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    Unhappy My Stupid Foot.

    Okay, so a while ago (almost three years now) I joined Tae Kwon Do classes. All was fine and dandy, until one day we had to jump over some mats that were just over a meter high. It was my turn, and I ran up to it jumped.... and landed on my toes on my right foot. My left foot was off the ground, so I had all of my weight on my toes, and my knee bent, so my foot bent backwards. Imagine it like you bending your hand so that the tips of your fingers touched your wrists. Yeah, kinda painful.

    Anyway, long story short, I went to the ER and they gave me crutches and panadol and sent me back home, no Xrays or nothing, when it was black and blue, and the size or a butternut pumpkin. I was on those crutches for a month before I could bear to put any weight on it. I have been to about four doctors since then - saying different things : "Oh, its just a bad sprain", "I think the ligaments have snapped" , " Just take some panadol, She'll be right" and "it must be fractured." Yeah, I hardly think its a bad sprain when I have a lump on top of my foot. Its like the tendons and bones and such have popped out or something. No pain when I poke it or anything like that, but now, its started hurting in a different place, in the same bone as my big toe... kinda feels like a break. It doesn't hurt all the time, just when I walk alot or run, so that means I can't do any sport at school, the only sport I can do is riding my horse... and if my foot decides it doesn't want to do anything, then I can't do anything. I have a near constant limp, which means I am compensating with other parts of my body when I walk... which of course leads to my neck playing up again, giving me migraines. Grr.

    SO anyway, my foot has been playing up quite a bit recently, due to a rather long (and stupid!) walking jaunt in Cairns a while ago. I went to see the doctor at Mums work and he said I might possibly have stress fractures, and he referred me to a mate of his... an orthopaedic surgeon. I had X-rays done yesterday, and they showed up all the small bones in my foot had raised into a bump... Mum's a nurse and she seems to think that when I bent my foot they all popped out of place... and she thinks I will need surgery to fix it, by rebreaking and resetting it.

    I've never been under anaesthetic before, so I'm kinda freaking out right about now. If I have to get surgery that will mean No riding, no DT, and worst of all, no shows this season, which I have been looking forward to for ages and which means these last three years would have been a waste of Romeos life, because I have to sell him after this season... Also I haven't been able to go to school recently because of the pain in my foot driving me up the wall…

    Okay, enough of my self pity whinge. I will keep you all posted on how its going…

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    poor thing!!

    id be taking the x rays back to the hospital and the docs you saw before and going shove your panadol where the sun dont shine i had a very similar experience so i know how you feel.....

    hey maybe if you ask if you could get your plaster modified so that you can fit your foot in the stirrup lol

    i hope you keep your chip up sweety
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    With a bit of luck, instead of plaster, there is a device called a cam-boot or moonboot, they are brilliant, 200% improvement on having a cast. I have had surgery twice on my right foot because of bad breaks & I didnt have an anesetic, just a spinal. Wait and see, get to the point where a decision has to be made, then it will all be explained to you.

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    Good luck with it all Box.

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    LOL, I don't think they would allow me in the show ring with a cast, modified or not

    I'm trying to stay positive, but it can get pretty depressing when all you can do is sit on the couch and watch Tv or go on the computer...

    Almost did stuff the Pandol where the sun don't shine actually... Mum and I were so annoyed that they made us wait for six hours, and all they did was give me panadol and crutches and send us on our (hobbling) way. Frigging ridiculous.

    Thanks, Peiluver. hopefully I will be able to get one of those instead... Can they be taken off for showering and such, or do they have to stay on?

    Thanks guys.

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    Oh pain full, I smashed my heel upon landing from a high break fall over barrels years ago, the whole end fractured all I could do was strap it for months. My heel still gives me problems on occasion.

    All the best in getting it fixed up, not a nice thing to have happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Thanks, Peiluver. hopefully I will be able to get one of those instead... Can they be taken off for showering and such, or do they have to stay on?
    thanks to the wonderful magic of velcro you can take moonboots off to shower and put them back on again afterwards.

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    okay, I've got an appointment to have an MRI on my foot on Thursday and then on the Wednesday after I'm going to see the doctor... I'm hoping I wont need surgery

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    I hope you don't either Box. Hugs.

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    A number of years ago i had to go under anaesthetic also. Yes i also freaked out big time,i was trembling and shaking quite visibly,so much that i was pushed thru ahead of someone else who was waiting quite calmly themselves. Nothing i say will alleviate your fear of going under,but i can say that the doctors and nurses will try their damn best to make you feel comfortable,as much as they can anyways. I was asked to talk about my family while laying down,the next thing i knew i was waking up.

    In regards to the show,i would be finding out from the doctor what sort of cast etc will be used on you after the operation if one is to take place,and also the show itself as maybe you will still be able to compete after all. Sorry i dont know all the facts of this so forgive my noobness if i am wrong there.

    Just think,after 3 years of pain in your foot,your back,your neck,and your head,you will finally be free of all that. You will hobble yes,but that would be in the recovery,but after then you will be able to do all the things that you have wished you could do the past years but havent.

    As to the doctors and the hospitals brushing you off,is there anything that can be done legally due their incompetence? Your mother as a nurse may know more of that,but i would imagine a wrongful diagnoses without proper treatment resulting in so many years of pain and discomfort would be enough to at least have the medical staff questioned.

    Either way,i wish you all the best and as others have said,please keep us updated.

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