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03 February 2010 @ 10:52 pm

I was going to do a post about sustainable funding models and things, but this morning I stubbed the middle 3 toes of my right foot so hard I collapsed in tears and didn’t get up again for 90 minutes because it hurt so much it exhausted me. I was feeling pretty fragile and melodramatic, except I just looked at my middlest toe, which is black with bruising, so apparently I really did stub the holy living shit out of it and am not as pathetic as all that.

I may take a picture. It’s impressively horrible.

The Road Home: miles to Isengard: 104.8
ytd wordcount: 41,300
ytd km swum: 20

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: distresseddamaged
pgwfolcpgwfolc on February 3rd, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Take care. Hope that heals up soon.
cypherindigo on February 3rd, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Tape them together. Picture Please.
Pamelajeditigger on February 3rd, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie. :( Take care of yourself. Ice it?
Jeff Linderjslinder on February 3rd, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
If it's truly black, you probably broke your toe. I would recommend immobilizing it at the very least.

mayakdamayakda on February 3rd, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Agree. Did that once.
You can tape it to the toe next to it.
Ice and elevate and just kind of baby it for the next few weeks (no tight shoes).
Hey -- doncha live in one of those socialist hellholes with scary healthcare :) -- maybe have the doc take a look.
Karinacreamnsugar on February 3rd, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yep. It sounds possibly broken; my husband experienced a broken toe. No fun. Crutches and everything. Go get it checked out. :(
Megabitchmegabitch on February 3rd, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
Agreement here. Broke my littlest toe once by stubbing it on the couch, the black bruising reached my ankle. There's pretty much bugger all they can do for broken toes anyway except to buddy-strap them to other toes, but a GP confirmation, or not, would give you some idea of for how long it's likely to hurt.
desperancedesperance on February 4th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's some bruising. *is impressed*
sandrawickham on February 3rd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)

I hope you recover quickly. I sympathize, I'm constantly stubbing my toes on things..but not that bad! Heal fast! :)
Colettebellinghwoman on February 3rd, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ow! :-(

*hugs* - hope your toes feel better soon.
Laura Anne Gilman: MEDICsuricattus on February 3rd, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)

(but at least you didn't discover a pool of blood, she said hopefully)
sammywolsammywol on February 3rd, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
OW! Careful love. You may have broken it and even if not it will heal slower than usual. RICE and no heels.
irishkateirishkate on February 3rd, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
If you do need crutches I have a spare pair from the LAST time mum had a hip replaced. Can probably get them to you if you need - will be in Dublin on saturday/sunday.. Otherwise generally agree - you probably broke it, flat open shoes and you may not be able to swim comfortably for a couple of weeks depending...

Dinidamedini on February 4th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Did you ice them? If not, do so. Also,, take ibuprofen to reduce swelling.

Then take chocolate to reduce misery. Continue til all discomfort ceases. Preferably highest quality chocolate.
desperancedesperance on February 4th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)

Also, want pix please. *is a ghoul*