Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Good News, Bad News

Recently it seems that Dan and I have been breaking a lot of glass things in the kitchen. Two kitty bowls, a water pitcher, some beer bottles... As soon as we collect all the glass from one break (because no matter how much you sweep, you always find more later), we break something else. Today was almost another one of those days. I was in the pantry moving things around and my arm knocked into a jar of pasta sauce which took a header off the shelf.

As soon as I realized the jar was falling, I had enough time for the thought flash in my head, "This is going to be such a mess to clean up." But good news! It didn't break!

Of course, the bad news is that it didn't break because it landed on my foot. Right at the base of my middle and "ring" toes.

A couple of hours of painful limping on my foot, I noticed that there was a gap between two of my toes that wasn't normally there. Before I had been valiantly ignoring any potential ramifications to the jar hitting my foot, but I'll admit it, the new space between my toes freaked me out a bit. So Dan and I spent the next hour and a half at an urgent care place to see a doctor and get some x-rays.

But more good news! Not only did the jar not break, neither did my foot! It is, however, badly bruised and swollen. So I've been directed by the doctor to stay off of it, keep it iced and elevated and to wear a oh-so-stylish boot when I'm up and walking around. (I did decline the recommended crutches, though. I knew I wouldn't use them.)

My Day

I also got a prescription for an anti-inflammatory (which is being compounded to be corn-free so won't be ready until tomorrow) and that's kind of exciting since I can't take any OTC anti-inflammatories. It will be nice to have a corn-free one!

I did ask about my currently more spacious toes. Apparently my foot has swollen so much that it is making the toes spread apart a bit. It's also making one of my toes slightly numb from the pressure the swelling is putting on the nerves. No worries, I'm watching them to make sure nothing turns blue.


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