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My Stupid Left Foot!


I have hurt my left foot. According to my GP, something's torn ...possibly broken(but less likely). She has strapped it for me and told me to make sure the crutches 10B will be heading off to get for me this evening are small enough, because you're not supposed to actually have them up under your armpits. We're not worrying about x-rays on account of the treatment being the same regardless of what's happenned - keep it elevated and strapped to keep it comfortable. It's going to hurt a lot for a few days and then heal slowly over some weeks.

It's okay when it's elevated and when there's no pressure on it, and now the strapping is helping a bit too. It's pressure, but even pressure I guess and it makes sudden movement less likely,

But- blah!

And bugger.

pooh socks and penis and fucking dammit as well.

and cunty cunty jesus motherfucker.

fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck


I can't even find a suitable way to limp! I can crawl and I can do a small amount of swivelling and furniture-walking/hopping, but none of these are ideal options for a grossly unfit person with ME/CFS, no matter how well I've been lately.

I'm in the front room, with the commode chair and all the other basics. Come to think of it, right now it's rather fortunate that I'm used to the couch based lifestyle or I'd be really flailing. Although it's also rather sucky to be wasting a good spell lying down.

I am assuming that I'll be able to manage the toilet and kitchen with crutches, and I do already own a wheelchair for Wednesday's appointment (I was going to try without it, but not now) and of course Bazza my trusted mobility scooter will be there as soon as I feel ready.

Ha! And with a bandage on my foot, for once I'll feel less awkward about being seen on him. Mind you, I'll also feel more vulnerable because in an emergency there's no chance I can do a sudden burst of energy to protect myself.

It happenned while I was doing was walking to the toilet. For reasons best known to itself, the front outside of my left foot decided to curl under the rest of me and down I went. Stupid foot. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know I still got there in time, because the profound anxiety about incontinence due to undue stress on toilet training during infancy force is strong in this one.

I'm dealing. Bloody annoyed, but dealing.


For once having the commode in the study with me isn't a horror to be avoided at all costs. Having it in here on account of ME/CFS was (and still is) too hard - I preferred to stay couped up in the bedroom (nearer to the toilet) for months rather than use it - but I feel quite okay about having it in here because I have an injury. For a while I had it in the bathroom near the bedroom because it was a few metres closer than the loo, and at that point that few metres was critical, but even that ended ASAP.

Fucked up attitude to chronic illness in here somewhere, do you think?


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Dec. 21st, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Fucked up attitude to chronic illness in here somewhere, do you think?

Um, yup. Damn, that was a bit of bad luck SPlodge. Bloody foot indeed. Hope the pain settles quickly.
Dec. 21st, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Oh bugger. That really sucks. I'll send positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.
(no subject) - shehasathree - Dec. 21st, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 21st, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
ouch. that really hurts. i have done that more times than i can count- it's gotten to where we own our own pair of crutches and keep them in the trunk of one of the cars just in case.

here's to a speedy recovery!
Dec. 21st, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Oh no. I hate it when the body sabotages itself like that. I'm sorry. I hope you heal quickly and that recovery isn't too painful.
Dec. 21st, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
How extremely annoying! Hope it recovers quickly.
Dec. 21st, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
How did you injure it? (Not that it matters as it IS injured and that's the crappy part).


Sending ultra concentrated healing vibes directed right at your foot.
Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
The daredevil act of walking! It's an exciting and dangerous life I lead.

I was walking to the loo, I was wearing sandals that weren't done up, so they were flopping around a bit. Then my left foot went down wrong side up...

Thankyou for the good vibes. :-)
Dec. 21st, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Ok, Splodge, now, listen. I know I'm cool and fabulous but there is really no need to Single White Female me, alright?

I mean, jeebus, first the scooter, now the left foot?? If you start developing a horrible skin disorder next, we will have to have WORDS.


Oh, fuck, you poor thing, this really sucks. :-( Take it very easy, and for the love of Dog, while you are in this state - do NOT try and move backwards while standing, trust me. It will not end well. Last year when I was recovering from The Knee Op, I manouvered around alot on my desk chair, and used the crook of my cane for reaching things to grab or turning things on and off. I also kept (still do) baby wipes by my chair so that if my hands got messy eating or drinking or otherwise, I wouldn't have to get up and get the mess all over everything in trying to get to the sink.

Dec. 21st, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
I also kept (still do) baby wipes by my chair so that if my hands got messy eating or drinking or otherwise, I wouldn't have to get up and get the mess all over everything in trying to get to the sink.

That's clever. I wish, last time I was injured, that I'd thought of that rather than trying to figure out how to swing crutches with my elbows/shoulders.
Dec. 21st, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Ouch! I used to sprain my ankle like that all the time.

I found when I was up in Darwin with a broken leg and no crutches that crawling was the only way to manage getting to the bathroom. Tiles are hell on the knees, especially if you are crawling with your foot elevated so that it doesn't touch anything.

Just in case you aren't aware (I wasn't until I had to use them), crutches are really quite high-energy to use - so if you suddenly find yourself exhausted all the time, it isn't necessarily a CFS flare, they really are tiring.

Other than that, I can only add, argh, how frustrating, and I hope you feel better very soon. Also, I have two weeks off after Christmas - shall we try to arrange a visit?


Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Yes, as well as crutches I think I should have knee pads.

Crawling is also a really good way of realising just how grubby the floors are. And covered in bits of crap that stick to your knees and elbows. Ick!

A visit would be lovely!
Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Well, the hotel had clean floors. I hadn't thought of that..

I'll call once I am free (temporarily) of NHMRC madness and make a time to visit.
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Dec. 21st, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Oh botheration. My sympathy, non-functional feet are highly inconvenient, I should know. and you so don't need that on top of the rest. may it fix real soon.
Dec. 21st, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Really hope you feel better soon. Start the New Year off to be a better one than this one? Hopefully with less ouch.
Dec. 21st, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
You forgot my old mate "Cunty McCunty-Lips".
Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice. That's useful, thankyou.
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)


(does "cuntypenissocks" help?)

Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
It does, my thanks.
Dec. 21st, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Buggery McFuckwads!

I hope that it heals quickly!
Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
I am getting a lovely collection of new words and exclamations here.

Or 'ejaculations' as they were referred to in the good old days.


Thanks. And gotcha card, merci. :-)
Dec. 21st, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
oh crap! (my swearing is so lame by comparison, isn't it). Hope your foot heals fast. :-(
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
oh you poor poor thing!

We don't need injuries on top of the illness!

I hope you heal as quickly as possible,

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