Dec
2
2015

Sprained my foot

A week ago, I was carrying Ayden when I heard people screaming. I looked around to discover that they are actually screaming due to the shock when they saw me fell. Only then I realised I was already slumped on the floor. I did not know how or why I fell but I found myself sitting on the floor. 

I was still holding Ayden tightly. He was okay. I got up again and continued walking around Hello Kitty Sanrio Town. My foot hurt but I thought nothing about it, limping my way through. 
Kaki bengkak 1

After half an hour or so, I could not stand the pain anymore and looked at my foot to see that it has swollen. Darling quickly went to the nearest pharmacy to get me some cream and patch for my foot. 

Ubat bengkak

I applied the cream immediately and continued our journey back to KL. I did not feel much pain during the 4 hours journey home. Only when we stopped to eat that I felt totally unable to walk as any pressure on my foot hurt so badly. I had to hold an umbrella and use it as a walking cane to help me walk. 

Bengkak patch

I also use the patch Darling got me but it did not help much. 

bandage

I prefer to bandage my foot. Darling wanted to bring me to see our family doctor but I was stubborn. I told him we have no time for that as my days ahead are packed with appointments and more appointments. I went about my daily routine and attended every appointment without fail, limping my way to all of them. 

Kaki terkehel

A week later, as I was about to bandage my foot as usual, I saw a horrible bruise that has spread towards my ankle and toes. Half of my left foot is bruised. I panic! My foot is dying! Only then I quickly called Darling to bring me to the doctor. 

The doctor told me that my foot is badly hurt. If I were to see him earlier, he would have put a cement cast on it. He told me two of my ligaments are torn and injured and the injuries have spread towards my ankle and all my toes. He ordered an immediate bed rest. He wonders how I survive an entire week without pain killers! 

Ubat untuk kaki terseliuh

The doctor prescribed painkillers and medication for swelling. He also told me to buy a proper ankle guard and to immediately cancel all my appointments, stay home and rest my legs. He said it will take 2 months for my foot to heal. 

ankle guard

I did not get the bulky ankle guard. I got myself an ankle socks instead. I took the painkillers and for once after the entire week, I can walk without limping. But the downside is, it made me walk more thinking my foot is okay and I continued attending events and all. I checked my foot last night and guess what? It started to swell again >_<

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    Aww! So i could not meet you again :(

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    Merryn Reply:

    The timing tak ngam lor. Even if I go see you, I’ll need to leave by 4pm :(

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    Oh no!! It would not be that bad if you see the doctor early. Now need to rest that foot for 2 months.

    Please rest well. Sprained ankle and torn ligaments are not light things.

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    Merryn Reply:

    I’ll try to rest more lor. I’m not the type of person who can remain quiet for a long time. Furthermore Ayden needs my attention. I try to use the good leg more and let the injured one rest :)

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    Yikes! That looks like such a bad sprain! Get more rest and better to rest that ankle well! Take care

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    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you Miriam. Will try to be good and rest more :)

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    Adoi.. One superwoman la you, can tahan all those pain, and got lots of event somemore. Take care ya, dont work too hard.

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    Merryn Reply:

    I thought it was just a fall with minor sprain. Surely got a bit pain so tahan lor. Mana tau after some time the foot turned blue and I was starting to feel sick. So quickly got the hubby to send me to the clinic.

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    Rehat la Merryn.. Your foot need your attention

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    Merryn Reply:

    Rehat lah ni… Dok rumah diam diam :P

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    looks bad! very long i didnt have such injuries. hope it wont happen, not used to them dy! ugh~

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    Merryn Reply:

    Yeah please, I dont wish for this to happen on anybody also. Darn painful ler.. :(

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    Oh dear… When I saw your bandaged foot, The pain I experienced came back to me… Thank goodness yours is just sprained and not fractured like mine… Btw, did u go for xray just to make sure? Yes, you are very strong, can tahan pain for whole week… I noticed there is a swell next to your last toe too… Speedy recovery to you!! Mine is still under hard cast… Going yo be two months!!

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    Merryn Reply:

    I did not get an x-ray done. The doctor said no fracture after he examined my foot. I tolerated the pain but after 7 days, I was starting to feel sick. I guess I tahan the pain for far too long. That was when I decided to take the painkiller.

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    Foot sakit. Go rest le. Oh ya…. It’s rare I comment here but due to this need to comment. Get well soon

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    Merryn Reply:

    Oh wow! Sprained my foot and got rewarded with your comment here. A blessing in disguise, I’m feeling a whole lot better already after reading this :P

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    Hope you get well soon and do the necessary to ensure that your foot heals. Speedy recovery! Did the doctor xray your foot?

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    Merryn Reply:

    No, the doctor did not xray my foot as he said there is no fracture and I believe him as I can still walk. He said the pain will be unbearable if I actually did fracture my foot.

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    Get well soon! Rest more dear. I cannot not comment after reading this post..been very busy.

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    Alamak!!!!! What is this? The season for swollen ankles? My blogger-friend in Ipoh too, and she went on a holiday to Scotland and all the countries in Europe after that…in a wheelchair! Goodness gracious! I wouldn’t do that but I guess no choice, everything’s arranged and booked already. And you too!!! Cancel all events, kwai-kwai stay at home till the ankle COMPLETELY recovers.

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    WTF?! Listen to your doctor! Tsk! Now I don’t know I should pity you or shout at you “padan muka!” …

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    OMG…that day I still seeing you chasing Ayden. You manyak kuat la, mommy.

    Speedy recovery.

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    Get well soon!

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    Poor thing but how come you don’t know you fell down ? And luckily Ayden is ok. It looks pretty bad and I guess it could takes more than 2 weeks to completely healed,maybe 1 month. I had a bruised toe before and almost like yours , blue black and it took me almost a month plus. Try to reduce walking and rest!

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