I recently learned the RICE principle. Inconveniently the DAY BEFORE SEAN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY. While taking the trash out I stepped on a dog toy and, thinking it was my dog, I let my body collapse and I rolled the top of my foot. I totally sat on the ground for a while trying to collect myself together. At first there was no swelling and it seemed like the pain was letting up so I went about my party planning business. Well after an hour I noticed a golf ball sized bump on the top of my foot and totally let out a sigh of FRUSTRATION! I never fall and the one time I fall and injure myself it’s the day before I’m throwing my sons 1st birthday party… at a public pool where I need to cart everything! Ah! I stayed focus on the task at hand. Since it was the top of my foot and not my ankle I decided (whether it wise or not) to push forward and keep party planning. If the swelling didn’t go down by the time the party was over, I would go in and get it looked at. It was pretty hot that same day so we went to the mall to take a break from our un–air-conditioned home. Walking around for a few hours +an injured foot + a hot day = the golf ball sized bump turning into a soft ball sized bump! I finally took the hint from my body and slowed down. I still went ahead with Sean’s party and even went swimming (kids, don’t follow my example!), but the swelling did go down. I can’t walk on it still though and it’s been a week so I think I may go in and have it looked at. I almost hope it’s broken. Then I’ll feel like the Dr. visit is justified. If I go in and they tell me it’s sprained or even if a muscle is torn, there isn’t much they can do and I don’t like taking the time and paying the money for those kinds of visits. So I’m currently a gimp and if you even look at my foot funny IT HURTS!
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