Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jones Fracture

Alright, so about two weeks ago on a Friday evening, after dinner...while dancing around in downtown Portland, I somehow managed to twist my foot and ended up breaking my 5th metatarsal in my right foot. Very dainty of me, I know. This is called a Jones Fracture.

It hurt pretty badly at first but I walked it off and ended up just going home and getting into bed. I figured I just sprained it and would elevate it and ice it over the weekend. So that is precisely what I did. Over the next two days I iced, elevated, and stayed off that foot! I thought it would get better but it ended up getting much worse (darn). So on Sunday I called my dearest mother to come rescue me, which she did of course, and nurture me back to health. Monday rolls around and I'm still in pain, still cant put ANY pressure on my foot whatsoever, so I got an x-ray and went to the doctor: verdict: broken foot (dum dum duuummm).

I was pretty devastated because I was also informed that I needed surgery to fix it, meaning I had to be cut open and screwed back together with a solid metal screw. Awesome. Oh, and I was going to be out of work for a month and a half.....sad day. But despite all this, I sucked it up, had surgery last Thursday, and now I am in the recovery process.

There are a few good things about all of this though, I don't have to wake up at 4:30 every morning now to get ready for work. I get waited on hand and foot. I get to sleep as much as I want. And I get to take lots and lots of pain killers! Right on. However....If you're thinking of going and breaking your foot because it sounds like a good idea or something, or you think it would be a good excuse to take a vacation....don't do it stupid head. It sucks not being able to walk for 6 weeks.


  1. Sad Lily, I'm so sorry! I broke my ankle playing indoor soccer a year and a half ago and having to stay off of it for 6 weeks was super lame...hang in there, take it easy, and be sure to let everyone wait on you hand and foot :)

  2. Oh sad! I'm glad you feel my pain though, I am taking it easy, and just making the most of it. Thanks Elisabeth!