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    So I think I just broke my little toe. I was minding my own business, carrying some laundry to wash and the stupid fan jumped out at me!!! One of those round metal ones on a v shaped base. It grabbed my little toe on my left foot and hung on for dear life, so now it is red, swollen, and pointing east ..lol. Theres also a suspicious white dot on it near the foot that Im hoping isnt bone trying to poke though. Im off to the er, I know they cant do much for a broken toe, but when I wiggle my toes the big toe and the one next to it move, not the other three. And Im not babying it when I wiggled them either. I tried to get them to move, nope, no dice. Of course Ive been unpacking all day and Im hot and sweaty and need to take a shower first..oh and do something about the chipped polish on my toes too..haha!!

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    OW!!! :cry: I hope you get it all taken care of and feeling better.

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    OUCH!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    So I think I just broke my little toe. I was minding my own business, carrying some laundry to wash and the stupid fan jumped out at me!!! One of those round metal ones on a v shaped base. It grabbed my little toe on my left foot and hung on for dear life, so now it is red, swollen, and pointing east ..lol. Theres also a suspicious white dot on it near the foot that Im hoping isnt bone trying to poke though. Im off to the er, I know they cant do much for a broken toe, but when I wiggle my toes the big toe and the one next to it move, not the other three. And Im not babying it when I wiggled them either. I tried to get them to move, nope, no dice. Of course Ive been unpacking all day and Im hot and sweaty and need to take a shower first..oh and do something about the chipped polish on my toes too..haha!!
    good thing you don't live here...broke or not, it would heal before they see you in ER! :shock:
    sowwy, bout your toe, and naughty fan, lovestoquilt:cry:
    feel better soon :D

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    It's always best to have it looked at. Get better soon.

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    Oh No!! Sorry about your toe!!! I hear a well place smack or two with a ball peen hammer cures those types of fans from that kind of behavior :twisted:

    I'm glad to know that you are taking the time to do a mini pedicure before going to the ER, I'm assuming you will be taking extra care with your hair and makeup too :wink: :wink: A girl must always look her best ya know!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Oh, so very sorry to hear about your toe. Don't you just hate it when they leap out at you? My husband has had couches and wall corners stalk and attack his little toes. We've been married over 32 years and I bet he's broken both little toes at least 15 times (combined). Talk about klutz!

    Take it easy and keep it up. (my mantra to my DH).

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    Oh Ducky, you are sooooo bad. :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Oh, so very sorry to hear about your toe. Don't you just hate it when they leap out at you? My husband has had couches and wall corners stalk and attack his little toes. We've been married over 32 years and I bet he's broken both little toes at least 15 times (combined). Talk about klutz!

    Take it easy and keep it up. (my mantra to my DH).
    Doesn't he just hates when those walls move when he isn't looking !

    Sorry about your toe, hope all is well And who knows maybe a good looking doc will be there to take care of you :wink: Always made me feel better

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    Don't worry. You are not alone. I smacked into a chair in April. Could not wear shoes for over 3 weeks. Good thing I don't work. Hope yours does not hurt too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh No!! Sorry about your toe!!! I hear a well place smack or two with a ball peen hammer cures those types of fans from that kind of behavior :twisted:

    I'm glad to know that you are taking the time to do a mini pedicure before going to the ER, I'm assuming you will be taking extra care with your hair and makeup too :wink: :wink: A girl must always look her best ya know!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Amma and L2Q, forget the mani-pedi-hair. All the ER nurse really cares about is whether you have clean undies and socks on. Trust me, I know these things. She says as she mimes holding something with her arm outstretched, and holding her nose with the other hand.

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    Ya'll are too funny! I just got home from the er and I didnt just break it, the bone broke and twisted. And I get to call the ortho dr Monday, surgery was mentioned and is a probability. :( They want me to see him no later than Tuesday. yippee I saw the xrays, theres about a 1/4 jagged diagonal split. Im now sporting the latest shoe fashion..haha and it friggin hurts. Dang fan!! I cheated on the nails, just threw another coat on top of the chips..and my socks and undies are always clean, lol. My sons socks on the other hand, you just about need a gas mask when he takes off his shoes, he has the worst smelling feet :shock:

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    Well no one can say you do things half arsed. :lol: :lol:
    I feel your pain. Guess you will have to do some hand sewing with your foot up.

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    OK, Loves, I know that the docs told you to stay off your feet and keep that foot elevated. It should be kept as high as you can, preferably higher than your heart. And keep ice on it for at least 20 minutes 4 or 5 times a day. That will really help the pain too. Good luck sweetie. And chuck that fan and get one with a round base!

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    Gaigai, they did tell me stay off it and to use crutches too. And to keep it elevated but they didnt mention how high, is there a reason to keep it up high like you said? They gave me some Lortab and thats helping. I keep a bag of frozen corn that we use as an ice pack, it molds around your foot, ankle whatever as it melts and doesnt hurt like chunks of ice seem to do. Its in the kitchen and the crutches are upstairs (as is the bathroom!) and the kids are in bed so you wanna to grab that for me? LOL :D Sewaholic, you got that right, I once was running UP the stairs, tripped and broke a bone in my other foot. Im talented that way! Ha Ha

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    Wow, thinking a broken little toe to surgery! That fan must really hate you to do all that damage. And you better listen to Gai, cuz if you don't, she will come over. Feel better and heal quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh No!! Sorry about your toe!!! I hear a well place smack or two with a ball peen hammer cures those types of fans from that kind of behavior :twisted:

    I'm glad to know that you are taking the time to do a mini pedicure before going to the ER, I'm assuming you will be taking extra care with your hair and makeup too :wink: :wink: A girl must always look her best ya know!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    oh, that's a good one, amma! - tip, about the ball peen hammer. Works great on husband's too! :twisted:
    yeah, I agree a girl does have to be on her toes...OUCH! sowwy, livesto quilt, I meant...look her best. That's why my spoon* goes everywhere with me. Doubles great as a mirror
    You can't see it, in avatar, it's in my magical sewing kit, in my pocket...pockets make big things smaller, so you can get more in there...just look at my needle! :wink:

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    Loves, the reason to elevate your foot higher than your heart, is that as long as it is below that level gravity keeps the blood there, which increases the swelling which increases the pain. So, the best bet is couch or recliner with a couple of cushions under your lower leg to keep it as high as possible. Of course I know that you have to take potty breaks, etc. But your family should be waiting on you, not vice-versa. They can cook for themselves and do their own darned laundry. Ignore the dust bunnies, they are indestructible anyhow! LOL

    Sure, I'll get the crutches, just hold on! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Oh, so very sorry to hear about your toe. Don't you just hate it when they leap out at you? My husband has had couches and wall corners stalk and attack his little toes. We've been married over 32 years and I bet he's broken both little toes at least 15 times (combined). Talk about klutz!

    Take it easy and keep it up. (my mantra to my DH).
    ...broken little toes combined? Does that mean he broke both little toes at the same time? :shock:
    ...LOL, Ducky, well I guess you do talk about a klutz...hee hee hee!
    My hubby wears shoes 24/7, but he has a problem with laundry baskets and such, whacking his shins...no skin on them...he has very thin legs, with a very round body, on both sides :wink:
    I call him my tater man with chicken legs :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Oh Ducky, you are sooooo bad. :D :D :D :D
    yes, she IS...
    but I didn't want to go there...(let her do it! ROFLMBO!) :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Don't worry. You are not alone. I smacked into a chair in April. Could not wear shoes for over 3 weeks. Good thing I don't work. Hope yours does not hurt too much.
    oh, don't worry Boston1954, she has her makeup kit. Works like an analgesic.
    I hear those powder puffs,
    work double duty*, right Amma? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    oh, don't worry Boston1954, she has her makeup kit. Works like an analgesic.
    I hear those powder puffs,
    work double duty*, right Amma? :lol: :lol: :lol:


    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwww!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    Ya'll are too funny! I just got home from the er and I didnt just break it, the bone broke and twisted. And I get to call the ortho dr Monday, surgery was mentioned and is a probability. :( They want me to see him no later than Tuesday. yippee I saw the xrays, theres about a 1/4 jagged diagonal split. Im now sporting the latest shoe fashion..haha and it friggin hurts. Dang fan!! I cheated on the nails, just threw another coat on top of the chips..and my socks and undies are always clean, lol. My sons socks on the other hand, you just about need a gas mask when he takes off his shoes, he has the worst smelling feet :shock:
    maybe you should have taken your son to ER with you, so smell could knock you out, for exam :-o
    ...oh, that wouldn't have worked, would it?
    would have knocked out good looking doctor too. :oops:
    Besides, who wants their family there, while their ogling the help? :roll:
    sowwy, you have to go see ortho doc, and all...but look on the bright side...another go at a another good looking doc :D
    ...maybe...hee hee hee.
    He might be as ugly as homemade sin :? ...watch out, if he has a funny looking stethoscope cover!* :oops:
    ...or sends in a buxom blonde nurse, snapping her rubber* glove! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    ...or sends in a buxom blonde nurse, snapping her rubber* glove! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Auburn! Auburn! How many times to I have to tell you guys! Auburn!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic
    Well no one can say you do things half arsed. :lol: :lol:
    I feel your pain. Guess you will have to do some hand sewing with your foot up.
    sewaholiic, you want her to 'mend', her toe, herself :shock:
    L2Q, want to borrow my needle? :mrgreen:

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