Hello WordPress buddies! I’m going to jump right in and answer the question.
Yes, I did break a bone. Actually I broke my foot two years ago and four months later I broke my toe. But let me explain my broken foot to you.
I had just woken up from a nap on my couch. After a nice long stretch I got up and started to walk into the kitchen. I didn’t realize my foot was asleep. I took a step and immediately felt pain. Horrible horrible pain which caused me to fall into the nearest chair.
The pain was probably the worst I ever felt. Well at least it felt like it at the time. After about 20 long minutes the pain became more bearable.
My foot started to bruise badly. The pain was much better though and I was able to lightly walk on the heal of my foot. My sister encouraged me to get in the car because she was taking me to the emergency room. She knew my foot was broken.
At the hospital they confirmed it was broken. I got referred to a specialist where I was then told I would need surgery. Apparently the break was pretty bad. From what I understand, because my foot was asleep and I couldn’t feel it, I apparently put pressure on the wrong area or something like that.
As most of you know I have anxiety and panic attacks. The thought of surgery really frightened me. I did not want to go through with it and actually almost didn’t.
Before surgery they put my foot in a “soft” cast and told me I couldn’t take it off and I couldn’t put any pressure on my foot.
Well I woke up in the middle of the night in a panic. I had to take that temporary cast off. I couldn’t handle it being on. Apparently I was going through some type of claustrophobic experience and to make a long story short I ended up taking it off. I had to go back to the doctors the next day and they put another soft cast on with instructions to leave it on this time until the surgery date. Well I tried. But once again I woke up with that terrifying feeling that I had to it off. I can’t even properly describe the feeling I had. I just had to take it off, my foot needed to breath. So, again I unwrapped the bandages and took the cast thingy off.
So fast forward to the day of surgery. I told the surgeon I did not want a hard cast. I told him if I wake up from surgery and find a hard cast on my foot that the minute I got home I would find a way to take it off. I explained to him how I took the soft cast off and if I had a hard cast I definitely would do the same. He was very understanding and when I woke up after surgery I had a “soft” cast.
I never really thought I was claustrophobic before, but that feeling I got when I woke up and had to take that cast off was a feeling I don’t want to experience again. Pure panic! My foot, head, my skin, everything felt like it was suffocating. I know how strange that sounds but it was horrible.
After surgery I did end up keeping the soft cast on during the day but each night before bed I would unwrap it. I became a pro at wrapping and un wrapping the bandages.
One thing I want to add is because I had surgery I was not able to walk for three months. I wasn’t allowed to put any pressure on the foot at all. I was told to use crutches. I tried so hard but was unable to get the hang of it. I actually crawled a few times until a friend showed up at my door with a knee scooter. That thing was wonderful! I was able to get around. So if anyone ever is unable to walk on one foot I HIGHLY recommend getting one.
So there’s my story of my broken bone. Oh yea one more thing which I mentioned in the beginning of this post. I also broke my toe. When my foot finally healed and I was able to walk, I stubbed my pinky toe so hard I ended up breaking it. And to make matters worse it just so happened to be on the same foot that I broke.
At that point I was tired of doctors. I didn’t go in for the broken toe. I let it heal on its own. It actually looks a little silly now because it healed straight out….or sideways. You can’t really notice unless you compare it to the other pinky toe on my other foot. But hey its a good conversation starter when it is noticed. Lol
Have a wonderful day,