2/24/10

It's all fun and games until...

Someone loses a toe!

That someone being me, and well not really a complete toe but chunks of it! Yuck!

On Friday night my youth and I were playing games in the dark, because I like to be stealthy I took my shoes and socks off and rolled my pants up so no one would hear my rustling as I snuck around. In full sprint trying to get away from the person pursuing me(Ben) I ran full throttle into our church stairs. That stopped me alright..my right foot tingled and then I thought "RUN"- So I got up and proceeded to run through the church, finally I realised that my foot was quite warm and felt wet..I turned on a light to discover "bloood!!! everywhere!"

The next while is much of a blur as my youth held my hands, while I screamed..ben doing first aid and some youth mopping up my "bloody mess"- I thought..it cannot be so bad but I was informed it was..Emergency room here we come.

Emergency rooms are a joke may I add.. I think if I walked in with only half of my head connected they would kindly say "take a number please"- I would persist I needed assistance and they would respond "It's protocol take a number.." - I don't want to dis the hospital for I was treated quite kindly but it is just interesting to watch people react to their pain/discomfort.

After an hour they moved me..just into a "new" waiting room I think just to trick all of us to thinking were getting somewhere..an hour and a half later...a room..and hour after that..an x ray..thirty mins after that..PAINFUL needle in foot..me screaming/la la la laing to not freak out little ones still waiting..then the stitches..and the removal of my toe nail which was really non existent...so that was my Friday.

I now have gauze on my foot, a mad limp and pain, lots of it..plus the reality that my toe is like hamburger, stitches on both sides and no nail with not a lot of hope of it growing back...but to think of a positive and to quote my daddy "It's sure a long way from your heart!"

He's right....and I have never had stitches so that was a new experience....

God is good...

Toes are optional...

Being taken care of by my very youth - priceless! & AMEN!

4 comments:

Lindsay Vandermeer said...

I know all about hamburger toe! When a pontoon boat fell on my foot they told me that my nail likely wouldn't come back...I showed them! It started growing within two weeks I think. Hopefully yours will do the same.

ElleBelle said...

oh my!
games in the dark with youth usually ends with someone getting stitches...Way to take one for your team!
Love you walsh.

Ashley said...

Picture?

Angela said...

I can identify with a bit of this process and who knew that part was so sensitive hey? Anyway hope it heals well. Love and hugs. I miss you! Wish you were closer, I'd help look after you!