I guess I should give you a little background. Every time my hero goes away I get hurt. Normally I do not tell many people. A couple of weeks after he left we had a crazy busy morning. I ended up spending over 2 hours at the AT&T store with four children. We stopped at Walgreens on the way home. I have a rule that my kids can have soda on Friday night (if they remember). This day I gave in and said yes you can a soda. So of course they chose the biggest soda they could find. Anyways as Hope was putting hers on the counter she missed and instead of setting it on the counter she dropped it on the top of my foot. I honestly could not breathe. I made it home but do not know how. I soaked it in Epson salt for days, iced it, and elevated it. A week later it felt better but not great. For the last four months it has hurt off and on. Over the last month it has burned. The entire top of my foot burns like crazy.
So after four months I decided I was going to the dr. I get there and they take my vitals and of course my temp was 98 (which sucks because it has been 96 for the last 6 months and I wanted her to realize this). So I go into see the dr and this was the conversation
DR-tell me what is going on
Me- well my daughter……. And it ……
Dr- Are you on any medicine
Dr- what birth control do you use?
Dr- how many kids do you have?
Dr- what birth control do you use?
Me- none (I think her head was beginning to spin)
Dr- Okay well we have to do a pregnancy test
Me- okay but it will be negative. It always is (boo hoo) are you doing blood or urine
Me- with tears because I am never honest with the DR, okay well if you are checking that can you run this test and this test because well I never get pregnant and I am tired all the time, I have these crazy weird pains, I lost 12 pounds the week my husband came home without changing my diet, and a bunch of other things. I asked her to do a test for Hashimoto's
Dr- oh yeah we need to do blood work. I cannot check you for Hashimoto's unless your regular thyroid comes back weird.
Me- okay what about my foot?
Dr- we cannot do anything until we have a negative pregnancy test
Me- leaving for lab
So I go to the lab and have blood work done and head back to the doctor’s office. A few minutes later they come out and tell me to head to X-ray. I assume that means I am not pregnant. So I head to X-ray and she asks if I am pregnant. I felt like screaming NO I AM NOT PREGNANT AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT SO STOP BUGGING ME.
Okay now this is where it gets comical. The lady who signed me in is the only person there so she does the X-Ray. She takes a bunch and then says okay I need you to stand up on the table.
She said I need you to stand up on the table. So I climb up on the table (in my skirt) and stand there while she takes the picture. There is nothing to hold onto or even grab if I start to fall. She then says okay you can get down and I wanted to scream:
HOW IN THE WORLD, I THINK MY FOOT IS BROKE, I CAN NOT EXACTLY JUMP DOWN.
So as I try to climb down the table starts moving like a surf board. She said OH, I forgot the lock is broke. So she comes over and sets on the table.
So I head back to the Dr Office (all in the same building). It is now 4:15 and they close at 4:30. At 4:28 the DR calls me in and says my foot is not broken, that I have deep tissue bruising. So I asked how I treat that. Here is our conversation
Me-so how do I treat that?
DR- rests, stay off of it, ice it, wear good shoes, and take ibuprofen (3- 800 mil a day)
Me- how long before it is better
DR- a long time
Me- so like 3-6 months
DR- no, like 3 weeks
Me- it has been 4 MONTHS
DR- looks at the X-Ray again and then says well it is not broken it will just take a while.
Me- okay they said part of my blood work was back
DR- your normal stuff looks good; all your counts look good. Your blood sugar was 87 which is great
Me- I drank a 20 ounce mountain dew within a hour of the test does that affect it
DR- no it is good
Me- okay thanks
So I left feeling like I had just wasted the last 3 hours of my life. I am going to take half the ibuprofen and wait two weeks and if it still burns like this then I am going back. Maybe by then the rest of my blood work will be done. They do not call you unless something is wrong.
What is your thought? I think her brain shut down as soon as I said I do not use birth control.