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My Gimpy Toe

My Gimpy Toe

So it happened. I finally broke a bone. Only took 30 years. It was my left pinky toe. I was a klutz and was walking by a chair and nipped it on the leg. My toe bent out at 90 degrees. It was a sight. And quickly started to hurt like a bitch. Many f-bombs were dropped.

Dad took me to the ER. Em, Lily and I were at the vacation house in Rockville. It was an Adventist hospital. Hell yeah. I [heart] the Adventist hospistals.

They saw me very quickly. The receptionist had the time to comment on my tattoo. Thanks for noticing. The doc was awesome. Numbed my toe like a champ and reset the fractured bone. The pain was completely managable. Nothing like the movies.

I am seeing a othopedic specialist later today. And I might get one pin. And I hope to get the “boot” so I don’t need crutches.

Regardless, I totally have taken my feet for granted. Going to the bathroom totally wears me out. And it’s like 10 feet from the couch. Oh and I have mad cabin fever. Help me. Please.

Oh, and I have been pain killer free since post-dinner time last night. They gave me vicodin. But I barely need the advil. It’s painful, but it’s not unbearable, and for some reason I feel like I will heal faster with out the side-effect ridden pills. And my goal is to heal faster so I can put my baby to sleep and walk my dog.

UPDATE:  I saw the Podiatrist yesterday that was recommended to me by a family friend. He hooked me up with some mad painful, in the nerve, novocaine, but it totally and amazingly numbed my toe to all hell. And he re-set the toe again. This time, rather violently yet perfectly. He was awesome. I can’t recommend this doc enough. He gave me 4 options and he explained everything all the way through. He also recommended NOT taking the vicodin unless absolutely necessary. Now what doc actually recommends not taking a drug? There ya go! Good doc. And I got the spaceboot, like I had wanted and like Elle (get better soon Elle), but I still need to keep off the foot for a week with crutches. I have an appointment with Doc-Awesome in two weeks and we’ll take it from there, but he’s optimistic it should be healed then.