3 weeks ago I dropped a very heavy coffee table on my foot. Pain and really awesome bruising ensued (I even took photos!). My foot turned a delightful shade of purple, and I couldn’t touch it…not even to put an ice pack or cold cloth on.
I thought nothing of it, and went on my merry way going to bars, doing some marathon shopping, kung fu sessions and wearing high heels on occasion. The top part continued to hurt when touched, but I figured it was just the bruise not healing.
Today I was home visiting the family and discovered there’s a lump on the top of my foot now, and that 3 weeks later it is still tender. According to mom (who is a nurse) this does not bode well, and I am ordered to the walk-in clinic to get checked out.
The doctor confirmed my mother’s suspicions: I done broke mah foot!
Tomorrow I have to go get x-rays to see just how much damage I’ve done, and also to get an ETA on healing. I had no idea I broke anything, but I suppose it makes sense now.
I have been banned from doing stupid things (ie: kung fu, wearing heels) for the next oh, 4 weeks or so. However, I’ve gone this long without any problems, so I’m going to go to kung fu this week, and I have T’s wedding to attend, so I’ll definitely be wearing heels.
Yes, I realize this is stupid, but I have my reasons. I’m going to be good otherwise and wear supportive shoes to help the bone heal properly. My mom brought up a good point: the bone may heal incorrectly and could cause me problems later in life, or even need to be re-broken. Ugh. Neither of these outcomes appeal to me.
My question to my readers is whether you’ve ever broken any bones before? Or your foot, specifically? What did you do? Did you know it was broken right away?
I’ve never broken anything before, so this is all new to me!