X-Rays, Crutches and Painkillers

Taking bets now before the x-rays come back: is it only a sprain? torn ligaments? or an actual break? Judge the evidence for yourself, including early Sunday:

and today, bruising now visible as the swelling fades, those along the side of the joint made the doctor tsk at me (he’s already written a prescription for a cast just in case):

Time to put my feet up…


  1. Chuckie58 says:

    That swelling is higher than the joint, so I’m going with at least a torn ligament. Looks damned painful, girlfriend. I’m sorry.

  2. Kate, I’m sorry to hear about your recent accident. I hope things improve soon.

  3. Crispinus says:

    I’m going with sprain, but a very nasty one. Sorry it’s so bad. Make Gene wait on you hand and, er, foot.

  4. K. A. Laity says:

    I’m just sick of the swelling and immobility. Gene has been very helpful, even with all the irritations of American health care (three stops to get a pair of crutches + the x-rays).

  5. John K. says:

    So sorry to hear about this, Kate!! I make no claims to medical expertise so I can’t give you any kind of diagnosis…hopefully it’s not a full-fledged break though! Hope you heal soon.

  6. K. A. Laity says:

    Thanks, everybody. Your sympathy is a balm.

  7. Robert says:

    I think you need to have Bill Frist, MD(HMS grad) examine these photos, in order to make a proper diagnosis!

  8. K. A. Laity says:

    I’d sooner have a peg leg. Bad enough to have an HMS doctor — but an evil Rebiblican like him, ick!

  9. Ouchie!! Way, way worse the sprain I had.Get better soon!

  10. K. A. Laity says:

    You should see it today — a whole new range of colors! Thanks for the kind wishes.

  11. Robert says:

    Frist (R-Tenn.), appearing on three network TV shows, agreed with the conclusion that the Albany woman had not suffered severe brain damage. “I never, never, on the floor of the Senate, made a diagnosis, nor would I ever do that,” he told NBC’s “Today” show.

  12. K. A. Laity says:

    My brain hurts!

  13. The Queen says:

    Yuk- looks like a bad sprain. Didja get drugs? It’s all about the drugs. Oh, and RICE.Nice gam, though.

  14. K. A. Laity says:

    “I want total sensory deprivation and back up drugs!”

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