Posted 8/20/2014 7:45 PM (GMT -6)
First off-not in the hospital :) 3 weeks of freedom!!!
So, today I got out of my car and turned to close the door. Ended up feeling crazy dizzy and lost my balance. Managed to roll my ankle. Get to the ER and, for once, I'm hoping for an easy visit. I never get to go on the "fast track" side. Ended up on that side first and talked with the PA. 10 min. later, I ended up being moved to a bed on the other side.
Blood work showed I was dehydrated. I don't know how that can happen when I'm on TPN. My O2 was also a little low 88/89. I have Oxygen to use at night and during strenous activities, but it looks like I may need it more often :( So 2 bags of fluids and an ankle X-ray, I'm free to go. Dr can't tell by the X-ray if it's broken or a bad sprain. It does look really gross and the nurses and drs were impressed. The ER dr has had me many times before so at least I didn't have to go over my crazy med history. He also knows I have a crazy med tolerance since I've had surgeries since 9yrs old. He's one of those good ER docs who actually takes the time to know a patient and really look at a patient. He said he didn't even need a number. I looked pale and was sweating and he made sure pain was controlled while there. I've said this many times before, but I'm really blessed with a great group of drs. I know this could all change at anytime, but hopefully no time soon.
Tomorrow I see the ortho. Hopefully I'll get a boot. I can't really do crutches since my rt shoulder needs to be replaced and my elbows are super swollen.
I called my son when I got home and he just burst out crying on the phone. He was sure I was going to stay inpatient since I'm never allowed to leave the ER. Poor kid was a bundle of nerves :( I just wish I could somehow be a stress reliever and not a stress creator.
Still on track to go up to DC over Labor Day to see a DC United soccer game. My friend is driving so I can take an extra dose of meds if needed(dr allowed). I just need to wrap myself in bubble wrap.