The air-cast question
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
As I said earlier, I have had weak ankles for most of my life. And then in the early 90's I twisted my left ankle badly and had to go through weeks of rehab. Then, again in the early 90's, I'm positive I had a torn ACL that was undiagnosed. When I went to the hospital they only did an x-ray and nothing else. A torn ACL can't be seen with an x-ray (at least not in the 90's). However, at the time I knew nothing about torn ACL's and didn't know to tell the hospital personnel about the horrific popping sound I heard as I was down on the floor trying to get my dear cat, Michael, out of his carrier at the vet's. He had all 4 feet splayed and I had to yank and twist to get him out. That's when the loud popping sound and excruciating pain occurred. I don't know how I managed not to scream out. I don't know how I managed to get home, nor to finally drive myself to the hospital. But I did. (If it had been my right knee, I couldn't have).
Several twisting of the ankle(s) later I was given my first air-cast. (Left).
And then there's the osteopenia factor. Could that be progressing? My oncologist did tell me this week to up my calcium and Vit. D intake. (I will be getting another infusion in April).
So now I seem to be more prone to walking on the outside edge of my left foot and twisting the foot easily. Then years later I twisted my right ankle badly, more rehab, and the "matching" right ankle air-cast was "gifted" to me. Ha!
I try to analyze every problem I have. So when the severe left hip pain started, I thought perhaps it could be due to walking improperly, after twisting my ankle the week before. So out came the left air-cast. That's just me......trying to take care of myself. However, when and if no improvement continues, then I will see the doctor.
So that's the long story of the air-cast. No major problem....just "Dr. Gwen" trying to take care of herself.
Thanks for the prayers SparkFriends! I believe in prayers and they are always welcomed.