Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 04:57 pm
Fell off a shed roof today while I was dodging some wasps.(Still got stung like a pincushion). I fell and slammed my big toe in the gravel . I know its broken because it wont move and its swollen. I taped it to the other toe and am taking aspirin. Anything I should do (besides going to a hospital where all they will do is tape it to the next toe just as I did)

Damn, you really use the big toe as more than just a lead point for putting on socks.

Im wearing a pair of crocs, so gay I know but its the only thing I can fit.
 
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 04:59 pm
@farmerman,
All the broken and dislocated toes in my childhood were treated by my Mom the same way...taped to the next toe
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:01 pm
Tough break. I jumped off a ladder to avoid wasps a few weeks ago and damaged my shoulder. It's only slowly getting better. But, the toe trumps the shoulder in this case. Hope you are able to get around.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
Im hobblin around like a crippled horse. It fuckin hurts and i feel really stupid for losing my grip over the wasps. It turns out that I was once overstung by hornets and became allergic to stings of hymenopterans. So far so good, no welling on the tongue or face.
What is it with wasps and July? are they universally pissed off this time of year.?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:13 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

It fuckin hurts. . . .


Then don't do that no more.

Ice is supposed to help, but it's sometimes more inconvenient than it's worth.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:14 pm
They get pretty fierce for reasons of their own, in my experience. I have been stung a number of times for no discernable reason. Once, while sweeping the deck on a patio, red wasps came out of the wood below me. About six or eight of them swarmed the patio after I stepped inside, stinging absolutely everything, including spots of paint. Because of the close proximity of the door to the stairs, I was trapped, until my working partner came with a can of spray.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:23 pm
whenever I'm outside and there's any danger of wasps/hornets I carry my Baretta over/under 12 gauge. I've never broken a toe although I now have a neighbor with a glass eye.
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 05:44 pm
I don't understand. Those are all jobs for women to be doing. Men are supposed to be sat in pubs discussing important matters like the future direction of society.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:19 pm
@dyslexia,
I recognized the similarity tween you and Dick Cheney.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:20 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Then don't do that no more.
DAM why didnt I think of that?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:25 pm
http://www.footphysicians.com/footankleinfo/metatarsal-fractures.htm

Quote:
Treatment of Toe Fractures
Fractures of the toe bones are almost always traumatic fractures. Treatment for traumatic fractures depends on the break itself and may include these options:

Rest. Sometimes rest is all that is needed to treat a traumatic fracture of the toe.
Splinting. The toe may be fitted with a splint to keep it in a fixed position.
Rigid or Stiff-Soled Shoe. Wearing a stiff-soled shoe protects the toe and helps keep it properly positioned.
"Buddy Taping." "Buddy taping" the fractured toe to another toe is sometimes appropriate, but in other cases it may be harmful.
Surgery. If the break is badly displaced or if the joint is affected, surgery may be necessary. Surgery often involves the use of fixation devices, such as pins.


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/378937/toe_fracture_the_importance_of_urgent.html

Quote:
Symptoms of a toe fracture include bruising, swelling, and excruciating pain as the toe fracture is often accompanied by an incidental soft tissue injury involving tendons and ligaments. Of these, the tendon injury is most unusual, but still a risk when a toe or other foot injury occurs.

Of all of the toes, the large or "big" toe is considered the most important in treating toe fracture. Because the large toe carries the responsibility of weight bearing activity and balance, a consultation with an orthopedic specialist is usually required.

In most cases, treating your toe fracture will simply involve splinting with pain control using anti-inflammatory medications. Immediately after the injury occurs, your physician will recommend that you apply ice to the injured site regularly and elevate the foot to decrease swelling. Only in rare cases is surgery required to pin or surgically correct a toe fracture.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Most Anything of a red hue will kill you. The only red thing that was harmless was my Irish Setter that was my dog when I was a kid.
I dont think we have red wasps up here, but the black and yellow striped ones are mean enough.

It always seems that, as the summer progresses, wasps get meaner than Spiro Agnew at a press conference.

Hey dyz, you have wasps building nests in your RV?. Any part of the RV that has a vent will gather wasps and I have to shooteme up with that killer spray at night when they stick to their nests.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:28 pm
@spendius,
Quote:
I don't understand. Those are all jobs for women to be doing. Men are supposed to be sat in pubs discussing important matters like the future direction of society.


Thats why UK has been in serious decline, you dont celebrate accomplishments of half your population, and the other half is dead drunk.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:29 pm
stung and broken toe, damn
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:30 pm
@Butrflynet,
Im doing the "Buddy system". It doesnt appear displaced but theres a hematoma under the skin which looks worse than it is.
I got some blueberry pie and ice cream as a "pity present" from my dearest.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:31 pm
@djjd62,
Im tough, Ive had worse ,I just hate them friggin wasps, they are the mostest evilest insect around.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:34 pm
@farmerman,
In addition to the other things you're doing for it, you should also ice it, elevate it, and take ibuprophen, all of which are used to reduce swelling.

Swelling restricts blood flow, and you want to increase blood flow in order to help the injury heal.

Immobilizing the area and protecting it from further stress also helps reduce swelling.

Severe bone fractures, even in small bones, can lead to blood clots. So even if the hospital doesn't do anything other than confirm the fracture and tell you to keep the swelling down, it's still a good idea to have a Doctor check it out.

Good luck,
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:35 pm
@farmerman,
i hear ya, worked in a green house with bumble bees for ten years, no problem, got stung shook it off, but if i see a wasp i'm gone
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:37 pm
@rosborne979,
I already am taking a regimen of coumadin for my Atrial Fibrillation . I use aspirin and did the ice cubistic treatment. It was actually worse than the break. (It was like a brain freeze except of the big toe)
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2009 06:39 pm
@djjd62,
I later went on a wasp spray death mission and sprayed every wasp nest that was being built beneath the barn eaves and inside the RV vents. I make example of them all. They must be taught a lesson.
 

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