Day 2.....

I think I will surely not make it for the next week.  I went to the doctor this morning with Kelsey.  Thank goodness she was around or I would have never made it.  The second I stepped out of my apartment should have told me I wasn't going to have a good day... The ahjumma that I NEVER EVER see cleaning had mopped right outside my apartment and down the first floor... which meant the plastic stoppers on my crutches were officially no help to me... I was slipping and unable to really walk without having a heart-attack.  We finally made it in the elevator and outside to go down my alleyway to the main street to catch a taxi... seemed like that took forever!  Finally we made it to the hospital in Hyehwa where my appointment was.  We pulled up to the curve and I got a wheelchair immediately with the help of Kelsey and the wheelchair man.  LOL and then another person was assigned to take me to where we needed to be.  I needed to get some Xrays done... so first I paid about 10,000 won for those (less than $10...wow!) and then waited to see the doctor.

The Doctor told me I had to keep my leg elevated for the next week or so.  Which means I can't work.  I really (SERIOUSLY) don't like this idea but I have to do what he says... After seeing him, I was taken to another room where they removed my cast from Sunday and that person put Iodine on my foot and then apparently put a needle in my foot to remove some of the inflammation... yeah that was painful... more Iodine was put on and then he proceeded to re-wrap my foot.  The translator in the room said the doctor told me to come back next friday for another cast and to keep it constantly elevated.  I can apparently use my heal to walk next week but who knows.

I have been laying in my bed for the last several hours and will probably get bed sores cause i'm starting to hurt!  I hate this.  I've been sleeping and just laying here with my cat for most of the day.  I dont think I'll make it for the next 3 1/2 weeks...

And Just a bit ago I received a wheelchair the school borrowed from someone so this should help me move around a bit... I seriously can't use these crutches for long walks...

I wish I could just walk... BLAH!  The new students and semester start tomorrow at school and I really wish I could be there to take on my classes head on but I guess we'll see how things go.

I'm going to attempt to stay positive... Like Jei said... I can work on a lot of things while I'm away... Korean, reading, and a few others.

^^

4 comments:

Lola O. said...

Omo, Gabi I had no idea this happened to you. Wow, I am sooo sorry and will be praying for a speedy recovery. Too bad no one got the taxi cab's info. I'm worried about things like that, from what I hear pedestrians do not come first here.

Take care of yourself, and hey you have your sicks days to use up right? I'm sure your school understands the situation is out of your control. I hope everything gets better soon!!!

AJA AJA Fighting!!!

SeoulSearching said...

Thanx so much Lola. It means a lot! I hope we can still meet up soon after I can walk around a bit more! Hope you're adjusting well!!! Keep me updated!

Foreigner Joy said...

oh you poor darling. I would do as the doctor says so that you don't have any permanent damage. Rent videos off iTunes...learn to knit. Maybe you can move around on your bed to keep your body in motion and not let pressure hit your foot.

:)

SeoulSearching said...

Thanx Joy! I'm going to try to work on my Korean.... lol now that I'm tied down to my bed. LOL! But mostly cat-napping... hahaha!