Call Me a Wuss – But Damn it Hurt!

Well, I couldn’t take it. The leg actually turned squishy. It was beyond gross and it hurt like a MoFo. The pain was so bad that I finally went to the ER late last night. We headed over around 2:00AM and we stayed there for a little over an hour. But of course I know that even though I’m in pain, I’m still pretty much fine and would always be the low man on the totem pole. I finally told the hubby that we could go home and I’d just power through it. Thank you Vicodin and Naproxin!

I got up early to see the my doctor even though it looked much better this morning. Much of the swelling had gone down and the pain wasn’t nearly as shooting and stabbing as it was last night. She told me that she didn’t think it was more than topical abrasion and to just ice it on and off every 20 minutes and sent me over to Xray just to be safe.

Wouldn’t you know that once I started the icing it it felt much better? A friend explained that the ice helps to give the pain receptors something else to focus on (and helps with the swelling). So with another Vicodin and another Naproxin, I was finally able to sleep. But even now, at the end of the day I have to say I feel even better.

The body is such an amazing thing.

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