Friday, June 17, 2005

Sprained ankle

I received an SMS in the early morning today around 4:40 am.. Luckily I was fully awake & working at that time, or else ..... I was wondering who on earth SMS me at this weird hour in the early morning? Apparently, the sender was "Michelin Man"... This cute chap has a minor MVA late at night.. He tried to avoid hitting a car that suddenly got into his lane & because of this, he knocked himself into one of the orange road divider thing.. & injured his leg & his ankle was twisted badly.. Poor thing.. Hope there's no fracture. But sprained ankle with ligament tear itself is troublesome as well, cos it takes time to heal completely.. I experienced that before :(

I sprained my ankle twice before during my undergraduate time (first time during my first year & second time on the same foot during my third year). The first time is my own mistake loh.. I stepped into the small drain accidentally in my hostel & twisted my ankle ... The sprain was quite bad & my whole ankle was swollen.. Damn painful :( I went for ankle XRay in A&E after lecture; luckily no fracture, just ligament tear.. The worst thing is that I stay in 4th floor in the hostel & it's really difficult for me to climb so high up to reach my room.. Every single movement is also painful. Should have used crutches at that time... Furthermore I have exam the next morning. If not, sure I will "ponteng" class for few days ... Cos it's important to rest the ankle & minimise walking..

Management for non complicated minor sprain ankle injuries are RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression dressing or bandage & Elevation of foot) plus analgesia or pain relief with medications eg NSAID..

20 comments:

John Guinness said...

Cut!!!

kktan said...

if i know you that time.. everyday i would carry you up to your room.

Chen said...

kktan,

hahha.. thanks for that :P
anyway, u cannot enter my hostel leh.. cos u knowlah.. local uni, guys cannot enter girls room & vice versa :P

dr reb0rn said...

disguise as one, hehehehehe....

shookmeallnightlong said...

ehehehhe... actually i had the "accident" at around 6.30 but sms you after i can't sleep after waking up at 2.30 am. too bloody painful.

thanks for the tips and advice. It is cool to have a Dr as your friend :D

*hugs

Chen said...

hehhe,

so next time I come down to KL, u have to belanja me something else lah besides the pathetic maggie mee.. :P

shookmeallnightlong said...

ahahahhaha..... ok.. maggie mee with teh o Ais! how?

Chen said...

cute michelin,

belanja lah something else... :D
maggie mee with teh O ice only ah?

shookmeallnightlong said...

ok ok... i throw roti prata with garlic nan. how?

Chen said...

cute michelin,

mmmm... at least this is better than maggie mee :P

dr reb0rn said...

cute michelin???? hmmmmmm............

kekekekekeke.......

Chen said...

D Reborn

the reason why I call him cute michelin is really "ada udang di sebalik batu" :P, So that he will belanja me something else instead of maggie mee :D

babe_kl said...

wahhh so terror this michelin man, sms 4.30am!!! sekali hubby see ano man sms wifey at such hour... hmmm ada apa-apa ke??? nyek nyek nyek }:)

Chen said...

Babe KL,
yeah loh.. sms me so late in the middle of the night.. If I was sleeping at that time, I will sure scold him with "4 letter word" already, hahahah... for waking me up at those wee hours; cos I put my handphone near my bed & my hp was on 24 hours..

John Guinness said...

I call you at midnight no answer

Chen said...

John

wah.. why u all like to call ppl at midnight? :O

btw, I was in the other room (my computer room) when the phone rings, so I didn't know or notice u called :P kekke... (I put my handphone in my bedroom mah..)

John Guinness said...

You DR ma, wanna see how alert you are lor.

Chen said...

John,
If I'm not on call, I don't have to be "standby" or "alert 24 hours" lah.. :D

John Guinness said...

Cheh, cheat Dr.!!!

If emergency how?

Chen said...

John

if emergency, they can always call or page the doctors on call.. We have dedicated doctors on call every day for each disciplines --> from house officers to medical officers to specialists to consultants..