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.

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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!!!!!!


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on July 10, 2007, in Encouragement, Medical Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Yay!!! I’m glad that’s all that will have to be done. 🙂

  2. No surgery is good news. Unattractive footwear – jury is still out. 😉 I am glad that God continues to look out for His own.

  3. I’m glad you don’t have to have surgery but ooh-ya – it still sounds sore! My eyes are watering just thinking about it!

  4. ugh… i have the same problem…. my 5th proximal phalange on the left foot i think is broken. have not seen a doctor yet its been like a month or so and it still hurts… should i still be playing basketball for my school? WIll anything bad happen if i do?

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