Um… My foot is NOT broken!!!
The apparent ineptness of the staff at the urgent care facility has turned into a major blessing!!!
I just got back from the orthopedist’s office. They took new x-rays, and the break is NOT on the metatarsal. It’s the 5th proximal phalange on my right foot (the biggest, lowest toe bone). Now, my toes are really, really long, so my proximal phalanges are longer than your average person’s, but still…. you think medically trained professionals would be able to tell the difference from a toe and a foot.
(Courtesy of http://www.podiatrychannel.com/anatomy/)
And, the break is not displaced. So, all they needed to do was tape my pinkie toe together with the toe next to it, and have me wear a hard-soled velcro-closing shoe/boot thing. I have to wear it 24/7 for two weeks, and just in the daytime for an additional 3-5 weeks. So, no swimming, and the thing is awfully unattractive. But, compared to the idea of surgery, I’ll take it!!
Thank you, Jesus, for taking care of me!!!!!!