So, I'm REALLY insanely clumsy. I have been all my life, but since I had my daughter and a subsequent rare birth event called AFE, I've been doing "random gravity checks" every so often. I make sure gravity still works by falling like a sack of potatoes. It's ok. no need to thank me.
anyway, about 8 years ago my clumsy self tripped on something in my apartment and hurt my foot. I didn't think much of it, it hurt for a while and I havn't been able to wear tight shoes since but at the time, I couldn't take time off work to get it looked at. It didn't swell, it didn't bruise so I thought nothing much of it. Yeah. Stupid.
3 weeks ago I did a post AFE random gravity check on my own stairs. I fell right onto my foot. again, it hurt much the same as last time, and the pain didn't ease. I tried putting a pressure bandage on it, ice etc but the bandage just was excruciating. Again, no swelling, no bruising. I gave in and went to my primary care physician (who in the UK is called a GP) a week after falling. He said he didn't think anything was broken, but he gave me a request for an xray to take to the hospital, and advised that if I was in as much pain as I said I was (yah I was) I should attend the emergency dept because the results of the xray from the form he'd given me would take 2 weeks to get back to him, whereas the ER xrays are processed right away.... and I could get the good drugs.
So I went home, gathered supplies; two books, a drink, a cereal bar and got the husband to drop me off. 4 hours later and I had this:
guess what? yeah. I broke my foot. 5th metatarsal just above the tarsometatarsal joint. it's somewhere between an alvulsion and a jones for those who are medically...ya' know.
hey. I did get the good drugs which finally eased the pain, and a temporary "backslab" cast until I could see the ortho consultant the next week... I saw him, he mentioned how it looks like an old break (yep, 8 years ago) so my pain may be due to it shifting when I fell but to be on the safe side, I should have a full "walking" cast on just in case it had healed and been rebroken. Hey, at least I can manage stairs properly now and don't have to plan my bathroom visits like I did in the first week.
yeah. I chose pink. but the thing is, without a bandage topping like I had on the temporary cast, it's really scratchy! I mean like mental scratchy, it's pulled loops up on my footstool and everything. I looked online at cast covers but they're really expensive for something I'm only gonna use for 6 weeks at most.
enter a 3 year old pair of Poundland (think Dollar Tree) knee high socks and some yarn.
Schmecksy am I right?!