"Twisted my ankle on a pavement 12 hours later I..."

About: Milton Keynes Hospital

After twisting my ankle walking, I went to bed with an ice pack and elevating as was so painful.

About 4 hours later there was a bruise and swelling. Several hours after that I could not put weight on it at all.

I followed all of the advice on NHS website referring to a sprain, but it was still extremely painful.

About 1030 in the morning my friend took me to A&E Milton Keynes.

The staff were very friendly checking me in and the porters were having a great laugh at my hobbling technique - I was laughing and they recognised I was in good humour!!

I was seen by the Triage nurse within 15 minutes who said it is likely a bad sprain but the swelling/bruising was a concern that it may even be a break.

A doctor saw me about 20 minutes later and he was also very good, recognising I was still laughing at myself they smiled, looked me in the eyes and said... does this hurt - Oooowwwww what about this?

No I can't feel anything there at all... and This?

Oowwww again!

After the pain they said, oh dear I reckon it is broken, off to Xray.

15 minutes later I was Xrayed and the nurse said, don't move - you have a nice break right there... pointing at my metatarsal (5th)

I was then wheelchair bound back into the doctor who showed me my Xray - and we were quite impressed by the nice straight line of the break.

They then got me to the treatment room, where a lovely nurse bandaged me up - they showed me the crutches I was now to take and sorted me out the Fracture Clinic.

The Triage nurse from earlier came and found me... asked how it was - when I told her it was a break they were lovely telling me I could go for a run with a cast on... Joking aside everyone in MK were fantastic.

Sunday Morning, I dreaded the reception and care but it was second to none...

Thank You for recognising I prefer to laugh than cry, thank you for being gentle (apart from the well placed prodding to assess my area of concern, Doctor.)

Thanks, I just wish I was not a runner and dog walker, sitting still and resting does not fill me with excitement!

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Response from Milton Keynes Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We will pass on your kind words of thanks and praise to the teams you have mentioned. We wish you all the best with your recovery!

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