(This picture was taken 14 days after the sprain. I am bruised all the way up to my knee!)
How did it happen, you ask? Well....See that "hill" at the end?! Well, I climbed to the top (probably 6+ feet) and lost my balance. I slid down the hill, tried to catch myself, my foot went in, my leg went out and I heard two loud pops. And then felt the surge of pain....
This was taken about a week after. Compare the ankles. :)
This was taken today. 18 days after it happened. It's been iced and elevated constantly and not much is changing....sigh.
The TLC is now my best friend (along with the crutches AND boot).
I have realized SO many things that I am thankful for through this fun experience.
#1 I am grateful for a healthy body that can allow me to do SO much. I am grateful for two feet and two legs.
#2 I am SO eternally grateful for Christlike friends and family. My parents were able to come down for a few days right after it happened. It was SO wonderful. I love my parents so much. My roommate Jamie is so kind. She is always helping me and does SO much! My siblings were great when I went home for Thanksgiving, they served me constantly. My ward has been amazing and supportive. I am surrounded by GREAT, charitable, Christ-like people. Thank you!!
#3 I am grateful that this happened this time of year. I have breaks all of the time. I don't have to take the time off of work and yet I have so much time to rest, elevate, ice and heal!
#4 I am grateful for cars! I can't wait to drive one again...someday.
It's been a major DOH!