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Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation... thanks to the application of a regular Ace Bandage, by foot is feeling 89% better and I am fully confident that I'll be able to do The Convention without crutches or the silly prescription medically fitted "Western Walker" boot. I'm hobbling around the house just fine. Not at 100% or anything - still hurts enough to keep me looking for a chair every 20 feet or so - but definitely feeling well enough to wonder if my doctor is getting some sort of kick-back from the only place in the State that sells those Western Walker Medical Boots.


Apr. 2nd, 2009 06:44 am
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Posting about this on April 2nd so you know that, yes, it is real.

Sprained my ankle bad enough to make me consider not going to Emerald City Comic Con - which, if you follow my Blog at all you will know is THE event that I look forward to each and every year :(

I'm depressed and angry. Finally I have somebody to direct my anger towards - my stupid doctor. Called him to say "HEY! I'm in pain! I need some meds!" and he was *supposed* to call in a prescription for Ibuprofen, but as of 6:30 last night the pharmacy had still not heard from him (and they checked with all the other Rite Aid Pharmacies just to make sure it didn't go to the wrong one). After the rush-job he did on my diagnosis last night (20 minutes from check-in to sitting in the car, and that included more time getting my X-Ray done than it did seeing the actual doctor) I'm very ready to switch to a new doctor.
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Got an X-Ray, nothing broken... just a nasty sprain. A sprain bad enough to make the doctor suggest that i wear a "Boot" and use crutches for the next 6 to 8 weeks.

However, I think I'm done with this doctor. Time to find a new one. Didn't even OFFER any pain meds for me even though I'm in MUCHO DEL PAIN-O (as they say down South of the border).

Also, he really rushed the whole thing. Appointment started at 4:30, I was in the car and on my way home at 5.

So now I have to decide if The Convention is "doable" while I'm in a condition that makes it difficult for me to walk.


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