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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-05 01:59 PM
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2. Yes, not fun with crutches during recovery, but I managed to work
full-time after a day or two at home with my foot (in a cast) elevated to reduce the swelling and the throbbing "discomfort".

I found out how often I pick up something to carry it, even if it'sjust room to room. That's really hard to do when you're on crutches. I carried one or more plastic bags with the string pull tops (plastic grocer bags would do) to carry things. The string handles allowed me to carry things while I was on crutches.

After it was healed and was allowed to walk without crutches, I had Very few problems. Of course, I was uch younger then (in my twenties).
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  -Anyone here ever broken their foot? mgdecombe  Aug-08-05 01:46 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I have  ewagner   Aug-08-05 01:53 PM   #1 
  - Yes, not fun with crutches during recovery, but I managed to work  SharonAnn   Aug-08-05 01:59 PM   #2 
  - You're amazing! I could not have worked after a day or two, I was too  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:45 PM   #10 
  - I had a stress fracture in my foot  livetohike   Aug-08-05 02:07 PM   #3 
  - Thanks! I guess you're back to hiking now, at least I hope so!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:47 PM   #12 
  - My experience?  khashka   Aug-08-05 02:08 PM   #4 
  - Thanks, Khashka!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:41 PM   #8 
  - my experience is quite atypical, but i'll tell you about it anyway  bertha katzenengel   Aug-08-05 02:12 PM   #5 
  - Bertha, your post made me get it elevated again  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:43 PM   #9 
     - you poor thing, I am so sorry you're living with this  bertha katzenengel   Aug-08-05 07:43 PM   #32 
  - No idea here....  Cyndee_Lou_Who   Aug-08-05 02:13 PM   #6 
  - Thanks!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 02:26 PM   #7 
  - broke my little toe couple of years ago.  ulysses   Aug-08-05 03:47 PM   #11 
  - Ow.Ow.OW.  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:49 PM   #13 
     - it hurt like a mother.  ulysses   Aug-08-05 03:53 PM   #14 
        - Thanks. I stepped onto a floor that was about 10 inches lower than  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 03:56 PM   #15 
           - That's EXACTLY what I did.  crispini   Aug-08-05 03:59 PM   #17 
           - heh  ulysses   Aug-08-05 04:03 PM   #18 
  - I broke the fourth metatarsal.  crispini   Aug-08-05 03:58 PM   #16 
  - Oh Man! Ok, I am going to stop feeling sorry for myself here and now.  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 04:08 PM   #19 
     - Yeah, but I didn't have any piece of the bone  crispini   Aug-08-05 04:21 PM   #21 
        - OMG the SAWWWWWWW!!!!!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 04:33 PM   #23 
  - no, but I have a torn up knee at the moment  benny05   Aug-08-05 04:18 PM   #20 
  - Ow, Benny! Wishing you a quick recovery and good news from  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 04:35 PM   #24 
  - Sounds like you have an avulsion fracture  Reverend_Smitty   Aug-08-05 04:29 PM   #22 
  - Thanks, Rev_Smitty!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 04:37 PM   #25 
  - Broke my foot in 1979  skygazer   Aug-08-05 05:00 PM   #26 
  - Running in clogs...  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 05:25 PM   #28 
     - I was definitely young and foolish  skygazer   Aug-08-05 05:43 PM   #30 
        - You are a resilient person!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 06:35 PM   #31 
  - I never even had to use crutches  in search of sanity   Aug-08-05 05:25 PM   #27 
  - Yay, now there is a ray of light!  mgdecombe   Aug-08-05 05:27 PM   #29 
  - Yup,  William Bloode   Aug-08-05 08:11 PM   #33 
  - How old are you?  dannofoot   Aug-08-05 08:42 PM   #34 
  - If you are inquiring my age,  William Bloode   Aug-08-05 09:07 PM   #36 
  - My son broke 3 4 and 5 metatarsals earlier this year  KitchenWitch   Aug-08-05 08:44 PM   #35 

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