Sorry folks, I know it's been awhile. I broke my big toe about 10 days ago, and I've been keeping my foot elevated. I know I could still write in that position, but I find it really awkward. I haven't been crafting either just watching a lot of Netflix, doing some sketching and doodling, and that's about it.
That's me at the hospital, after I got my x-rays confirming it was broken. The ER doctor was just waiting for a consult with the surgeon on call as to whether he thought the break required surgery. All was well though, and they sent me on my way.
It's actually looking really good now, the bruising is almost completely gone. My foot just looks 'dirty'! I'm going to see my family doctor tomorrow morning for a follow-up, but I think it's just a matter of letting it continue to heal. I can already put my full weight on my foot, I just can't fully bend that toe yet so I still have a limp.
If you're wondering how I did this, well it's a little embarrassing. About two hours into an all-day occupational first aid course, I was getting up from the ground and lost my balance. In trying to recover my balance, the toes in my right foot bent backwards at an angle I don't think they're made for! I didn't realize how bad it was until about 7 hours later when I got home and looked at it. I thought it was just sprained, and really needed to get that first aid course done (yes I passed!) I think what aggravated the swelling and bruising was the fact that I was up and down off the ground constantly throughout the rest of the day... cpr and c-spine practice, and bandaging, etc etc.
Anyhow, hope this doesn't gross you out too much, just wanted to post a little update. I'm contemplating participating in the 30-day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin, from June 1 to 30. You might want to head over to her blog to read up on it. She also has a special coupon code courtesy of Simon Says Stamps for $5.00 off any $5.00 purchase. Yup that's right! Only valid till June 2nd, so head on over there!!