John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Dat ankle

I twisted my ankle last week. See, I was getting off the bus via the rear door and I guess I stepped down onto an uneven patch of ground or something. Hurt like hell, let me tell you. I was lucky in that I was holding onto the door handle at the time, so I didn't fall over, but I did have to stand there a bit before the pain receded enough to try walking on it. I got home and took a couple of ibuprofen tablets and kept it elevated and all that, and by the next morning it felt fine and it hasn't given me any trouble since then. (I wore my boots instead of my sneakers for a few days afterward, though.)

So I was surprised when I looked down at the outside of my ankle the other day and saw this massive bruise. I've twisted my ankle a lot in my day, and I don't think I've ever gotten a bruise out of it. Or maybe I always do and I just never noticed it. I don't look at the outside of my ankle all that often. Regardless, it looks gross. But like I say, it doesn't hurt or anything, and it does appear to be fading, so I'm not particularly concerned about it. I'm keeping an eye on it though.

The funny thing about it is that the day before I'd taken a five and a half mile walk -- given my normal stride, about 13,500 steps -- and never so much as stumbled. Then the next day I walked less than a mile in toto and twisted my ankle as badly as I ever remember. Maybe it was weaker than usual from all the walking the day before weakened it.
Tags: omphaloskepsis

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