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I broke my big toe.

It’s sideways and it hurts and it’s really swollen, and my children keep stepping on it and my husband keeps making fun of me. Mostly he’s making fun of me because I won’t stop talking about it, but the thing is, this is the first bone I’ve ever broken in my entire body in my entire life. And it freaking hurts.

We actually had to pause The Breakfast Club because I was so concerned about the toe that I wanted to do research on what to do with a broken toe. The Ogre keeps telling me to let him snap it back into place, but I don’t feel comfortable with that. Mostly because it would hurt even worse. So the plan now is for me to go to the urgent care tomorrow and see if they can fix me. Because my toe is really freaky looking.

I hope they give me crutches. I’ve never had crutches before and I’ve always wanted them. But then again, crutches on Halloween would suck.

Have you guys ever broken toes? What do they do about it?

  • http://secretvaticanspy.wordpress.com Kassie

    I'm not a doctor, but I've been a ballet dancer for 15+ years and have had way more than my share of foot/ankle injuries. Unless you have somehow managed to like, compound fracture your toe or something, they'll probably just give you a little blue padded mini-splint thing that honestly, you could buy at a med supply store for about $10. They'll also probably snap it back into place. . .So, you could buy some wine and a splint and have your husband do the painful stuff for you. But this is coming from the chick who has literally super-glued wounds on her feet together in the stage wings.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07632005486245515873 Calah

    You are a better and braver person than I. I'm gonna let the doctor do the dirty work…but now I want to talk to you about your ballet experience, it's something we're thinking of for Sienna.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05117120475033380036 Emily G.

    My little brother breaks a toe every six months or so. The first time he did it, my mom took him to the doctor, who told him he could use a bandage wrapped around it if keeping it stiff made it feel better, and did absoutely nothing for him. So now he just straightens it out if it's really crooked, wears sandals till it feels better, and goes on with life. I say if your insurance pays for it go to the clinic just to see what they do. Then you will know if there's a next time. (hopefully not!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12557248434888642114 Melanie B

    I'm so sorry. I've never broken a bone; but I understand toes are really painful. Hope it heals quickly.


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