Thursday, January 11, 2007

My First Broken Bone


Check out the bruising!
I thought I would spare you actually having to see my toes (which need to be cut and painted - they currently have paint worn & chipped off - not pretty!)
I broke my toe. It's the 4th toe, the one next to the pinky toe.
The urgent care nurse told me I could get one of these fracture shoes, but she said I could just splint my toe to the next biggest toe and try to wear shoes that are sturdy (or buy the fracture shoe) and stay off my foot for the next 24-48 hours. She said if I needed to I should use crutches.
This is supposed to take 8-10 weeks to heal. Bah!
I did RICES right away. Plus I took some Aleve right away to help with the pain & swelling. I love Aleve; it works well for me.
R = rest
I = Ice
C = Compression
E = Elevation
S = Stabalization

3 comments:

Meow said...

By the way, what the hell did you do to break it?

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I stubbed it against the wooden leg of the ottoman.

I was home with a sick baby and she would instantly get upset if I ever left the room and so I was trying to rush into the kitchen to get the phone number for her doctor to see if I should bring her in or what I should do and I walked too close and rammed my left foot (or at least the last 3 toes) into the leg of the ottoman and broke the 4th toe.

It just all sounds so stupid.

Kinky Phanie Gates said...

Nice job. I hope it feeld better soon.