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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-04-29 05:13
Subject: [personal] A quick followup on the state of my foot
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Tags:culture, health, personal, photos
It's been eleven days since I hurt my foot. I am still walking with a cane when I go out or use the stairs, though I don't need it at home. This has to do with the fact that injury is almost entirely on the top of my foot, and so if I am barefoot or in stocking feet, I don't have much issue (other than stairs) at this point; but if I am wearing shoes, the pressure of the shoe on the bruise is difficult to manage. I tried exercising last week as is my wont, but that turned out to aggravate the injury, so I have been off the bike. And walking any distance is right out still.

My toe, nine days after the incident
My toe, nine days after the incident

I have to say that the social impact of walking slowly with a cane is interesting. You become both visible and invisible in certain very specific ways. Combine this with my need to cover my face and all exposed skin when out of doors, and people are not reacting to me at all like I am accustomed to. It's also hard to be a flirt when you look like a disabled bank robber.

Mostly, though, this is still very annoying. Both the stupid clumsiness that caused the problem [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] and the pain and inconvenience of living with the healing process. As I said before, definitely adding injury to insult.


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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2013-04-29 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: Quite possibly stupid suggestion deleted and now posted in the right spot
If you can, kick up your vitamin C levels to a couple of grams a day. It may not keep colds away, but it does change how the body handles bruising.
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User: anghara
Date: 2013-04-29 20:41 (UTC)
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" It's also hard to be a flirt when you look like a disabled bank robber." Leave it to you to come up with a unique angle on the matter.

On the gripping hand, as it were, yikes on the toe. That... is an interesting colour... and one no human skin has any business turning. I hope things veer back to an accepted version of human-normal fairly soon...
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