Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemme tell ya about my vacation.....

Things did NOT go as planned. I flew down to Florida last Tuesday with high expectations. Sun! Fun! Family! Sewing in the morning! Swimming in the afternoon! Cocktails in the evening! Good Times! That lasted almost 3 days. Better then no days I guess. On Thursday I felt like I had pulled a muscle in my thigh. By Friday, my thigh started to swell. By Saturday my thigh was swollen from the knee up. I needed to go to the ER. OH GOODY ;( My first thought was maybe I had a blood clot and that was Dr 90210's (very young, very cute doctor.....Amy named him that. I called him Doogie Howser) thought as well. But then he changed his mind and thought I was a muscle sprain. They did an ultrasound to rule out clot...ruled out. Sent home. Next day. Even more swelling and pain....have I mentioned the PAIN?!?! I could barely walk. Called my HF doc and he said....no more monkeys jumping on the bed....no wait...he said go back to the ER. OH YAY ;(  This time blood work was done as well as an exray...all negative. Diagnosis: Muscle sprain. (The weird thing about this injury is that I don't remember hurting myself....and no, I don't think it was from too many cocktails the first few days!) He wrapped it up and told me stay stay off of it. For how long, I asked? 'Til its better, he replied. I was glad I went back because I was able to see a different doc (one closer to my age thank you very much) and got another opinion. ANYWAY....I mostly stayed in bed the next 4 days as the sun shined in thru the window and a gentle breeze blew thru. I uncomfortably flew home on Tuesday, but fortunatly,  was able to get a bulkhead seat on the flight because of my pitiful condition. So, I'm home and am happy to report I'm on the mend. I don't think I'll be able to work much before Sunday or Monday as I still don't have a lot of ROM (range of motion). One needs a bit of ROM to drive ones car. The pain has decreased....thank you Advil......and I'm moving around better today but plan to stay off it as much as possible the next several days. So that's my story. No sewing/crafting has been done in over a week and the withdrawal has been as painful as my injury. I may try to sneak up to the craft room today just to look at all my stuff ; )

6 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

oh, Karen -- I hope you're better and back to ...errr... normal soon!

Cara said...

My goodness, what a story! At first I thought you were going to say it was a sting, from something in the water. I'm so sorry your vacation didn't go as planned and hope your pain is gone soon. I'm sure Sophie is benifitting from your idle time. Smiles and hugs,

Kathleen said...

Oh so sorry!!! That stinks... glad you got a few days in before it started. Rest, plan your next projects and cuddle with Sophie. Feel better soon!

yfa said...

I wondered why we hadn't heard anything from you? Glad you are better now.

Col said...

Oh Nana- That is awful!! At least you had a good attitude about the whole thing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your sprain. I hope that you will be better soon. I sprained my foot (in two places) last summer and I am still having trouble with it. I keep hearing that sprains take longer to heal then a break.