So you remember earlier this winter when I was super sick for a couple of months? Â Yeah that was fun. Â
The doctor gave me a powerful antibiotic to kill what it was that was killing me. Â It was so powerful they were worried about the side effects as it could actually induce some severe intestinal issues from killing too much bacteria in my stomach. Â It could basically bring on Crohnâ€™s disease. Â
Since I had lost the ability to breath, it seemed like a not bad risk to take. Â The antibiotics worked, no Crohnâ€™s disease. Â It seems like I survived.
Shortly afterwords, I was out walking in City Park. Â You know the neighbourhood that refuses to clean their sidewalks. Â I slipped slightly on the ice and hurt my ankle. Â I shook it off (Well more like â€œShake it Offâ€ by Taylor Swift) and kept walking. Â It didnâ€™t seem that bad until the next day when I woke up and my ankle was the size of a small nation. Â
I was like, I couldnâ€™t have broken it but then I realized that something was really wrong with my ankle. Â So yes, I cracked my ankle. Â Of course days later it was even bigger. Â It was growing like the Saskatchewan debt under the Sask Party. (oh calm down, I take shots at the NDP and Liberals as well, the debt joke was there and my ankle really hurts).
After more consultations with a doctor, I found out that it is severe tendonitis. Â Apparently use of the antibiotic I took has a connection to triggering it in diabetics which is kind of crazy.Â
The end result has been unbelievable pain for weeks and it isnâ€™t really going away. Â My ankle seems to do much better over night and in the morning, it feels okay. Â Then by night, it is horribly painful again. Â Â The treatment that has been suggested is a cortisone shot which isnâ€™t really effective but can also long term damage to my blood sugar. Â
It took over two years for my one shoulder to recover from what is called frozen shoulder (tendonitis in the shoulder). Â I am not looking forward to this.