This morning Scott and I were rock climbing. We do that, you know. While we were climbing, my big toe got stuck in a narrow foot-hold. I was trying to pull it free and my hand slipped and down I went. Fortunately, my foot came free and there was sagebrush below me to cushion my fall. Although my foot came free, I dislocated my big toe and tore several ligaments in my foot.
Now if you don't believe that, here's the real story...
Yesterday, I planted some beautiful day lilies. This morning the first one bloomed. When Kim got here this morning, she told us that it was so beautiful. Jade wanted to see it, but she wasn't dressed, so I picked her up and carried her outside. I stepped down from the front porch and landed on the hose. I heard three loud pops, and I went to the ground. I carefully put Jade down, looked at my foot. My big toe was on top of my second toe. I said, "Oh crap, I just broke my foot." I moved my big toe, laid down and out I went. I came to with Kim and Jade looking down at me.
Kim called Scott to take me to the hospital. While I waited for him to pick me up, I sat on the porch and elevated my foot. There was a bright red bruise on the top of my foot and it was looking a little mangled. I called my folks to let them know I was headed to the hospital. Once Scott got there it was really really hurting. Scott had to carry me to the car. On our way, my foot kept hurting more and more. Finally we got there.
I was certain that it was broken. I told the doctor that it was. He looked at it and acted somewhat concerned about what he was seeing. He gave me two choices for pain meds but acted a little hesitant to have me do either until he knew what we were dealing with. I passed on the shot or the IV and had an x-ray.
They wheeled me back to the Emergency Room. My Dad, otherwise known as the birthday boy, joined us there. Finally the doctor came to tell us what was going on.
"Your foot is not broken. The popping that you heard was ligaments and muscles tearing apart from one another. Unfortunately, the pain is going to be much worse tomorrow and the next day. So, I'm sending you home with pain medication, but you will also want to take Ibuprofen to help keep the swelling down. You will need to stay off it for the next few days and keep ice on it and keep it elevated."
So, there you have it. Guess I'm not a doctor and can't diagnose a break. Either way, the next few days are going to suck. I can't put any weight on my left foot and I hate the feeling of lortab. I've already taken as many Ibuprofen as possible (for the day) and my foot is very swollen and bruised. Ivy has fallen on it once, birthday boy touched it once, Scott has rubbed it several times and I've shed many tears- mostly because I didn't get to go to "girls night."
A few good things...
- I got to see both of my parents at the hospital
- They gave me two new day lillies
- Miss Kim and the girls made me cards and got me a beautiful purple orchid.
- Scott worked from home