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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:42 PM

Damn - broke my toe Tuesday

Stubbed the next to my little toe really bad. Now, I've broken the little toe on that right foot about a dozen times, with horses stepping on it, but this is the first time I've really damaged this toe.

At first I didn't think it was too bad but later in the day it hurt a lot to walk so I had my husband tape it to the next bigger toe. Now the bruising extends well into the foot and when I took the tape off a while ago the end of the toe is deep purple while the rest of the toe matches the foot.

I can't wear shoes so I guess I will dig out the sandals I bought to wear after I got my ingrown toe fixed. I hate sandals. At home I go barefoot and when around people I'd rather have full shoes - that dates from a traumatic event when I was a kid.

After some research I decided to not go to the doctor. All he would do is to tape the toes together - we can keep doing that. I'd forgotten how much a broken toe hurts.

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csziggy Nov 2020 OP
soothsayer Nov 2020 #1
csziggy Nov 2020 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #2
csziggy Nov 2020 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #11
Shrike47 Nov 2020 #4
csziggy Nov 2020 #6
ailsagirl Nov 2020 #7
csziggy Nov 2020 #8
BusyBeingBest Nov 2020 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #10
csziggy Nov 2020 #12
UTUSN Nov 2020 #13
csziggy Nov 2020 #14
mopinko Nov 2020 #15
csziggy Nov 2020 #16
mopinko Nov 2020 #17
csziggy Nov 2020 #18
sl8 Nov 2020 #19
Niagara Nov 2020 #20

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:44 PM

1. Ouch! I'm sorry that happened to you. Was expecting a "better call a tow truck" gag

Hope it mends soon.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:48 PM

3. LOL!

No, instead I am punishing myself by watching the old dance movie clips to Uptown Funk. It's so toe tapping fun - and I don't need that this week!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:47 PM

2. You have my sympathy.

Every few years I break a toe, so I know what it's like.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:53 PM

5. I used to get my right little toe stepped on about three times a year

That was from handling very large horses. They didn't mean to but even with my arm holding them at full length away from me, their strides were so big that they would catch me every so often. A 16 to 17 hand horse wearing shoes stepping on your little toe is no fun no matter what footwear you have on.

My worst previous broken toe was when I dropped a sewing machine on my second toe. It was supposed to be mounted in a cabinet but one night when I folded it up, the machine just dropped straight through and hit my toe dead center. I did go to the doctor for it, got it X-rayed, and all he did was tape the toes together. I don't have time for that right now.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:05 PM

11. I've never dropped anything heavy on a toe,

and I'm never around horses, so I haven't done mine that way. You have even more sympathy for those events. All I ever do is just manage to crash a toe into something very hard.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:49 PM

4. Sorry to hear that. Yes, broken toes are a pain.

I laughed at the reference to horses, though. Thatís one of the ways I broke a toe in my youth and believe me, I was no cowgirl.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:55 PM

6. I used to board horses for people

Lots of big warmbloods standing 16 to 17 hands - BIG horses weighing about a ton. With shoes on, of course. I'm surprised I still have a little toe, it got broken so often.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:55 PM

7. That must hurt like hell

Take care!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:02 PM

8. I couldn't sleep last night it hurt so much

I might take one of my serious pain killers tonight just so I can sleep.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:04 PM

9. Owie. I haven't broken any but my husband did,

on a bedframe. The yelling and cuss words that night were something to behold! He taped them up, same as you, but had to shove his feet into combat boots the next morning, poor guy. Hope you have a speedy healing. Toe injuries are insane the way they hurt, I'm cringing just thinking about it.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:05 PM

10. Same thing happened to me a few months ago.

The whole side of my foot turned purple and I couldn't wear shoes for several weeks, but fortunately it was summer then. There really isn't anything that can be done other than taping it, so I didn't go to the doctor, either. It does hurt, doesn't it?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:11 PM

12. Yeah, it really sucks

I have some opioids left over from my back operation and may take one in a bit. I hate taking them because them make me stupid and don't really knock out the pain, they just knock me out. But I only got about 3.5 hours sleep last night an I am exhausted.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:16 PM

13. Owowow - can almost feel it from your description. Hope you can feel my "sorry"!

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:23 PM

14. Thanks - I'm just feeling sorry for myself

And after staying at home most of the time since January, next week I HAVE to go downstate to help finishing clearing Mom's house. I am not looking forward to driving into one of the reddest areas of the state, even if it is only for two nights and one day.

Thanks for the sympathy.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:11 AM

15. always take something right away. ibuprophen.

keep it from swelling up in the first place.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:35 AM

16. I should have - and should have iced it right away

But we are unloading the boxes full of books we put into storage last winter. and I am so eager to get them back on our shelves, I just went ahead and worked on that project. We had over 150 cubic feet of books, plus we've added a lot from my parents' house and even more from my mother in law's house, so it is a huge project to bring the boxes home, unpack them, and get them sorted into categories on the shelves! We're probably 50% finished.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:45 AM

17. oh boy.

mebbe you need to set up a little free library.
or book bomb ones around you.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:56 AM

18. We'll donate books once we're done

We do have plans for much of our full library once we die, especially special sections of our non-fiction areas of interest. Hopefully, that will be at least a couple of decades in the future.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:28 PM

20. Ouch!

I'm so sorry. I hope that your toe heals quickly, please take it easy.


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