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15 January 2009 @ 05:31 pm
Did I mention I hate the cold?  
Hit my toe on my hair dryer yesterday (not that stupid sounding, I'd left it lying on the floor). Thought 'ouch'. Then 'really ouch' as I looked down to see it'd swollen to twice the size it had been before, was bright red, very hot, throbbing like hell and very tender to the touch.

Decided I'd given the bone a knock and maybe chipped it (I've done it before and it isn't exactly a big deal), I padded it up and got on with things. I was surprised today that it was only mildly uncomfortable to walk on and the boots didn't hurt that much.

Realised when I got home the reason for this - my toes were so cold it was virtually impossible to feel anything. Discovered this was indeed the case because when I warmed up in the shower the bashed one is now hurting quite a bit again.

I really could do with circulation that works. I really could do without my fingers getting so cold that they really hurt if I'm outside for my than two seconds, even if I'm wearing gloves. You know how it is if you hold something really cold and you can literally feel the bone ache? It's kind of like that but worse.

*sigh* Can it be summer now? I can't be doing with this any more.

On the bright side I have enough car savvy (hence the icon) to know when something's wrong. Thought the steering felt a little light. I know the roads aren't at their grippiest right now but still, this just wasn't right. Turns out my steering wheel was slightly loose. The nut probably came a bit loose a while ago dad reckons but the bump of having to drive up the kerb to get passed the fallen digger the other day likely gave it enough knock to make the steering wheel wobble. So we took it apart, tightened it up and all fixed now.
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♫ pavaneofstars ☆: atlantis flowerspavaneofstars on January 15th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
I once dropped something very heavy on my big toe. It hurt for days. I feel your pain. I hope your toe gets better soon.

My mom knew someone who had been driving down the high way and his steering wheel fell into his lap! Seriously! He was able to stop the car and pull over without crashing. I'm sure there was much freaking out.
doylefan22: d - MInadoylefan22 on January 15th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Having seen it happen on Top Gear I wasn't going to risk it.

My car has excellent handling so I knew it wasn't right.
The Hebridean Queen: HUGSgnimaerd on January 15th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
You might have broken your toe - my mum did that once, when she was trodden on during a ceilidh. You might want to splint it properly just in case, otherwise it might heal wonky. Hope it feels better soon, anyway.

doylefan22: d - MInadoylefan22 on January 15th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
It doesn't feel broken but I know with toes you often can still move them if broken.

The swelling's mostly gone down which is a good sign but I small lump between the knuckle and nail bed so I've got it wrapped up just in case.
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: beard!love o' Tennant // __kali____kali__ on January 16th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
I hear ya on the bad circulation. I can't find anything to improve it though.