Sunday, May 27, 2007

Minor injury

About a year ago, I slammed my thumb into a can lid, and required 11 stitches. I seem to rate one minor injury a year, because last Monday, I walked into a table leg in bare feet and did a number on my pinkie toe. I really was walking--not rushing. I was half-asleep. I had gotten up to tell my son something before he headed to school. I turned around, started back to my room, miscalculated the table at the top of the stairs...
My toe was all purple and swollen. How can such a little thing hurt so much? How can it still hurt after a flipping week?
I took a pair of canvas sneakers and cut the side off one of them so I could get shoes on my feet. These shoes are not comfortable at all and I miss my real sneakers, which have a lot more support in them.
Oh, well, at least I have the advantage of working for a doctor. She splinted my toe for me, no charge. An emergency room visit would have cost me a bundle, even with insurance! She said it would take about a week to heal. Tomorrow is Monday. That's a week.

It's not looking good, and I think I've got a few more days of limping.

6 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always great to find new friends. I've done the same thing to my toe at least three times. You'd think I'd learn to watch where I put my feet!

FYNest said...

Yikes. I feel your pain--literally--check my 5/17 blog! Hope yours feels better soon...hate to tell you 10 days later mine doesn't! :-(

The Feathered Nest said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Hope it feels better soon!

Manuela

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Sorry 'bout your toe. Good reason to stay off your feet.

Susie Q said...

I am so sorry dear heart! I do things like that to myself all the time!
I have injured the same toe 4 times...I guess I just never learn. Or, just maybe, I am a huge klutz! Nah, that can't be can it? *laugh*

I hope you feel better real soon!

Hugs,
Sue

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh dear!!! hope it's better now!