Friday, August 17, 2007

Toes & Fire

I've had several people ask about my toe, so here is the uneventful story...

Last Friday Jeffrey wanted to go potty. I put him on the potty and turned to go throw the diaper away and snagged my three outer toes on my left foot on the door jam. I winced in pain and tried to walk it off. The more I walked the more it hurt. As any other mom would do, I popped two tylenol and continued my day, limping around. By the time I got my kids fed lunch and reading/napping, I was in more pain. I then proceeded to sit on the couch icing my toe for the next three hours (and several more tylenol). I really should have taken a picture then, because it was a beautiful shade of purple for several days. Now it is just sore and pretty stiff. I'm not doing any running and still need some tylenol on a regular basis. I did not go and see a doctor as I have broken a toe (and even broken bones in my foot) before and the doctors have said there really isn't anything they can do. One other interesting fact, ibuprofen interferes with the growth of bones, so you shouldn't take that when you have a broken bone. I'm just thankful that it's still flip-flop season!

Another thing people have asked me about are the fires brewing out here. There are a lot! Yesterday's paper had 15 listed just within 300 miles of us. Every once in a while it will smell like a campfire outside and the last week or so it has been quite hazy. I haven't seen the sun yet this morning! These are some pictures from the church camp that Mike grew up going to. The camp is about 150 miles from Billings. They have evacuated almost everyone, but some have been left behind as support for the firefighters. They've been able to open the campgrounds as a "rest stop" for the brave men and women working so hard.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Sorry to hear about your toe. Glad you're on the mend. I'd better never break a bone as I can't take tylonol.