If I don't make much sense, it's because I'm on my 2nd glass of wine. I am in so much pain right now that I'll probably finish a 3rd before I pass out. (you can tell I'm not a big drinker. lol)
Anyway, on July 27 I was packing my belongings as I headed off to unknown pastures, and I walked into a piece of furniture. What's ironic, and also really frustrating, is I said over and over to myself "Be careful. You might trip over that chest."
The sound that came out of my mouth at the moment of impact was deafening. I'm staying in an over 55 community, so I guess my neighbors must be very hard of hearing since nobody called the police. I crawled to the fridge and put ice on my toes. For days my foot was black & blue..more like a dark purple..and my baby toe was very swollen. Then it began to look much better, but I still couldn't walk on it.
I spent countless hours reading as many posts and articles I could find on broken toes. Over 80% said "Don't waste your money. You can tape your toes together and use ice. Elevate the foot and rest." So that's exactly what I did. I also know what it's like to spend money to hear "I can't do much. Go home and rest. That will be $250." Then there was the time I went to the dentist for a cleaning and ended up getting a $1,200 root canal and then couldn't chew, but that's a whole other story. So I just figured I'd wait a few weeks and it would heal by itself.
I'm writing now so nobody else suffers like this. Today I went to Publix to get dinner and my lottery tickets and, when I got home, my entire foot felt as if someone set it on fire. The pain is intense. It's starting to swell again, except this time it's the whole foot.
I know that $200 is a lot of money, especially if you're not working or trying to find a place to live. However, if you have an accident, go to a doctor right away. You might later be sitting at home crying and praying you can make it until your appointment on Friday.
Time for another glass of wine.