Sunday, July 5, 2009

Unhappy Toe!

Hi Everyone!

I know...May 17th was my last post! Ugh! So much to update you on! First, God is having fun with me this morning! Happy Feet is on! UGHHHHH! No, I do NOT have happy feet! I have a Happy FOOT! And no it is not my foot problem from my surgery a number of years ago. That is doing good and is almost at a year mark that I have had an trouble with it (knock on wood!) 2 weeks ago yesterday I got up from a migraine I had had from the night before & decided to take a shower and get my dad some Father's Day gifts. I didn't have my contacts or glasses on & was still a bit fuzzy from the migraine and I stubbed my toe. Well you know I've broken them before and I was pretty sure I did a good job this time. I iced it, and it subsided so I got dressed and ready & headed out. OMG the first place I went I could not walk. When I got home and took my shoe off and my foot & toe, btw it is my baby toe, was all bruised and swollen. More ice! I got in that Monday & Dr. Z. said I broke it in 2 places horizontally. He taped it up & wanted to see me in a week. With my schedule I could not get in until last Fri but that was only a few days more. He took off the tape & OMG it was sooo swollen & it would be 2 weeks the next day. This is odd. Before when I have broken them it would be getting better by now. They do re-xray but he told me, ok kinda yelled, to stay off it. RIGHT! I had 3 classes & 2 I can't really stay off it because the keyboard does not move so...but one of my classes is over now. Then he told me to soak my foot in an ice bath from 40-50 degrees for 15 min 3 times a day. Ugh! I've done it 2 times so far. Yesterday I did it & then I headed home from my folks with a frozen foot & my baby toe throbbing. Ya, that is working! You know, I'll update you later but "it doesn't feel right!" I have a very strange feeling. It is actually feeling worse over time & ????? My gut instinct is just say, "Yo, something is not adding up here, there is a piece of the puzzle missing!" We'll see?!

Now this is just the beginning! Ha! I know, people much worse off than me but this is apparently not a fun time for me and I'm just not too happy my summer is going this way so far. I do have a torn rotator's cuff. We tried 12 weeks of PT & cortisone, which did make it better but the doc is recommending surgery. He said I will be coming back asking him to do it. I'm out of PT benefits so I have to wait until Dec at least & then Jan 1st my new PT benefits will kick in. So far I think I'll be able to wait. Then yes, I did start up Vax-D treatments for my back again. It is better from May but we are now doing another 5 sessions so this would be like the 4th week. So I have to walk to & from the train station to the doc (2 1/2 blocks) and then to the parking lot etc. Not great for my toe! Doesn't help I bought new gym shoes since mine were so bad they were not supporting very well, so they are not stretched out & tight with my swollen toe.

Ok, if this tells you anything...I have no flowers on my deck! I have not done anything on it! UGH! And that is one reason I feel so pissed. If this toe would just heal up & I could have some fun but it is certainly putting a damper on everything. My bros & my little niece (who is no longer little!!!) helped me walking slow etc going to watch fireworks on Fri. We had fun! My mom had cataract surgery on her other eye but not the cornea transplant & it is not going well. They may have to do the cornea transplant anyway and that then will delay her first knee replacement. She may instead have those done in AZ when they return. Then my bro, the goof, is at a friends house cutting wood & he is on the other end he says but not wearing googles...yes you probably can see this coming, he blows the sawdust which is on the other end but still manages to get it in his eye. His one friend is a paramedic so they wash it out but 6 hours later...of course he is a male!....he finally goes in. Yep, they had to get 2 other pieces out & he did scratch his cornea! What a family huh. His is healing with the meds though.

No, I'm not calling "Uncle" yet! And I'm not saying "Yet"! HA! Just have to take it moment by moment. Oh & tell Tylenol & Motrin I will be willing to be a test subject. This toe is throbbing with ice, 2 650mg of Arthritis Tylenol & 800mg of Motrin! YA! See why my gut is feeling weird! Dr. Z. said to go a week & if it is still bothering me with the ice baths he give me something else but if it just knocks me out then I don't want it. He probably does to keep me off my foot. HA! I think the ice baths are just his way to torture me 3 times a day! HA!

Well, I'm going to go & freeze my foot! Ugh! More later! I really do hope you are all having a lovely, and much better summer than I am having.


Slapinions said...

Wow, that's a bad start to the summer of '09. Glad to see you posting tho', and I hope you're on facebook because I'd love to keep in contact over there.


Rose~* said...

That toe really is giving you problems, for sure. Maybe if you wear some sandals or wide slippers - it would help to give a little support and protect you from further damage. I broke my little toe awhile ago, and it took much longer to heal than before. guress it is an age thing. ::sigh:::