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19 May 2009

The Post Wherein I Whine About My Poor Swollen Foot

I injure myself a lot. I often do silly things like falling up the stairs, carrying things that are far too heavy, stubbing my toes & tripping over my own feet. I've been known to hit my head on door frames as I walk through them. I have, on more than one occasion, opened a door into my own face.

Today, as I was walking downtown with a friend, I started to feel a pain in my foot. Nothing seemed to have happened other than a dull ache beginning to spreading across the very top of my left foot. I stopped, kicked my sandal off & shrugged because I didn't see anything that ought to be causing me pain.

We kept walking.

We did some shopping, mulled around downtown & I went to get a bite to eat. At this point my foot was throbbing. I kicked off my sandal again to see if I was bruising.


I saw the buses in the terminal downtown but figured I would be fine & I wanted to walk home. So I did.

I am now home, several hours later & cursing myself. I have a very swollen foot which is terribly painful to put pressure on & I still have no idea what I did to myself.

Sigh. I really should have taken that bus. It might have preserved my ability to walk without a limp.

Thankfully Gretchen has her four month appointment on Thursday morning so I think that I will wait it out & talk to our doctor.

Until then, just call me gimpy.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to limp around the farmer's market & enjoy some fresh produce with friends.

Perhaps I'll be lucky & the swelling will go down overnight.



Blogger heartshapedbox said...

Aw that sucks! I keep getting bruises on me lately and I have no clue where they came from, I had a really hideous one on my leg and I dunno how it got there. Anyhow try icing it and taking some ibuprofen, that might help take the swelling down :)

May 19, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

That is a good plan!

ps. I used to wake up with bruises on my elbows and I couldn't figure out WHY. Then I woke myself up in the middle of the night when I smashed my arm off of the wall. Ah yes. Now I understand.

May 19, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger JJ Keith said...

Ouch! I'm sorry. I had a thing going on with my foot too because I was doing a lot of walking while wearing the babe. I think it puts a lot more pressure on our feet than we realize to be walking with an extra 15 or so pounds strapped to our chests. Might it be a stress fracture?

May 19, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

You know, that makes perfect sense. I never walk ANYWHERE without Gretchen strapped to my chest. That plus starting to wear my Birks again for the summer might have done my poor little footsie in!

May 19, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger joy refurbished said...

A gimpy fin like Nemo :)
Hope you feel better soon!

May 20, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

It's quite probable that this is caused by overcompensation & repositioning for baby weight. Whilst pregnant you compensated one way, now you're wearing your sprog and doing it another way. Ice & elevate, darling. Poor you.

May 20, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Heart Felt said...

Poor you, hugs....hope it gets better soon. xx

May 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, thanks for the advice and well wishing -- I shall try to take it easy and get the swelling down :)

May 20, 2009 at 10:23 PM  

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