Monday, May 14, 2012

Well, I'm more unique than average today...

Today I went to the orthopedist (actually, the doctor's PA, who was very good) and got the scoop on my poor old broken foot. Naturally, it wouldn't do for me to have your garden variety, run of the mill boring kinda fracture. No, like any good addict mine had to be special. I have something called a "Jones fracture."

Here's what Wikipedia says about it:

A Jones fracture is a fracture of the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal of the foot ... at the base of the small toe. Patients who sustain a Jones fracture have pain over this area, swelling, and difficulty walking. The fracture was first described by British orthopedic surgeon Sir Robert Jones, who sustained this injury himself while dancing, in the Annals of Surgery in 1902.

So now, I have a big-ass boot on my foot, which I will be wearing everywhere except in bed and in the shower for the next three or four months. They'll check it in a month and then another month after that, and if it's not healing right they might have to dive into me and put a pin in it. Happily, it doesn't hurt too terribly badly, so it feels a lot more like an adventure than an injury.

Anyway, I say if you're only going to break one bone in your lifetime, make it good. Make it dramatic. Make it count!

Highly technical legal and medical disclaimer: This is not my actual foot.

10 comments:

  1. You're highly unique, toe or no. Toe.

    Anyways, I'm loving getting caught up on this blog. And what you didn't mention: the photo shoot at which you made your alarming (and funny, since I was there and can say so) fall was for a national health campaign that will debut in July on television, in papers, and (yes!) on buses and (yes!) billboards across the country.

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  2. I didn't realize that you had posted and now it's been a while since then. So, we're two middle aged women barely posting. Well, well. Hope you're out of pain.

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