My gross and disgusting injury post

@TheHorse (46655)
Pleasant Hill, California
April 19, 2016 11:12am CST
Here's what my injured calf looked like as of yesterday. I hurt it playing basketball on Friday afternoon, and hobbled through a softball game that evening. I DID call the advise nurse yesterday, and she said it sounded like a slight muscle tear, and said it would take six weeks to heal completely. She recommended the same thing that my MyLot friends recommended: RICE (rest, ice, elevation, and compression). So far, I've been pretty good about rest and ice, but not so good about compression and elevation. A side note: With Kaiser, the advice nurses are WAY more compassionate, caring, and helpful than the doctors. Is that true with your medical provider as well?
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@LadyDuck (102588)
• Switzerland
19 Apr 16
I think she is right, six weeks seem a reasonable time to heal completely. I confirm that the nursers are way more compassionate than doctors.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
That's true in Switzerland too?
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@LadyDuck (102588)
• Switzerland
20 Apr 16
@TheHorse Some doctors are very kind here, but they are always very busy, so for minor injuries or problems I prefer to speak with their nurse, they are always very nice and have more time to listen and explain what to do.
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• United States
19 Apr 16
It looks like it's healing properly no brusing! I find the doctors and nurses are all nice where I go to - Sharp. But sometimes they don't care about you like if something is high on your test they just say it's still okay. They don't suggest advice whereas a one in one private doctor would be more on to you!
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
I wonder how many patients my doctor sees. I feel like a number when I visit him.
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• United States
19 Apr 16
@TheHorse I used to go to a private doctor when I had great instance but now I buy Obama care and restricted to Sharp. Even having insurance I have to pay monthly and then my co pay is a lot more expensive now too I don't go every month or get sick either.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby I don't get sick that often, thank goodness.
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@amadeo (39167)
• United States
19 Apr 16
I hate to show you mine what happen at my tennis game yesterday.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
Did you pull something as well?
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@snowy22315 (28143)
• United States
19 Apr 16
It doesn't look that bad actually.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
Could be worse, I suppose.
@Inlemay (17038)
• South Africa
19 Apr 16
I am on the RICE system at the moment for my Achilles heel - so good luck with your injury recovery - and take it easy.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
What did you do to your heel? That ligament scares me! Good luck to you as well.
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@Inlemay (17038)
• South Africa
19 Apr 16
@TheHorse I tore my Achilles heels about 8 years ago when i painted my house inside and out - climbing ladders stretches the tendons and mine tore. It took years to recover and walk properly again, and two weeks ago while we were rehearsing for our Melodrama, I climbed the ladder a few times to help lift the back-drop. Injury to injury - now I am nursing it some serious tendinitis. Luckily it was only the right Achilles and not both like before.
@CRK109 (14428)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Yes, definitely! I have a nurse who calls me once every few weeks to see how I'm doing and we talk for over and hour usually. She's a lot of fun and gives great advice on all my medical questions...and even some non medical questions! lol
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
Sweet! Interesting how nurses have a lot of medical knowledge, and have to study hard like doctors, but their bedside manner is generally so much better.
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@CRK109 (14428)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@TheHorse I agree! They also sometimes have a lot more time to spend than doctors, and that makes them a real wealth of information. Having good relationships with nurses can open more doors than people seem to realize. :)
@shshiju (8548)
• Cochin, India
20 Apr 16
Wish you to recover soon.I think that is correct that Nurses are more kind than doctors .
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr 16
Maybe it reflects the kind of people that go into each profession.
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@shshiju (8548)
• Cochin, India
20 Apr 16
@TheHorse One third of the women selects nurse profession here. Because it has good career in overseas.
• United States
19 Apr 16
oh dear, i hope that'cha do heed all the advice coz if'n ya don't, that recovery time can take much longer. 's fer the nurses versus the doc's? i don't spend much time with the nurses 'n get 'long much better with my doc. whilst his nurses're sweet, they seem to lack a sense'f humor.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr 16
Interesting. I throw a littlel humor at everyone. The nurses on the phone relax and have fun with me. My regular doctor acts as if he's anxious to get to the next patient.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@TheHorse i'd be findin' me a new doc :)
@DeborahDiane (13684)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Apr 16
I'm a member of Kaiser, too, and I agree that they are compassionate and caring. I also agree that you need to give RICE more of a try if you truly want to heal. Good luck!
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr 16
I've rested it for the most part, and iced it as well, especially early. It seems to be getting better.
@Jessicalynnt (48156)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Apr 16
never seen a strain look like a skinned knee!
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr 16
Very strange, isn't it?
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@Platespinner (15472)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
20 Apr 16
Heed the advice, and I hope it heals quickly and completely!
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr 16
Thanks! So far so good.
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@just4him (75456)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Apr 16
I'd have to say yes. Doctors seem to be all about the business of healing and none of the compassion.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr 16
That's been my experience as well. Especially recently.
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@Teep11 (6180)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Sorry you injured yourself. Nurses are usually the nurturing ones. Docotors are always on the go and a lot of them are stern. Get better and take it easy.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Apr 16
Thanks. I'll avoid hoops this week. Cycling doesn't seem to bother it.
• United States
20 Apr 16
I have Kaiser, and have called them way more than other people. I do so when I know I need an ambulance. If they tell us to call 911 and go to the hospital, Kaiser covers the cost. If not, they might and might not.
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@JudyEv (88027)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 16
Sorry you've hurt your calf. Elevation would be the hard one for me. As soon as I sit down I need to get up for something.
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@amadeo (39167)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Forgot to mentioned there.Nice leg there
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• United States
19 Apr 16
My son in law is on that RICE therapy too as he twisted his knee on Sunday. Hope your calf heals quickly and that you follow the advice for the next few weeks
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@Hatley (148651)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Apr 16
ohmy doctor is not too bad about compassion and healing the nurses are great b ut prpfessional too of course
@Hatley (148651)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Apr 16
sorry about your in jury looks really painfu l hopeit heals fast and soon
@DaddyEvil (19904)
• United States
25 Apr 16
IDK... I've never had a reason to contact the nurses instead of going to my doctor. I honestly don't see how a nurse on the phone could be more caring or compassionate than my doctor, but maybe you should consider a different doctor? (shrug!)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr 16
It sounds as if you got a lot of good advice and answers as well. I agree that nurses are more compassionate too.