Delayed recovery?

I have been going for physio without miss every week. Yesterday, my feet was sore throughout the whole day which was abit weird coz it never happened this way before. 

I’ve only started using the gym 2 days ago at the physio centre and it was all right. 

Anyway, went for my physio session today and when they were doing the ultrasound, I felt pain – again its weird coz I’ve never felt any discomfort by doing ultrasound before. They did comment that my ankle was swollen bigger than 2 days ago. What’s happening to me?!?! 😱

The doctor came to inspect. He explained that its rare for him to jab his patients with the Hyalgan gel twice and I told the doctor to give me some time and I can assure you that my leg will heal! No way I want to endure the whole jab in the feet again!

So, today they put me on this….. 👇🏻

Felt like Dato’ Lee Chong Wei all of a sudden 😝

Weekly thing

Its the start of a weekly rehab. Will need to do physio 3 times a week now. I think day by day it has helped me alot with the recovery process. I dont mind being pampered everytime I come here. Hehehhe

Netball game-on

A week have past since my injury. And now I am all prepared for the game – to be outside of the court supporting my team of course! Bahahaha! 

My colleague who had her finger fractured just couldn’t resist but to play. She’s well aware of the risks involved and accept what might happen to her. That’s because, we no longer have an actual shooter except me and her. I am definitely out of the game – got promoted to team manager though. Hehehhee

Well… we played 3 games but got last place 🙄. But…… comments from other team says that we have improved!!! Yaaaayy! That meant alot really! 

Gonna miss the netball girls now that all will part ways back to work and I guess if there’s a game next year, we’ll see each other again. 

First OT experience

Today is THE DAY. It was 7am on a Friday morning. Mr Hubster and I slowly made our way to the hospital with smooth traffic (took us 20 minutes to reach there – suberb!). Headed to Level 2 to register for admission. At this point, I was nervous but the nurses were very nice and helpful. They gave me the robe and asked me the change. My room is super huge for a hospital. There’s 2 section, 1 is the living room and another section is the bed and toilet is also super huge! Can fit about 10-12 people at a time in the toilet. 

So the doctor came at 7.30am and prepared for OT. The anest doctor came to insert the cannula but I requested for the gas instead. So they wheeled my bed into the OT. First time in the OT – its cold and all spotless clean! The doctor saw that I was observing then he goes “its going to be all right” while tapping on my shoulder. They then transfered from my bed to the OT table and came the anest doctor from behind and put on the green colored mask with an undescribable smell.  By using a breathing mask, I can just breathe to sleep. This approach helps ease some anxiety about needles and the overall procedure or surgery which is soo me! I wanted to test, after 3 breaths – I was knocked out! 30 minutes later, the anest doctor woke me up – Alhamdulillah its all done now. Apparently the doctor had to drain out about 2.5ml of blood out from my cartilage coz it is not normal to have traces of blood there and if it were kept in there, it can be toxic! Luckily I got knocked out coz I surely dont want to see the whole procedure! 😨

Orthopedic to the rescue

Called the hospital first thing in the morning to see the doctor. Fortunately, there’s available slot at 9.45am. I dragged a colleague of mine to see the doctor who had bruised finger due to netball as well (same day as my injury). 

Met the doctor, very nice one and looked very concern about my condition. He couldnt comment much at first until he sees the results from x-ray and MRI. So, i was wheeled down to the Imaging section. 

That’s us happily waiting for our turn to do x-ray and MRI

This one handsome looking dude came to me and said its time for the MRI. While he was pushing the wheelchair, we had this short conversation:

Him: What’s the cause of injury?

Me: Netball

There was this short pause and he continued…

Him: Playing against BNM?

Me: Yes (darn it! Good guess)

Him: What position did you play?

Me: Goal shooter

Him: I’ve met your defender, your goal keeper now you… I’ve yet to meet your coach

Me: 🙄 You wont be seeing her for sure! But my goal attack is here as well! You might be seeing her too today! 😂

We’re famous in this hospital due to Netball. Bahahahahhahaha! Yeah.. Coach was hard on us 😔

MRI machine was soo cool! Only my leg that was in the machine, my top half body was outside of that machine and luckily I get to lie down on my back, comfy full of pillows and blanket to keep me warm. He even put on a headphone with music on. Nice! But he didnt tell me how long it will take so I decided to count the number of songs that was played – total 5 songs! So it was approximately 25minutes. 

Got both my x-ray and MRI results done, so they wheeled me back to the doctor. This doctor was too direct to me by starting his conversation as “you hurt quite badly la. You tore 2 out of 3 ligaments and you have a bruised cartilage”. I havent got a clue what that means at first, then he came with the feet statue and started explaining. All in all, he said I needed the Hyalgan gel to be inserted on my cartilage via a jab! a.k.a  💉! Owh-uh! Told the doctor about my history with needles and the thought of him jabbing my ankle? No way! So I asked for alternatives and he suggested to take gas to knock me out and I am loving that idea! Hahaha.. so tomorrow morning is my date with the doctor!

For now, this was what I got back at the end of the day 👇🏻

new boots! its a new trend! =p and my colleague got a finger brace due to her chipped bone