The Great Ankle Sprain of ’11

Monday was my birthday.  I set the alarm a bit earlier than usual and got up to go for a run.  It felt like I would be starting off my 32nd year the right way.  As I neared home I experienced what can only be called an unfortunate freak intersection of darkness, an  icy patch, a pothole, some slushy mess, and my awkward coordination.  I rolled my ankle.  Hard.  Something popped.  I had never experienced anything like it.  By some miracle I managed not to fall and slowly walked/limped my sorry self the rest of the way home.

This picture was taken within the hour after returning from my run.

This picture was taken tonight as I was waiting to have my foot and ankle x-rayed.

The good news (I guess) is that it isn’t broken.  For the next several days I will continue to practice the new acronym I learned today – RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  Ah, the joys of growing older…

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12 responses to “The Great Ankle Sprain of ’11

  1. DC

    Been there, done that – too many times to count. Follow the directions and plan to be off your feet for a bit. Hannah will have a great time waiting on Daddy!

  2. Mary

    I did that within a couple of weeks of Maggie being born. Take extra time and keep your foot up, sprains take a long time to heal and need to be treated right. Need any meals?

    • Mary, we’re fine on the meal front, but you’re very generous to ask! I don’t let others take care of me very well, so prayers for Heather’s patience with me would be appreciated. 🙂

  3. What? You don’t let others take care of you? I missed that for about 21 years. Seriously, this getting older thing is not so bad…just that gravity is not our friend. Big hug.

    • Oh momma, you know what I mean. I seem to have this stubborn insistence to keep going and to do things for myself even when I should slow down and let others do things for me. I wonder where I get that…? 🙂

  4. Nancy

    Jeff, I think you might have been more fortunate with a break rather than “just” a sprain. Prayers for patience, healing, rest, patience, Heather’s patience, most use of your “1st/slow” gear, and a little more patience for good measure. 😉

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  6. Emily Reeves Grammer

    I’m late on this, but I’m sad to say that in the 35th week of pregnancy, this is what my ankles look like *all the time*. I hope you’re recovering well and enjoying the new ministry!!

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