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Old 19-06-2009, 03:38 PM   #1

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Default I busted my foot and am going on a trekking holiday...

Last night, right in the first ten minutes of training I fractured the metatarsils and cuboid (the outside of the foot, known as the foot-sword in Martial Art).
I can't walk.
I should've retired and left instead of aggravating it, but I am stupid.

We're supposed to be going on a walking and trekking holiday in a few weeks, so I am going to do as little as possible - I have to crawl everywhere atm. The steps to the bathroom are the worst. Especially at night.
Hopefully, by RICE'ing it and just laying up, it will be okay in a few week's time.
At least enough so that I am not in as much pain when walking. I can't even stand today.

Therefore, I am probably not going to be around as much for a while.
Firstly - Because I am not going to waste NHS time on something as simple as a broken bone that I can set myself. This means that I'll probably be quite short tempered as I won't get painkillers and pain makes me aggressive.
Secondly - Because we are going on holiday. Even if my foot isn't better.

I am so pissed off that it happened now.
If but if but yeah but no but.
Just deal with it, pete, ffs...
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Old 19-06-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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So, it was broken after all? Sorry to hear that! What a shame about your foot... I hope it heals fast!
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Old 19-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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I don't know if it's such a smart idea not getting medical help ....
Had the same thing happened to me some 35 years ago, a broken bone in my right foot, didn't go to a doctor, healed within a week or so , all good so far.

But now ... seems the bone wasn't healed in line properly and the problems begin.
There is a spot where the bone was broken that develop some kind of arthritis, kinda painful, maybe they gonna have to break that bone again and do some cutting /scraping or even remove that bad healed bone completely.

Yeah, getting old I guess, and paying for the sins of a wild youth now.

Just saying, we're no doctors, self medication can be a hazard.

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Old 20-06-2009, 11:30 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear this, I think dosraider is right btw...think about it twice.
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Old 20-06-2009, 06:38 PM   #5

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I think that, because of all the injuries I've had to deal with (on other people as well as myself) through Martial Art, that it is just hairline-fractures.
I don't want to put more burden on our overworked NHS unless absolutely necessary.

If it doesn't look any better than these photo's by Monday - I'll go to the hospital and get them to look at it.

Thanks for the concern, though, guys!

I'm remaining optimistic that it will be okay in a few weeks, in time for holiday, going on how I've healed before. I used to heal really quickly.
But then, I used to be a lot younger and a lot fitter than I am now...
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Old 20-06-2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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Poor dosraider. And poor Saccade. No wonder you're both so cranky. I'll give you both a tub of icecream (for the feet). And crutches. Nothing hurts the hands like crutches. And people don't get far enough out of your way... Next time, i figure i'll just put my crutch down on their toes. But here's hoping i don't sprain an ankle again...

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