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This little piggy is black and blue!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday evening, I was getting ready to lead the phone support group that I lead for the MS Society and decided to use the bathroom before we started.

Just as I was getting ready to leave, the phone rang. I knew it wasn't time for group yet, but thought that maybe one of the members needed to tell me something, so I wanted to reach it before it stopped ringing. I guess that I turned out the door a bit too quickly, because my pinkie toe stayed on one side of the door jamb when the rest of my toes made it past.

There was a sound and immediate pain...long story, somewhat shorter, the toe is broken.

So, I taped the pinkie to the toe next to it and wrapped the rest of the forefoot, because the metatarsal was also painful, and started using the ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at regular intervals. (Meka and I were alternating use of the ice packs, since he still needs it for his ear. Fortunately, we're both good sharers. emoticon.) That night and the next day, I couldn't really put any weight on my foot at all, so I had to pretty much stay put.

By Sunday it felt considerably better. Today I reduced my Ibuprofen and had to change the wrapping again anyway, so I left it unwrapped for a while just to see how it was going. However, left to it's own devices, it started to look more black and blue and to swell again, so I re-wrapped it and just iced it again.

I was able to teach a lesson to my FeldenkraisĀ® client and to take my turn teaching our peer group continuing education group on Sunday afternoon.

I've been using the rest of the time to look over and fill out our Christmas gift and card lists and make some progress on getting gifts and cards moving.

So... we've gotten lemons, made lemonade and we're almost ready for what's next.

What surprises have you had thus far in the holiday season?
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  • ANNESYLVIA
    I am so sorry to hear about your toe. Maybe in a few days you might be feeling up to your chair aerobics. That may not bother the toe so much. I am assuming Meka is feeling better? I should have ask sooner than today. emoticon

    You are right about making lemonade out of lemons. Something I need to remember today....I had many things going on today most important was my son's religion class after school and my daughter's dance class. And a whole bunch of other activities. And wouldn't you know it but my van's battery died out. Leaving my daughter and I stranded and I had to get back home to get Logan off the bus. Well, this happen at 2:45pm and I just got home at 8:20pm. Luckily with friends and neighbors (and eventually hubby) Everything was taking care of. Thank God! I am so tired! I am glad I got my cario and strength training before all this happen!!

    Anne emoticon
    3525 days ago
  • CAROLEHZ
    Ohhhhhwwwwww. I have had that toe caught on a doorway thing and..I hate when that happens! Makes me cringe just thinking of it. It sounds like you know what your doing with the taping and icing. Glad to hear that Meka knows how to share.
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    3525 days ago
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