Monday, September 08, 2008

X-Rays, Crutches and Painkillers

Taking bets now before the x-rays come back: is it only a sprain? torn ligaments? or an actual break? Judge the evidence for yourself, including early Sunday:



and today, bruising now visible as the swelling fades, those along the side of the joint made the doctor tsk at me (he's already written a prescription for a cast just in case):



Time to put my feet up...

14 comments:

Chuckie58 said...

That swelling is higher than the joint, so I'm going with at least a torn ligament. Looks damned painful, girlfriend. I'm sorry.

Bobby Kuechenmeister said...

Kate, I'm sorry to hear about your recent accident. I hope things improve soon.

Crispinus said...

I'm going with sprain, but a very nasty one. Sorry it's so bad. Make Gene wait on you hand and, er, foot.

K. A. Laity said...

I'm just sick of the swelling and immobility. Gene has been very helpful, even with all the irritations of American health care (three stops to get a pair of crutches + the x-rays).

John K. said...

So sorry to hear about this, Kate!! I make no claims to medical expertise so I can't give you any kind of diagnosis...hopefully it's not a full-fledged break though! Hope you heal soon.

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, everybody. Your sympathy is a balm.

Robert said...

I think you need to have Bill Frist, MD(HMS grad) examine these photos, in order to make a proper diagnosis!

K. A. Laity said...

I'd sooner have a peg leg. Bad enough to have an HMS doctor -- but an evil Rebiblican like him, ick!

Cranky Yankee said...

Ouchie!! Way, way worse the sprain I had.

Get better soon!

K. A. Laity said...

You should see it today -- a whole new range of colors! Thanks for the kind wishes.

Robert said...

Frist (R-Tenn.), appearing on three network TV shows, agreed with the conclusion that the Albany woman had not suffered severe brain damage. "I never, never, on the floor of the Senate, made a diagnosis, nor would I ever do that," he told NBC's "Today" show.

K. A. Laity said...

My brain hurts!

The Queen said...

Yuk- looks like a bad sprain.

Didja get drugs? It's all about the drugs. Oh, and RICE.

Nice gam, though.

K. A. Laity said...

"I want total sensory deprivation and back up drugs!"