ER could get me attended to, and glad to see that everyone I interacted with was friendly and professional. Interesting to try to get around on crutches and ask Brad for help. Now, as they say, “doctor, heal thyself”; I get to put into practice things that I usually just tell my patients!
Calendar Of Events for the next few weeks:
Wednesday, March 13th: Eden Energy Study Group. 6:30pm Preregistration required.
Friday, March 15th: 10 day group detox starts. Please call the office to get your instructions and medical food in time to start with us!
Sunday, March 17th: Book signing and lecture at MIB. Be one of the first to get a copy of Dr Warner’s new book, Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies. Starts at 1pm; please contact the office to tell us you plan to attend.
Tuesday, April 2nd: Healthy Food Group Potluck. Starts at 7pm; this month’s topic will be using dehydrators.
Wednesday, April 3rd: Meditation for Your Life, a talk and book signing with Bob Butera.
Sunday, April 14th: Book signing and lecture at Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio. If you can’t make the event at MIB on 3/17, then join us at Prancing Peacock starting at 5:30pm.
Saturday, April 20th: Book signing at Barnes and Nobles, Langhorne. Starts at 1pm
Wednesday, April 24th: Another in the series of educational dinners The Doctor and The Chef at the Yardley Inn. Tonight, eating to boost your immunity (what else?). Please contact the Yardley Inn for details and to register.