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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones...

Well, in this case, not my bones....  but Bills.  When his foot slid a little on that stone the other day, that sprain he suffered the other day turned out to be....
A broken bone in his ankle...

Bill drove the 456 miles from Alamo, Tx up to Celeste's place near Glen Rose, Tx.  We stayed in an RV park near San Antonio one night and that had pull-through sites so we didn't even have to un-hook.  Driving wasn't a problem, but he couldn't put weight on that foot at all and the swelling hadn't gone down even with ice packs.   We got to Celeste's around 2pm yesterday and by 2:30 were on our way to the urgent care center in Granbury.

After 2 hours (some wait... a few minutes with the doctor...  and x-rays) the doctor said that while he wasn't a radiologist he could tell that Bill had a fracture ....  the very tip of the fibula was broken off.  This kind of fracture doesn't require a cast, but Bill should be wearing a walking cast (one of those boot-like contraptions).  There was no place in the area to get one at 5pm on Friday afternoon, but he'll get one on Monday.  

Right now he's got an ankle stabilizer strapped on and is using my Lek walking stick to hobble around.  It'll just take a few weeks (or months?) to heal and he'll be good as new.  Funny thing was...  when the doctor looked at the x-rays, he noticed some bone chips that had been there a while.  Bill broke the same ankle about 25 years ago...  guess old injuries have a way of showing up again later.

All should be fine...  with a little time and patience.....  meanwhile Bill gets to have a new adventure...  driving one of those motorized carts around in Wal-Mart.

That's All For Today!


14 comments:

  1. Good that it was not worse. Watch out for traffic at walmart:)

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  2. I wish Bill a speedy recovery. It's hard for an active person to sit on their butt to let something heal.

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  3. Tar-nation! Although a scooter in WalMart would be neat.

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  4. Sorry to hear that it is broke but better to find out and have it heal properly without any further damage.

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  5. That's not good!! Make sure Bill follows Drs. orders and doesn't do more than he's supposed to. My BIL broke his ankle a year ago and wouldn't stay off of it like he was told to and he is just now getting to be pain free and close to 100% mobile. It takes time and you can't be too careful (at our age hahahaha). Take care.

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  6. OUch! a legitimate scooter rider in Walmart? Joe did that riding his bike and had to wear the boot.. he didn't like it.. took it off .. injured it more.. resulting in having to wear it longer... men

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  7. Sorry to hear about Bills foot fracture, not the best reason to get to use the motorized carts, but maybe he will give you a ride too, Sherry. Do you plan to take it easy until it heals...wait is that possible, you both taking it easier?

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  8. Driving those motorized carts at about 1/10 mph is certainly exciting...Not! Sorry Bill. Just a little bump in the road, right?

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  9. What a bummer! No dancing on Father's Day.

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  10. Well shoot!! Sorry to hear about the bad wheel, and hope that Bill is back to 100% soon.

    Mark

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  11. I hope he recovers quickly. But it should be driving carts in Walmart!! LOL

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  12. Ouch. Beware, I fractured my ankle at a WalMart! A cart full of stuff rolled into my ankle & it hurt! Bad! So make sure he stays put on the ...um..electric chair? ;-) Unfortunately, each time one breaks or sprains their ankle, little bone chips do break off. I've had that problem too. I hope he has a quick full recovery!!!

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  13. Sorry to hear about Bill's ankle. Hope it heals quickly and he is able to get around well in the meantime.

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  14. So sorry! But I understand small ankle breaks can be less problematic than ankle sprains. Hope he recovers quickly! Probably better that Bill (and not you) will be behind the controls of that motorized cart!

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