By Anonymous - 06/12/2018 21:00 - United Kingdom - Glasgow
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Kids have a lot of adrenaline, especially while playing. I'm not surprised you didn't notice at the time, but I do wonder why it's taken you 8 years to mention how much your ankle hurts. Or did it take 8 years for a competent doctor to X-ray it?
I've had issues with pretty much every joint I have for years, and no doctor has ever paid much attention (probably because I didn't yell and scream when it happened). I probably have some major undiagnosed issues too. Doesn't help that I have a bit of anxiety and worry about being considered a hypochondriac for complaining about everything hurting (knee since 7th grade when I jumped off the top of the bleachers during gym and landed awkwardly, wrist since 9th grade history class when I had to write excessive amounts of notes absurdly fast every day and strained it, hip since falling off a horse and landing on it, etc)
how....in the fuck.....does a fracture last that long
That is some high tolerance you have there, OP! I broke an ankle back in eighth grade, but brushed it off as a sprain despite all the limping. It wasn't until I went home when my mom took me to the ED (after yelling at me on how bruised it was). I was in a cast and crutches for a couple of weeks.
Something like this almost happened to me. I had a bike accident that an x-ray showed as a hairline fracture. My mom (who is a nurse) was suspicious of that diagnosis and got me in for a CT, and it turned out it was actually radial dysplasia. I had to have surgery and if I hadn’t, my wrist would have healed at the wrong angle and led to chronic pain.