"Drs dont listen"

About: Worthing Hospital / Accident and emergency

During a visit to A +E this week following an inverted twisted ankle down the stairs. I was advised to visit there for an xray as foot had swollen to twice its size and bruised.

As a nurse manager I am aware of how to treat myself in regards to injuries.

On my Arrival the staff were lovely and polite. When taken into minors I was seen by a Dr who told me that because I could weight bear it probably wasn't broken.

I had my xray on my top of my foot and inner aspect of my foot, despite the pain and swelling being on my lateral malleous.

24 hours later the swelling is worse, the bruising is worse and ability to weight bear is worsening, with occasional pins and needles. I actually don't want to return to the hospital, as I had already informed the Dr that the last time this happened I had broken my ankle in two places, but could still weight bear and go to the gym.

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