I broke the big toe on my left foot last night. I was doing laundry and coming up the stairs swung the toe right into the front of the step. I heard a snapping noise, but wasn't immediately in too much pain. This morning it's swollen, I can barely walk on that foot and it hurts like hell. I'm just trying to wake up enough to go to the emergency room. I hate that place sooo
Way Back Wednesday...
(my biological grandmother Filomena with her
mother Florence, Springfield, MA. about 1920)
(Here she is with my sons 80 years or so later)
This is the grandmother I mentioned in #49
of one of my "Useless things about me
" posts, she was a bit off the mark, but as you can tell by this photo, one of the most loving and warm people I have ever known. I am so glad that I searched for and found my biological parents so early (age 20) so that I came to know her for quite a few years. She passed away very recently.
ok so I am in a lot of pain at the moment, I need to shower and get off to Baystate Medical Center. I have some Percosets left over from when my wisdom tooth was pulled but perhaps I shouldn't try and self medicate myself. ugh..
Just home from the emergency room, I was there about 3 hours. They did a couple XRays and yea, it's broken pretty badly. I am on crutches now and my foot is in one of these cute things:
ohhh and they The Dr. did give me pills like you all said. Damn if I were a junkie I could have some fun with these:
from left to right: Vicodin, Prescription Ibuprofen and Percocets
was left over from my wisdom tooth removal a few months ago)
The funny thing is I don't even keep aspirin in the house, I hate pills. Vicodin just sounds so bad, the nurse even said if I take one, don't leave the house it's a narcotic. To be honest I'd rather just have a drink than any of these. Nah, bad idea, think I will eat lunch and go to bed. Saturday is the NYC trip with my son and I want this toe in decent shape. Oh and another thing, when you first come into the emergency room they do the whole weight & blood pressure check.... The nurse freaked and said I am way too young to have such high numbers (144/101). I have no idea what they mean but I guess it's not good. While waiting for the prescriptions I sat down at the free blood pressure machine next to the counter and it read 148/103 yikes, even worse.