Sunday, December 7, 2008

I've got a crush (-ed toe) on you!

Well, folks, I had a little accident in the bathroom the other day.

No, not what you are thinking.

Rather, I injured my toe quite badly. I couldn't believe how much a little toe could hurt - it turned dark purple, and I couldn't walk on it.

Because of the back situation, I found very quickly that limping was not good for me. So, I decided to go to the ER and see if I fractured anything. The doctors asked what happened, and I explained: A HUGE, bulk bottle of pantene conditioner dropped directly onto my toe.

However, the doctor told me my story was pretty lame, so I asked Lindsay to come up with another one. The better story, courtesy of Lindsay?

"Better story, eh? Hmm....let's were hunting elk in the middle of the night through a dense, snow covered forest. While setting up your bow and arrow, ready to strike a huge beast, you were suddenly attacked by a rogue emu, who had absolutely no business being in a dense, snow covered forest in the middle of the night. The emu ran up to you, looked you straight in the eyes, and stomped on your foot, breaking your toe. Then he ran off laughing wildly. And he made you miss the awesome shot to kill the elk. Damn him!"

Yeah, I like that one!
It turns out that my toe isn't fractured, rather it is a "crush injury." I need to keep it buddy taped to the toe next to it, and wear one of those special shoes for about a week.
At least it wasn't worse :)


Phyllis Sommer said...

oh yeah, that story is really believable...

i totally do that to kids - i make them come up with a crazy story and tell them the real story isn't enough. it always makes them laugh:-)

refuah sheleimah!

Sarene said...

So sorry you're going through this. Well, at least it's not broken!

It makes for a hilarious story, though!

zilla said...


I love those giant bulk bottles of shampoo and conditioner. But, OUCH!

Speedy recovery, Marci!

Jessica said...

Many thanks to you - and your poor crushed toe - for braving the elements (and the pain) to come to my concert last night! Clearly, I needed a fellow Hatchlings addict on my side during our post-concert outing. And, as promised, here's my first comment on your fabulous blog. See you soon!