November 6, 2008

I'm A Gimp

Well I have officially classified myself as a klutz. I've gone and sprained my ankle. Luckily it was serious enough that I needed to go to the doctor or even use crutches... though my wonderful neighbors were kind enough to lend me theirs. They have been sitting in my living room unused. 
Now you may be wondering... What did Kaylen do? Well.... I blame it on poor lighting throughout certain spots on campus. Ah Hum.... So I had just gotten off work Wednesday night and was on my way heading from the MC towards the Library so that way I could go and print off my chemistry lab (I probably shouldn't mention that I was texting my friend Shane, that'll make it look like it was really my fault....). As I was turning the corner heading to the Library I miss stepped meaning I stepped partly on the cement where it drops off a little into dirt where there is also a fence. The next thing I know there is a sharp pain in my right ankle and I am practically am in the fence. What made me mad is that as this had happened a guy was walking by and witnessed the whole thing, but KEPT WALKING... jerk.
I am on all fours trying to wait out the pain, but at the same time on the verge of tears and I feel as if I'm going to pass out. After a minute or so I manage to hobble over to a spot where I can sit down, and try moving my ankle for a few minutes. Luckily I can but it hurt so bad. The pain is so sharp, but I knew that I had to go and get my lab done, so I hobble into the Library, print off my lab and then hobble to the Romney building where I had to do my Lab. When I get their I find out that I had just barely missed the Lab and it was closed. Not knowing what to do I hobble back outside and call my friend Mike to come and get me since he basically lived right there. (What is funny is when I called him, he instantly knew something was wrong and he seemed more panicked then me.... he's such a good friend). Mike picks me up and takes me back to my apartment where my wonderful roommates take over and nurse me back to health... well the best they could. 
I ended up laying on the couch most of the night until I needed to go to my own bed. (Brice and Dan came over and gave me a blessing). Poor Mike had to witness me having a melt down because I was freaking about how I was going to get around campus and I had so much to do.... I'm glad to say he's still my friend. 
The next day I woke up with it feeling better, but it still hurt. I ended up not needing the crutches. Thank goodness.... and I was able to walk on it all day.... Except now I have a hard time breathing because I think I bruised my ribs somehow when I fell. 
I am extremely grateful that this injury was not as bad as it could be, but my ankle still looks as if I have a golfball in it.

Here are some pictures... the swelling is not as bad as it was before. Its gone down since earlier this morning and last night.

It bruised pretty badly. I can't walk up and down stairs very well.

You can tell from this picture that my left foot is normal and my right is not.

Look at the golfball that is in it! 

Thank you to everyone who helped me! I greatly appreciate it! 

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