Natalie 20th March 2012

Hey guys

I broke my right ankle last week playing volleyball. I went up for a block and landed really hard on the side of my ankle. I felt a pop and heard a crack and started screaming out in pain. My foot started to swell up pretty bad and I thought it might have been a bad sprain at first but when I had scans later at the hospital, it showed that I had fractured one of my tarsals and had some torn ligaments. They put a soft cast on my leg and said to wait for the swelling to go down before they'll put a hard cast on next week. The doctor said I'll be in a cast for about 4 to 6 weeks depending on how quickly it heals. I'm finding it really hard to move around on crutches but I guess I'll get used to it soon.

If anyone has had similar experiences please feel free to share it.