B wrote:forbins_mtn wrote:one block from my house I tripped going down a curb and my right ankle is about triple the normal size. I can put weight on it so I know it's not broken, but it's swollen as hell.
Although I'm leery of dispensing medical advice on the internet, in this instance I feel compelled to say something as I too used to believe this was the case. However, I learned the hard way that not only can you put weight on a broken ankle but you can also trail hike, rock climb and rappel on a broken ankle (all quite painful but possible). You might just want to have your ankle checked out by a doctor.
Josh: sending positive thoughts towards your friend on his recovery.
Yeah, go get it checked out man. When I broke my foot I didn't realize it until six months later, and the awkward healing led to nerve damage that took another six months to treat. Now the area between my fourth and fifth toes on my right foot is completely without feeling. All because I was too lazy/macho/stupid to take an hour to go to the doctor and get an X-ray.
Thoughts with Josh and his friend.
Leaning toward drinking beer and cheering against John Fox tomorrow, but we'll see if I muster the will for Yale.