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I broke mah foot!

I don't even know how this happened.

A little while ago, I noticed that my foot was kind of irritated when I put on a specific pair of shoes. Not my 4 inch pumps, but my one and a half inch pumps. It was odd, but I didn't think much of it.

My best guess as to where this got started was when I was doing laundry, because I always hurt myself when I'm doing laundry. It's consistent as gravity, and I'm pretty sure I opened the door over my foot and slammed the bone in question. Again, I thought that would just be a bruise, and I didn't think much of it.

...Until yesterday, that is. I was being silly, pulling Dan backwards out of the kitchen, and he stepped on it. Then it really started hurting and turning purple over one specific area. It was randomly shooting pains up my leg all night, and when I woke up this morning and went to stand up on it I almost screamed.

Upon inspection, my foot was about 75% larger than normal (which is saying something because my feet are pretty small) and I decided that I was just going to elevate it, take the day off work, and go to the doctor for an X-ray.

I just got back from Boynton, and we have determined that I have a fractured metatarsal.

That one! Right there!

So! I'm not supposed to go anywhere if my foot is as swollen as it was this morning, because since the fracture is clean, it could pull my bone out of place and cause it to heal incorrectly. So! I get to wrap my foot for the next two weeks, kill my kidneys with 600 mg of ibuprofen every four hours, and alternate hot and cold as long as I can stand to. I'm already getting sick of it.

How're you doin?

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Nov. 7th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh no! :( Hope it heals soon.
Nov. 7th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
It's fine. It's just a pain. *KNEE SLAP*

I don't even need crutches, which I thought was weird... considering it's broken and I've seen people with crutches for sprains? The swelling has gone down considerably, and it doesn't really hurt when I'm not moving it. More of an extremely dull throb... so. I think it'll be okay. :)

Nov. 7th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Damn feet!
I'm pretty sure that I broke something in my big toe back in June, cause it's hurt off and on ever since then (Corey and Dave were messing around and ran over my toe with one of the rocking video game chairs, with Corey in it) However, I have never gone to the doctor, cause I didn't want them to say I had to stay off my feet, seeing as being on my feet for hours at a time is my sole source of income. However, mine never did the swelling up and turning purple thing, it just feels different from my other foot now. And it hasn't hurt as much since one day when I felt something crack in it and it hurt like hell. Maybe I got it back in the right place? Or else I just fucked it up. Hope yours gets better soon.
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Poor thing! Hope it gets better soon.
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
oh.. with the ouch!! I hope it heals quickly. :(

Again.. ouch! :(
Nov. 8th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
OMG!! That really sucks, sweetie.

Just make sure you ice more than heat, and elevate like crazy. Like, if you're sitting on the couch, your foot would be up on the back of the couch.

Sorry, it's the medical assistant in me. Also... crutches? Yeah. You don't want to be putting weight on that foot, like, at all.

I hope it gets better soon!!
Nov. 8th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
I have been elevating... and that is SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I can't even tell you.

I didn't get crutches! They told me it wasn't necessary... given the type of fracture and location... they said just as long as the swelling keeps down everything should be fine.

It seemed okay today. I'm about to dunk it in a bucket of ice water and we'll see how that goes. Woo hoo!
Nov. 12th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
oh, this is too bad. i hope it doesn't hurt too much.
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