Camping & Crutches

Before you ask, no I did not go camping on crutches but yes I am on crutches and yes we had planned to go camping this past weekend but that was before I ended up on crutches This put an end to our camping plans with my parents. My parents ended up going without us this past weekend because I was in too much pain and can’t get very far on the crutches, I was only able to get to the washroom and back before my back and neck were in extreme pain.

I fell on Sunday June 10th, just after we got back from the Salt Marsh Trail. I had already wrote and scheduled the last two posts so I didn’t bother updating them I ended up injuring my ankle, knee, back and neck on my left side. At first I was more concerned about my back and neck. I went to see the on call doctor on Monday and he said I likely sprained my knee and ankle and soft tissue injuries to my back and neck. He put me off work till the end of the week. Within a day or two though I was unable to put weight on my left leg.

I ended up going back Friday for a follow up and was told that I have severely sprained my ankle and knee both and he was also concerned I might have fractured something in my knee or ankle so he wanted x-rays to rule out any fractures. He was concerned enough he told me to get a pair of crutches and stay off the leg till the x-rays came back. He didn’t want me walking on a fractured ankle. I haven’t heard anything back yet so I assume no news is good news

I plan to try and make an appointment tomorrow morning to go back and confirm and find out if I can start slowly putting more weight on it. I was told I might need physio as well. I am still in a lot of pain and the crutches really bother my back so I am trying to stay off it as much as possible. Hopefully this wont be much of a set back in terms of walking and hiking and camping and that within a few weeks I’ll be back to normal mostly.

My parents actually gave us a new tent today. They bought it for us for our birthdays which are coming up the beginning of July. So I am really excited to be able to get a few weekends of camping in hopefully this summer and if I have to camp on crutches I will! Just kidding. Hopefully it wont come to that. I should be back to work this week or Monday at the latest as I have Sunday booked off already.

4 thoughts on “Camping & Crutches

  1. I remember getting a hairline fracture from a car accident and the second time? Just falling. It hurt so bad and I had to crawl and stay home most of the time.

    I hope you heal nicely.

    1. Thanks Michelle. I started Physio yesterday and am hoping they’ll be able to help with pain and mobility. I hate crutches, they are so tiring to get around on and hurt the arms so bad

  2. What a huge bummer!! 😞 Fingers crossed it’s no serious damage. I actually fell down the stairs and badly bruised both my shins about six weeks ago. They still hurt and I think I have nerve damage in one of my shins because I can’t feel anything. Thankfully I didn’t break anything but I was unable to walk for weeks, couldn’t put weight on my leg, and it looked like there was a dent in my shin. Injuries can set you back a bit but I wish you a speedy recovery!

    1. My husband had had the same problem with one of his shins just below his knee, nerve damage from a fall and he can’t feel anything around it. I seem to have no nerve damage at least not in my leg, by the time I’m off crutches I probably wont be able to say the same with my hands lol. I’m glad you didn’t break anything. Falling is such a pain because you usually hurt secondary things as well.

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