Today I got the preliminary MRI report from the hospital. It included a summary of the findings as determined by a doctor, but I haven’t spoken to my orthopedic doctor yet about what I’ll have to do in particular. But, since this big news to me, and by extension to this running blog, I thought I’d share the findings right away.
Turns out, my ankle was broken after all! <she said with no trace of joy> I have an “avulsion fracture” which is when a tendon or ligament takes a small piece of the bone with it when it’s wrenched out of place. Since it still hasn’t healed yet (because the first orthopedic doctor told me to walk on it, despite my protests of pain), I’ll probably have to take all the weight off that foot for the next 6-7 weeks (or 2-3 months). That means I’ll probably have to be in a full boot and/or on crutches until early December. (!!!!!!???!!?!?!?!)
Yep, that means I’ll have been severely disabled from May to December, and not in a romantic way. After December, who knows what else I’ll have to do or how long it will take to actually get back to operating in a normal fashion, if that’s even possible. I’ve never been so thoroughly disgusted with doctors in my life, and I’ve had my fair share of incompetent doctoring before. Seriously, if you know of a good medical malpractice attorney, I’m interested.
I also have a wedding this weekend in which I’m a bridesmaid. I hope the bride is cool with me buzzing down the aisle in a motorized grocery cart. The good news is the new waterproof mascara I tested today passed with flying colors. 🙁
Have you ever been injured for more than half a year? Have you ever wanted to burn the entire world down? But seriously, do you know a good malpractice attorney? Share in the comments!