Friday, February 25, 2011
Annie's Ad: Sprained Ankle
I bet you're guessing that I have a sprained ankle due to the title. Well, you're right! Pretty much! We don't know if it's a sprain or a strain! I don't know what the difference is but it's probably not important! On Wednesday night, we had skills (which is a intense softball practice that focuses primarily on your fielding skills). We did a bunch of warm ups like running, stretching, etc. and we were about to start throwing. So i grabbed my glove and jumped over one of these HUGE softball bags. I didn't jump high enough and ended up having my foot point REALLY far down. I just want to remind you that I am flat footed so my foot can't point really far down in the first place. My ankle started to hurt really bad. So I limped over to one of the coaches and asked if I could take a break because I hurt my ankle. Luckily, Mailey's mom was there. She saw me and helped me over to a table and got me ice for my foot. She called my dad and he rushed over here. I hopped on one foot to the car for about half the time. Dad carried me the other half of the way. Of course, Dad all of a sudden became a qualified doctor and looked up online how to fix a sprained foot. He found this abbreviation called RICE. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. He did all of these things for me and it was feeling better. The next day i went to school on Will's old crutches while my friend carried my back pack for me! I got home and my ankle, the top of my foot, and my toes were swollen! And today they kind of looked purple! So mom did the smart thing and called the doctor. I'm going in today at three. We'll find out if I have a sprain or a strain. I want to say thank you to Mailey's mom for helping me at softball, mom and dad for helping me around the house, Callie for making my lunch and dragging my heavy backpack into my first period class, Kayleigh and Sydney for dragging my backpack around to the other subjects and for turning in my papers for me, Evie and Will for helping me with simple tasks around the house, and everyone else for their love and prayers! Thanks y'all! I'll tell you the results when i get back from the doctor's at 3:00 today!