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Vaya Con Dios, Vicodin!

I am doing much better-pain wise, and I’ve quit taking the Vicodin. That stuff made me dizzy and nauseous! I spent most of yesterday afternoon asleep. (And the Dudes underwhelmed me with their compassion.) The good news is, most of today I didn’t take any painkiller at all.

This morning before I went shopping I took a couple of ibuprofen, but that was it for the day. My foot is a bit sore right now. I just took my bandage off, had a shower, and rewrapped my toe. I will probably take a couple of ibuprofen before bed.

The hardest part of this so far has been the bed covers. Who knew they were so heavy? And because my toe is sore they have to tangle around my foot. I think they are doing it on purpose.


    1. Ria — we keep our house cool at night and my toes like to be warm! In the Summer they are out of the covers, in the winter they are in.

  1. I feel your pain. There was a time I suffered from ingrown toenails and could not let the covers touch my toes so I developed the habit of sticking my feet out from under. Good for you for stopping the Vicodin. It is terribly habit forming and my spouse, who quit drinking 15 years ago said stopping the pain medications after his triiple by-pass was more difficult than stopping drinking or smoking. Hope you are 100% soon.

    1. Granny Annie — I only took 5 or 6 of those pills. I wasn’t on them long enough to get hooked, but I can certainly see why people do!

  2. Maybe you should market one of those snuggie blankets that leaves your foot free instead of your arms. πŸ™‚
    Glad you’re doing better.

  3. Glad you’re up and about again! If you could handle shopping, we know you’re on your way to recover.

    I’ve always been amazed at how quickly my son has recovered from his toe resections. I guess God knows we NEED to get back up on our feet!

    1. Kelley — I thought that about the shopping, too. When my toe started to throb last night I asked Amoeba how I could run around town for two hours with no pain, but feel such agony after several hours of sitting with my foot up. That’s about the time I realized one shouldn’t stretch the gauze when bandaging an appendage. πŸ˜‰

  4. Glad you’re able to get off the painkiller — hope you toe feels better soon. I tend to sleep with my feet out from under the covers off and on through the night as they get hot and then cold. I like Carletta’s foot snuggie idea.

    1. Barbara — I slip my feet in and out of the covers, too — which is where the problem comes in. My bandage sticks to the sheets and “pulls”.

    1. Cherie — I hope so! I pretty much went all night unscathed, but tweaked it this morning when I woke. Even so, it just smarted a bit. There was no lingering agony. I’m healing!

    1. Huh? I got to spend a day having half of the nation revere me and half of the nation abhor me? Wow! I had no idea I was was so important or controversial.

      Update: obviously you read the news this morning before commenting and I hadn’t.

  5. Hope your Toe is Pain Free really soon. Be glad you don’t have my Haimish visiting, he does like to sleep on feet for some reason.

  6. Do you have to soak your toe in Epsom salts like Art did his finger? When he had that nasty accident and they had to remove his fingernail, they had him take some Vicodin and do the Epsom salt treatment. Hope everything is all healed soon.

  7. My big toe (I always want to call it a great toe like they do in England) on my left foot likes to dislocate from it’s socket at random, and very painful, times. It’s done so due to a heavy blanket a few times! No fun at all! Hope you heal quickly!

  8. Hi Quilly! Hope your toetally feeling better today! Ibuprofin is a miracle drug for me. I take it for EVERYTHING. Those prescribed pain killers can sometimes do more harm than good.

  9. When the pain meds make me feel worse rather than better, that is always my sign that I don’t need them anymore. I’m grateful that my body teaches me in this way. I’m also grateful that you are improving. πŸ™‚
    My toe is feeling sympathetic toward your toe… so much so that I have a nail ready to fall off. This same toe has been having muscle spasms. Please tell it to STOP!

  10. Glad you are off the pain killers now and getting out a lbit. Before you know it you’ll be completely back on your feet!

  11. Poor baby! So sorry about the toe, but glad that you are in less pain. Amazing how much we take our toes and fingers for granted until one of them goes south (so to speak) and then we realize how much we use them. Feel better.

  12. Vitamin V = ick for me! I’ll never understand why some people love the stuff.
    Sorry to hear about your ouch…was just wondering this morning what happens when an ingrown gets out of control…eeeeks.
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!
    Hey, I have an idea..what if you put a slippery sock on over your bandaged foot…like a nylon…so it wouldn’t catch on the blankets?

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    Hi Quilly, I hope your Valentines Day was nice now that you are better. I think it was seeing your post above.

    The heavy blankets and spreads for winter sometimes hurt my feet also. But we use an electric blanket so not the heavy ones are all pushed off to the floor at the bottom of the bet.

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