I think I'm going to start keeping one of those mini flashlights next to my bed. Since it seems like I get up at least once a night to go pee, I would probably get a lot of use out of it. I could have used it for sure last Saturday night.
As I sleepily left the bedroom, I happened to jam one of my toes full force into the door jamb. I thought for a moment that I was going to faint from the pain. The whole room lit up but this time with stars. I hobbled on into the bathroom and turned on the light. I was almost afraid to turn on the light. I thought I might have self-amputated my toe and was expecting to see a lot of blood.
When I looked down at it, I saw nothing. I sure felt something but at least there was no blood. My original mission accomplished, I hobbled back to bed and somehow fell back to sleep through all of the throbbing.
Sunday morning I got up to find the index toe (do toes have names?) on my left foot swollen, dark purple and the end of it bent over. It looks to me like I may have broken it at the first knuckle.
I've long heard (and experienced once before) that there is nothing one can do for a broken toe. Just leave it alone and let it heal. Before I haul myself off to the doctor so he can jerk it around and really cause me to faint, does anybody know if it's true that nothing can be done?
Otherwise, I'm needing a little sympathy here!