We were pretty excited to get to go on a date yesterday. We were able to get a friend to watch Chase & could plan a nice time out together; we don't do it nearly often enough.
Jeff really wanted to see Transformers, so we decided to do that. We knew the theaters would be packed with most everyone having the day off, so we bought our tickets in advance & Jeff headed to the theater an hour before showtime. I stayed behind to get Chase ready & out the door to the babysitter (much closer to the start time of the movie) so that we didn't have to leave him for so long.
Everything was going smoothly & we were ready to head out the door, when I got a little rush of heartburn that I deal with during pregnancy. I headed up the 2 flights of stairs to our master bedroom to grab a Tums to settle things down. As I stepped into the family room, coming down the last stair, my ankle twisted and I heard a, "pop, pop, pop" as I fell to the ground. The pain in my foot was so bad that I didn't think I'd be able to get up but after a few minutes, I was able to hobble around a little bit, enough to get shoes on both Chase & myself and get out the door. I debated trying to call the theater & have them track Jeff down to take me to the hospital right then, but decided I'd try to tough it out. With horrible pain in my foot, I dropped Chase off & drove to the theater, now unsure of my initial decision to tough it out, as each time I had to press on the brake or the gas pedal gave me a lot of pain and not a lot of control over the car.
The walk into the theater was the worst of all, but I finally made it with just a couple of minutes to spare before the movie was to start. By the time I sat down next to Jeff, I started crying & was trying so hard to get myself under control. He volunteered to forgo the movie & head straight to the hospital, but I wasn't about to get up & try to walk again & figured we might as well sit through the movie.
Side Note: We were very disappointed with the movie - way too many crass sex jokes & foul language to fit my taste - and we wished we had just gone to the hospital instead! If we hadn't been in the middle of a row with tons of people on either side (too difficult to navigate my way through in the dark with my foot in its current state), we would've gotten up & left before it was over.
Anyway, after the movie, I managed to make it out to the curb with a lot of help & support from Jeff and he went & got the car to pick me up. We picked Chase up from the babysitter & went straight to the hospital. With a rambunctious 16 month old, we were glad the wait wasn't long. In fact, we were only there about 2 hours, total. The x-rays, showed no broken bones, but the doctor said there was definitely swelling inside my foot and I was diagnosed with a sprained ankle (funny, since its my foot that hurts & not my ankle!). They sent me home with an aircast boot that inflates to give support around the ankle and actually makes walking & even sitting even more painful than going barefoot. I can see how it would be helpful if my ankle was bothering me, though! LOL
So, instead of heading to the 4th of July breakfast at the church this morning & heading out to do some fun things as a family today, I've been stuck on the couch with my foot up & being iced. After all of that, I can actually walk a bit today, though not without holding on to something. So, Jeff pulled his old forearm crutches out & I've been using those. Jeff is great to take care of me ^ handle Chase & I just hope that the pain continues to subside quickly so I can be walking easily on Monday when he goes back to work.