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09-08-2013, 07:09 PM
So yesterday i dropped something very heavy on the toes of my right foot. It hurt so bad i sat down and took my sneaker off to check it. The sock had some blood on it so i took it off and my sgt. Hulka was bleeding badly. I touched the toe and realised the only thing keeping it from falling off was a sliver of skin on the instep side of the toe. Long story short i shattered the tip bones in my big toe and the one next to it, killed the big toe nail, and partially severed the big toe. They stitched the big toe back on, and the nail to save the nail pocket in hopes that a new nail will grow in. The worst part of the ordeal was getting like seven Novocaine shots at the base of my toes to numb them for the stitching. Looks like i will be out of work for awhile. :smash:

Btw my wife is awesome rushed me to the hospital and has been taking very good care of me. Tomorrow. I ask for a sponge bath. :love::rotf2:

09-12-2013, 12:04 PM
.... Tomorrow. I ask for a sponge bath. :love::rotf2:


09-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Geez Bill, be careful will ya
hope it heals ok
time for steel toe boots for you maybe, or would they have cut all your toes off?

09-12-2013, 03:47 PM
Bruce the ass kicker is i wear steeltoes at work everyday. I think it would have saved me, but you don't expect those things to happen at home. Went to the orthopedic doctor and he says out of work for a month to start. Hopefully removing the stitches next friday. Its killing me being layed up, i enjoy doing things.

09-12-2013, 03:59 PM
Steel toes can go either way. If what you drop on the piggies is moderately heavy , they save you. If its something really heavy they crush down and make matters worse. I was once saved by steel toed shoes. Put a big dent in the steel toe but not totally crushed down. Toes came out from under the dent without a scratch.

Sorry to hear of you misfortune Bill. Hope it all heals up well before the wife gets sick of giving you sponge baths! :)

09-12-2013, 06:22 PM
Best of luck I hope you heal well! Regardless if how you feel about steal toes. If you are not wearing them at work and a similar injury happens you will not be covered by comp insurance. Better off wearing em.
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09-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Yikes Bill. Glad they saved Sgt Hulka.
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09-12-2013, 09:27 PM
So why was your Sgt. Hulka in your boot??? You must be an incredibly gifted man! Glad your toe made it too!! LOL!

09-12-2013, 09:29 PM
i dropped a brick on my bare foot
recently and everything turned blue

but nothing like you have done.... geesh

sorry you had no steel toes on

heal up fast! ...don't forget to up your vitamin C

09-15-2013, 07:03 AM
OUCH Specialist, I can feel that from here!
Get better quick.

09-15-2013, 07:59 AM
I really should get some boots...this whole working in flip flops is going to get me sooner or later...


09-15-2013, 09:32 AM
I really should get some boots...this whole working in flip flops is going to get me sooner or later...


they are considered to be the most dangerous shoe ever invented

09-30-2013, 02:41 PM
Bill, i am sorry to hear about the injury. Hope all hears quickly, and completely
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09-30-2013, 04:55 PM
I blow glass in Chaco sandals every day. A little hot glass on the feet keeps me on my tippy toes :)
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Pete F.
09-30-2013, 05:34 PM
In the late 70s I broke my big toe on my right foot, I had to work so I had a pair of Scott ski boots, they were lightweight fiberglass with a single buckle and a foam liner. I cut the foam liner out of the front and went back to work, worked great. I have often thought someone should market them as protective boots for injurys and also as mountaineering boots, were better for that than skiing.
If you scroll down on this blog you can see a pair

10-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Tomorrow they are going to take some xrays and see about getting me into a sneaker. I know thats not happening, i tried to put one on a couple of days ago. The problem is my toe got squashed pretty good, so it lengthened about 1/4" of an inch. The Drs. said it will go back to it's normal shape, but I am 5+ weeks into this and it is still flat, swollen, and long. :smash:

10-11-2013, 09:11 AM
Looks like I am out of work for 3 more weeks. It's been 5 already and they are telling me up to 12 weeks. Doh
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10-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Like mentioned earlier, Vitamin C is great for inflammation, you can also try Arnica or Resinall K instead.

Unless you have specific orders, cold packs for the first 24 hours, 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.

After the 1st day, use heat from here on out 20 minutes on and 1 HOUR OFF.

Only thing to change that is if:

1. Heat makes it feel worse, in that case, stick with cold
2. If the area is hot to the touch or it feels hot/burning, stick with cold
3. If neither seem to make a difference, stick with the heat to keep circulation going.

Feel better and take your time healing!