Now I've REALLY done it

  1. I was trying to launch myself up 4 (measly) steps on my front porch and that was it. I either pulled my L calf muscle or tore it. I can't walk but I can hobble. Called it to work today. The second time in 12 years. DON called me in this morning and asked if I could come in at noon. I told her "No!, I can't come in if I can't walk". I put a heat pad on it last night and again this morning but it doesn't seem to help. If I extend my calf (toe up with leg extended) the pain is way bad! Hopefully it will get better soon. How embarrassing :imbar .
    Maybe some Motrin will help.
    -Russell
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   jemb
    Ouch! Hope you heal fast. Enjoy the extra rest in the meantime.
  4. by   jnette
    So who's butt were you trying to kick again? :chuckle

    Poor guy... hate this for you. That's the bike crankin' leg, too, isn't it ! Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo !!!

    Hope it eases up, if not be sure to have it checked out. What a bummer.
  5. by   Shamrock
    OUCH, I hate it when that happens. Get better soon.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    oooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwie...sorry russell.
  7. by   LauraF, RN
    Get better vibes coming your way!
  8. by   jnette
    Poooooooooooooooor Rusty....
  9. by   gij1
    Hope you can just let go and relax, let yourself heal. Also hope DON is supportive of your absence. You can not help an injury.
  10. by   rn-jane
    Yikes! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
  11. by   nursedawn67
    I know the feeling...good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery!
  12. by   Dave ARNP
    Best Get-Well wishes Rusty.

    Remember to RICE!

    -Dave
  13. by   zudy
    Ouch, Rusty! Hope it's better soon!
  14. by   FranEMTnurse
    Oooooooooooooh them's one of those nasties, Rusty. Did ya get the guy back? I got me the first and only huge black eye a couple years ago when I fell and hit my head on my wheelchair. My daughter kept photographing the progress until it cleared. I even submitted one to a photo contest with the caption, "Hit in eye with bird poop." It won a place in some national photo registry somewhere in the humor section.

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