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» Wednesday, December 13, 2006Limping Convincingly
We have a shower stall in our master bath. Of course it has a lip to prevent water from spilling on the floor. This lip is hard plastic with a metal edge.
Monday night when I was getting in the shower I was in a hurry and didn't lift my left foot high enough, with the result that I gave all my toes a hard whap against this metal edge right across about where the joint on the big toe is, all the way from end to end, big toe to little. YOW!
The bad pain abated after about five minutes, but the darn thing still hurt. I could walk to the bathroom only slighly favoring the foot next morning and I was getting dressed for work when I went to put my shoes on.
Ouch. The pressure of the top of the shoe put a stop to that. I stayed home yesterday with my foot up and taking regular anti-inflammatory OTC stuff, except the few times I couldn't bear the floor anymore and wielded a broom or the little Shark while standing flamingo-like on one leg.
There is a bruise near the nail of the toe next to the big one, but otherwise no real swelling. I'm sitting at my desk right now and the pressure from the top of my shoe is making me squirm. I may try relacing the shoe.
If I had to wear high heels to work I'd be sunk for the rest of the week.
Anyway, I'm walking a bit lopsided for one day and already my right hip and knee and ankle are protesting. I don't know how Hugh Laurie does it from week to week.