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I think I broke my little toe

I stubbed my pinky toe yesterday and it still hurts. There’s a faint, shadowy bruise along the side of the foot near the toe. I may need to go to the doctor. Sigh. I don’t have time for a broken toe or broken foot.

Usually I would just ignore it and limp along — most of the time they can’t do much for a busted toe anyway. But two things change my mind today. First, I saw the House episode where Mira Sorvino’s character suffers lung collapse because of a broken toe leaking marrow into her system. So don’t want that. Second, I went for a walk to run errands yesterday — I walk a LOT — and before I got home, I was panting in pain.  I can’t be not walking — I’m an urban mom. We walk.

I’m tired, too. Not sure why. Weird dreams and the fact that I’m trying to calorie cut, probably. Sigh. My kitchen is in need of attention — I made hummus and two kinds of granola and dinner last night and filled my dishwasher and had dirty dishes left over. It’s 19 degrees out and I really don’t want to go for a walk in teh cold with a hurt foot, but The Child is bouncing off the walls already.

Okay, I’m done cranking.

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  1. aguane
    February 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    get some first aid tape and tape your toe to the toe next to it. if you did break it, chances are at about 85% that the doctor will say “yeah that’s a sucky one to break, lets tape it together with the toe next to it, have some ibuprophen, and stop watching house – you aren’t going to leak marrow into your system and die” and then charge you 60 dollars (if you’re lucky) for the visit and send you on your way 🙂

  2. February 20, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    ditto. motrin is your friend.

  3. September 22, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I actually broke the holy heck out of my pinky toe last Sunday. Well, actually, I broke the bone in my foot that leads to the toe. I knew for sure it was broken because I’m pretty sure your pinky toe isn’t supposed to stay jacked out to the side at a 45 degree angle.

    So I went to the doctor and as the above poster said, all they did (after x-rays) was buddy tape that bad boy to it’s neighbor and give me a walking boot.

    So, save yourself a doctor’s bill and tape that little sucker.

    Hope it feels better soon!

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