Sunday, April 17, 2011

Limping, Broken, Halt

I stepped off a curb wrong yesterday, visiting my parents in Fayetteville, and busted my foot.

A spiral fracture of the fifth metatarsal, according to the ER guy, who gave me, I might add, entirely insufficient pain drugs.

As an aside, what is it with the American refusal to give sufficient pain medication?  I mean, ow.

Anyway, I've got a temporary splint on it, but I have to go to the real doctor tomorrow.  Then, I don't know.  Not surgery, probably, he said. Probably a walking cast.  According to the internets, about six to eight weeks healing time.  (My face when I read that OMFG -- NR?)

Being immobile is not making me happy.


dorki said...

"I mean, ow...OMFG" - that made me cringe for you. A couple of years ago my wife fell and shattered her arm. She just now has regained full use of it. Hope you get some good care from your "real doctor".

delagar said...

Heh, real doctor was probably the wrong way to put that, yeah.

Bardiac said...

eep :( Hope you feel better soon.

Yazbec said...

sorry to hear about your foot, I have broken several of my toes over the years, mostly when I was younger, and there isn't really a whole lot you can do for those. Good luck, I hope it heals well.
I grew up in Fayetteville, and I have been reading your blog for quite some time now; i found you from your politics and atheism.
If you don't mind me asking, who are your parents, maybe we know each other? My email is the same as my post name at gmail...