April 12th, 2009
|11:26 pm - I swear, there are some things bodies are just not designed to do|
Things which were awesome about today:
- I saw Cirque du Soleil and it was freaking amazing. Seriously, you would not believe some of the shit those guys can do. And there were shiny pretty costumes, and lulzy dudes, and oh how I want to run away with the music... Yeah, that was good.
- I have Easter chocolates from my family. MWAHAHA!
- New FMA episode today, and judging from fan response it's very true to manga-canon.
Things which are less awesome about today:
Okay, so it's not so much agonising pain now that I'm, you know, sitting down and barefoot and all, but I was almost in tears after walking from Russell Street to William. I'm almost wondering if I may have broken it, it's all swollen and purple-and-black and it REALLY FREAKING HURTS to walk on.
And how did I manage this? Well, last night I ran into a metal clothes horse in the dark. It'd be embarrassing if it was so ridiculous.
Stupid painful toe.
And since I am very tired and ache-y
and trying not to grab large files during Internet peak hours I think I shall have a shower and go to bed early.
Current Mood: sore
I stubbed my toe against a wall and it broke...and even then it didn't get all swollen and purple-and-black. :/ :/ :/ I'd say get it checked out.
Unfortunately, I have stuff on tomorrow. Plus it's, you know, Easter Monday. Later in the week, if it doesn't improve.
|Date:||April 12th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)|| |
I broke a toe stubbing it against an ironing board, so it's not impossible and not that ridiculous. On the other hand, there's not that much doctors can do for you.
NCEMI (a website for emergency room doctors) has this to say about broken toes
: Splint the broken toe by taping it to an adjacent non-affected toe, padding between toes with gauze or Webril, and using half-inch tape. Give the patient additional padding and tape, so he may revise the splinting, and (if there is a fracture) advise him that he will require such immobilization for approximately one week, by which time there should be good callus formation around the fracture and less pain with motion. Inform the patient that he must keep the padding dry between his toes while they are taped together or the skin will become macerated and will break down.
Also treat with rest, ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication. A cane, crutches, or hard-soled shoes which minimize toe flexion may all provide comfort.
I don't possess any tape or gauze right now, but I can do rest and elevation tonight. And better shoes tomorrow (I do actually have stuff to do so I can't just sit around)
|Date:||April 12th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)|| |
Mostly I wanted to let you know that you can probably take care of it yourself, and that mainlining pain meds is okay.
NCEMI is a fabulous resource. It's my first port of call to see if I need help or can take care of it myself.
I wasn't familiar with that site before. I shall keep it in mind.
|Date:||April 13th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)|| |
I'm tempted to top post their common emergency home page.
Cirque du Soleil is amazing isn't it. The music is just beautiful.
I know. So pretty and wonderful!
Yo, hour of power has been delayed until tomorrow night.
That is all.
Matt informed me of this on the tram.
Say, what cleaningish type stuff can be done off one's feet?