Me, Parking & My Sprained Ankle
March 1, 2010
Parking fees at our office building is pretty expensive (Php 130/day). Usually the slots are also filled up already when 9AM comes in. With that in mind, a lot of us decided to park somewhere far away in a parking lot owned by A. Venue. Parking costs just around Php40/day but disadvantage is.. we have to walk like 10minutes to reach the office. For me, I thought of it more of an advantage because:
- we can save like Php90 per day for the parking fee
- we can use the 10-minute walk as an exercise
I usually bring slippers as I can’t walk 10 minutes wearing high heels. However, I decided to just wear my high-heeled wedge shoes today. Since they were wedge shoes, I didn’t think it would be dangerous for the walk. Unfortunately though, I fell on the street today.
I fell hard… fell on my knees with lots of people around. Noone helped me though, they just looked at me. I sat a bit on the floor for a few seconds as I felt the pain in my foot. Anyhow, I managed to get up and continued walking towards the office. This time, I walked really slow as pain really started to set in.
When I arrived at the office, the pain became unbearable such that I couldn’t walk anymore. I went straight to the clinic. Here’s what they did to help me:
- Asked me to sit in a comfortable chair.
- Held my feet up high
- Put ice compress on the pain area
- put inflammatory cream on the area
- asked me to take some pain meds
- put some elastic bandage on my ankle.
They also asked me to go to a hospital and have an x-ray. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really walk so I ended up just glued to my seat. The x-ray is needed to check if there are fractures. I really just hope I don’t get any. I don’t think I have the energy to drive myself to the hospital because my right ankle is the one that is injured.
The pain really gets worse as time passes by. I don’t know how long this will be. I decided to just work from home until I get well. Hopefully it does heal soon, I hate staying at home. Internet connection is really slow as well (I work more effectively at the office).
A close friend of mine asked her brother who’s also a doctor for medical advice (she’s such a sweet friend!). A great advice that I will follow while I’m nursing this sprained ankle. Here are the useful information I got (maybe this could help some of you too):
- cold compress for the 1st three days and continue as long as it is swollen.
- should completely rest the ankle & let ligaments heal.
- take pain meds for 1st two days. Take it as needed after if pain still persists.
Learned a lot from this experience. Though I assume my friends would think that I would quit wearing high heels, well they’re wrong. I’ll still continue to wear my high heeled shoes hahaha! I’m sure though that I won’t be walking that 10-minute activity with high heels (no matter if wedge or not), I’ll just wear my friendly slippers…