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August 6, 2006


After a wonderful draining session, my thumb felt nearly 100% better on Saturday. I was excited. So excited, in fact, that I cut the turn to the bedroom too wide, smacked my foot into the radiator base and broke my toe.

People, I have never been a coordinated person, but this is ridiculous. I have not felt this dysfunctional in a long time.

The fact that I could not (and still cannot) put any of my weight on my right foot kept me housebound for the rest of the weekend. I finished my book and the cable went out on Sunday and, in an effort to keep my spirits up and my mind spry, I busied myself by coaching Olive on the sport of green bean chasing.

Please make my toe heal soon. For the love of everyone.

Posted by callalillie at August 6, 2006 11:11 PM | Feline Musings , Random


oh my goodness... :( it sounds like a crazy tv skit. Are you gonna have to get a cane?

Posted by: jenn at August 7, 2006 7:28 AM

Olive. Oh, Olive. She is so adorable.

Did you figure out what caused your giant thumb?

Posted by: Sally at August 7, 2006 7:51 AM

Oh double ouch! Is this some twisted way your body is trying to balance the swelling in your thumb?
If you keep coaching Olive we may have a special Pet Olympics at your parent's house next July 4th
Hope you feel better soon Festis

Posted by: Vickie at August 7, 2006 7:58 AM

I had an infection in my thumb that made it blow up. It was pretty gross.

I hope they give me a cane or a crutch. Maneuvering through NYC with one foot sucks.

And if anyone is unemployed/a student/just bored, come visit me in the St. Luke's ER waiting room...as that is where I am heading right now.

Posted by: corie at August 7, 2006 9:34 AM

Oh god thst sucks. But maybe the throbbing toe will take your mind off the thumb pain. At any rate, the cat video is pretty cute. Hope you feel better

Posted by: Goddess In The City at August 7, 2006 10:37 AM

You should get a cane, and we can gimp around Broklyn together. (Soren got me one at Neergard for about $25.)

Posted by: Velma at August 7, 2006 10:42 AM

I broke my toe once, by accidentally kicking a metal bed frame. It hurt like blue blazes for quite a while. I didn't go to a doctor because everyone assured me that they can't do anything for broken toes anyway. So, I wrapped it every single day in gauze and taped it securely to its neighbor toe. It healed fine, took about six weeks. One thing I can say for damn sure--do not try to wear high heels before it's all better. It might seem okay at first, but after a couple hours, you'll scream and whine and have to be carried to the car/train like I was. Ouch.

Posted by: Kate at August 7, 2006 12:34 PM

Which toe?

You should have come swimming!!

Posted by: beth at August 7, 2006 2:18 PM

Pinky. I broke it in 2 places...didn't know that was possible. I should have gone swimming...then I probably would have missed the moment when I whacked my toe.

Posted by: corie at August 7, 2006 2:20 PM

Feel better soon Corie. I hope Miss Olive liked the bean.

Posted by: Divaah46 at August 7, 2006 2:46 PM

That video clip totally brightened my day! I've watched it 4 times and I am still smiling.

So sorry about your toe.

Posted by: sare at August 7, 2006 3:21 PM

When i was 15 i was surfing on a beach in Devon. It was high tide, and i had only surfed that beach at low before. There were a crowd of girls i was eager to impress, so picked up my board, puffed out my chest, and ran into the sea baywatch style.

Straight into a submerged rock.

I managed to turn the fall into landing on the board, then had to surf for a bit with a broken big toe, then walk a mile or so to where we were staying. Its a bit wonky now as a result!

Posted by: discostu at August 7, 2006 3:40 PM

so does this mean the marathon is out? what's the typical recovery time for a toe broken in multiple places.

and i need to make video of randolph chasing dust in the air.

Posted by: tien at August 7, 2006 4:56 PM

The ER doc told me 6 weeks recovery. Yeah, the marathon is totally out.

Posted by: corie at August 7, 2006 5:00 PM

oh no! I'm sorry about the marathon

Posted by: jenn at August 7, 2006 11:49 PM

We're taking video of the cats now?

Bummer about your toe.

Posted by: at August 8, 2006 10:16 AM

Damn, i forgot about the marathon. That sucks.

Posted by: discostu at August 8, 2006 2:32 PM

Been there, done that... twice. You have my sympathy- it sucks.
I find that you and I have similar tastes in books, esp. with NYC history. What are you reading now? Any suggestions?

Posted by: Amanda at August 8, 2006 2:46 PM

I am actually reading a slightly dry but interesting book called Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings, which is a book about the evolution of youth gangs in post-war NY...

Posted by: corie at August 8, 2006 4:50 PM

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