Athene Numphe (athene) wrote,
Athene Numphe

Adding to the list

Last Thursday I smashed the hell out of my pinkie toe after I dropped my Little Prince off at daycare, which means it's time to update the list:

AgeTime of YearWhat HappenedInjuryCare takenResult
2, almost 3summer2 foot long wooden block fell on the second toe of my left foot.Toe bruised around nail (under nail turned purple).went to hospital.  Was told to tape toe to the toes next to it.Healed fine.  Lost the toenail.
11 (6th grade)winter
Was doing ballet jumps in front of mirror before rehearsal for Nutcracker.  Came down on side of left foot.Slightly fractured side of foot.went to hospital.  Was put in cast and given crutches.Was no longer in production of Nutcracker.  Learned how to use crutches. Healed fine.
14summerNoticed something strange on underside of big toe, left foot.Had a plantar wart.had to be surgically removed.Had to miss first day of TSSF.  Have an ugly scar on bottom of toe.
15 (10th grade)springWas taking stairs 2 at a time in the dark after brushing teeth.  Jammed right toe into side of stairs.Toe was broken on middle toe bone up to the joint.Went to hospital.  back to crutches.Couldn't participate in NOCCA's mime troupe at Jazz Fest.  Toe is slightly wider than toe on other foot.
20summerwas swimming in a pond.  Jammed same toe on a rock.  worried might be re-broken.Not broken, just bruised.Went to hospital, but was ok.  Taped it to toe next to it, put it up, put ice on it.Just fine.
22 (senior year of college)winter (dec)Was getting ready for riding lesson, Beauty, the horse, stood up and stepped on the big toe of my left foot.Badly bruised toe.  Not broken, decided b/c I could put weight on it and could bend it..Did lesson, came home, taped it to toe next to it, put it up, put ice on it.  Called heath services.  they told me to do the same thing.Hobbled around for a few days.  Had to get past fear of horses again.
24winter (dec)Turned around from computer to go downstairs.  Banged ring toe on left foot against table.Probably not broken.  Maybe dislocated.  Not sure. Didn't go to hospital as had no health insurance, and I didn't think it was broken.Cleaned and moved car.  Decided toe was not broken b/c could put weight on it and could bend it.  Did hear a popping sound when moved toe back into place.  Taped it to toe next to it, put it up, put ice on it.Hobbled around the house for a few days. Decided tape was more annoying than no-tape. Healed fine.
32spring (april)Had just dropped Little Prince off at daycare, was walking out to car. Cut corner too close and smashed small toe of left foot against the concrete barrier that I'd parked my car behind.Probably not broken, but smashed pretty hard. Didn't go to hospital as nothing they can do special for toes.Taped it to toe next to it, put it up, put ice on it. Was then told to do this by my friend who is a doctor; laughed.Hobbling around. Had to change Friday plans with kiddo to not include a walk to the park, which made me grumpy and sad.
not listed: the weird thing I have where one of my toes will shoot straight out and the ligament under my foot will be really tense and i have to push the toe back in place and massage my foot. there's a name for this, but i forgot it.

[Picture of my toe the day after I injured it]

Tags: feet, injury, pain

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