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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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Unfortunately, the doctor's surgery is too far to walk in this state, but way too close to order a cab.

MN has suggested wheeling me on a trolley.

In the end, I decided to keep the toe elevated all day, and will try going out in sandals tomorrow. If it still hurts, I'll try and see the doctor after work on Monday (I've got a lift, which is nice ).
It is not too close to order a cab, and that's what we'll probably do in the morning.

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Old 05.02.2011, 02:21
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It is not too close to order a cab, and that's what we'll probably do in the morning.

So there. The Moderatrix has spoken.
Posh Zurich folks with your cabs and basement balconies .
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It is not too close to order a cab, and that's what we'll probably do in the morning.

So there. The Moderatrix has spoken.
Ah-ha, so the game is afoot, and that's flat - he knees to go!

I know the sort of tendoncies that DB can have (i.e. downright wontoen at times, lacey-faire or socratic at others, tho' never effete), so I'm glad to hear you're going to keep him instep, make him hop to it, put his best foot forward, and generally toe the line... it's no mean feet!

Without being callous, or corny - after all, the boot could easily be on the other foot - I'm shoe that heel appreciate it really, he'd have tibia fool not to and that would be a shin

So kind regards to your Sole Mate ...if we see a new EF user tomorrow called Eileen, we'll know it didn't go well

PS I'm sure the Krankenkasse will foot the bill, they haven't got a leg to stand on, tibia optimist...

PPS Here're some cheery little ditties to get his toes tapping if he's feeling a bit limp in the morning, or is crutching at straws for reasons not to leg it to the Docs...







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Old 05.02.2011, 05:13
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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Unfortunately, the doctor's surgery is too far to walk in this state, but way too close to order a cab.

MN has suggested wheeling me on a trolley.

In the end, I decided to keep the toe elevated all day, and will try going out in sandals tomorrow. If it still hurts, I'll try and see the doctor after work on Monday (I've got a lift, which is nice ).
Kewl! You have a lift and an underground balcony. Your home has some nifty architecture.

BTW, I broke my toe too. But it only hurt massively. It didn't impair my ability to walk, I just limped a lot for a day or too. Probably a micro fracture but it did hurt for months and still sometimes helps detect weather changes.

You are paying for the health insurance so you might as well go have your doc take a quick look at it. Shouldn't be a bid deal. But I do have a nursing friend who says that if you start seeing massive bruising and think you are loosing feeling you should have it checked immediately. The problem can be damage to the circulation and that can cause gangrene. Although she said that it is usually pretty obvious when this is happening. Just don't ignore it and try and tough it out in this case. Good luck.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Thread starter put a band aid on the toe and you will be sorted. Make sure it is one with Swiss quality logo on it.
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Old 05.02.2011, 09:04
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

DB,

Did you go to see a doctor? And?
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DB,

Did you go to see a doctor? And?
Later today, possibly.
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..I wouldn't wait for it, just in case you need to undergo surgery of some sort. You never know....just sayin'.
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Posh Zurich folks with your cabs and basement balconies .

and I bet he is a closet tagine owner too.

Honestly DB, don't be such a wuss and GO! Do you really want to take the risk of having it RE broken to set it? If it is just a minor thing, they will just strap it- but it could be more serious, and cause untold miseries short-term and long-term- so WHY not get it checked out. xx
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

The toe is much better today. I can even touch it, and it only really hurts if I put weight on it.

We're going to go into town on the bus and train, and if it starts hurting again, we'll go to Permanence at Zurich HB. Otherwise, I reckon I've just strained it or something.

Thank you all for your advice, though. It has been very reassuring.

One can only conclude that I'm a big wimp.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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The toe is much better today. I can even touch it, and it only really hurts if I put weight on it.

We're going to go into town on the bus and train, and if it starts hurting again, we'll go to Permanence at Zurich HB. Otherwise, I reckon I've just strained it or something.

Thank you all for your advice, though. It has been very reassuring.

One can only conclude that I'm a big wimp.
Told you the Band Aid would fix it.
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Suggest you ask Mrs Doolittle - she knows all about broken toes...

Foot yes, toes no.

I already posted the name of my specialist in Zürich twice here. Might be worth an Xray just to confirm. Send me a PM if you don't find it searching here.
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Old 05.02.2011, 21:41
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Mrs Texaner has smashed a toe almost more times than she has toes. The first two times we went to the emergency room, where we paid for x-rays, crutches, and this advice: "There's nothing we can do. Just stay off it and let it heal." (Why we had to go back a second time for that, I can't explain. But ever since episode #2, we've followed the same advice without the time or expense of involving medical professionals.)

That said, it was never a BIG toe, so *if* the pain persists much longer, it might be prudent to follow the advice of those here who have suggested letting a doctor look it over.

Meanwhile, ne guete besserig (and hope you're enjoying all that soup)!
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

I would go to the doctor - as they say you pay for health insurance and there could be complications.
One caveat however - I broke my toe and it did not hurt while I was not using it much. However as soon as I went back to walking and working a full day it started to hurt, then I went to have it checked out and the doctor on duty gave me a referral form to have an x-ray in hospital marked "possible broken toe". Despite this hint the ER doctor told me that it was not broken but I needed to have an operation for fallen arches. I was then given an appointment with a specialist. He took another x-ray, found the break, which by that time was nearly seven weeks old and quite healed. He told me to wear shoes with soles that did not bend too easily in order to support the toe.
However this did not happen in Switzerland if that is any comfort!
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

So... it isn't broken, but I've got some extra bits of bone that may have rubbed together or something, causing the pain and swelling. The doctor bound my toes together (I was surprised to observe that this actually made a difference) and has prescribed some anti-swelling gel and some painkillers.

Of course, after spending the afternoon hanging around the Permanence clinic, I've probably picked up cholera or something, so I'll keep you posted.

Cheers!
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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So... it isn't broken, but I've got some extra bits of bone that may have rubbed together or something, causing the pain and swelling. The doctor bound my toes together (I was surprised to observe that this actually made a difference) and has prescribed some anti-swelling gel and some painkillers.

Of course, after spending the afternoon hanging around the Permanence clinic, I've probably picked up cholera or something, so I'll keep you posted.

Cheers!
I am glad you went and no breakage! I hope you guys are celebrating appropriately.

Cholera is treatable and probably less painful than reseting a broken bone in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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So... it isn't broken, but I've got some extra bits of bone that may have rubbed together or something, causing the pain and swelling. The doctor bound my toes together (I was surprised to observe that this actually made a difference) and has prescribed some anti-swelling gel and some painkillers.

Of course, after spending the afternoon hanging around the Permanence clinic, I've probably picked up cholera or something, so I'll keep you posted.

Cheers!
Good to know! Now for the Cholera, try relish!
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Old 06.02.2011, 18:01
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Just have a cup of tea. It makes everything better. At least thats what they told us on the first day of university in England. Dont know if it works with non english tea though :P
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I think I'd rather have the broken toe

Now would be the time to fetch out your best M&S slippers and make sure that you don't go padding barefoot round Chez Breakfast for a while.

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Even better, keep the afflicted appendage elevated at all available apposite opportunities, sip comfrey tea, and have someone else do all the running-around whilst those pesky, problematic, parted phalangeal pieces patch up properly

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