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04 May 2011 @ 11:04 pm
It's all right, I have another foot...  
So I have a rock related injury.

Not from the hard stuff you find in nature but the popular guitar based music. Notably, what happens when the girl in front of you is moshing very enthusiastically and is wearing stilettos.

Yeah she stamped on my big toe. Which came up in a beautiful amount of swelling the day after, so much so that I couldn't actually bend it at all. Thankfully that went down over night and because it's on the top of the foot it hurts when something presses down on it rather than when walking. But I have pretty bruising forming.

Yes I do have some beautiful discolouration over most of the top of my right foot. And at my big toe joints which makes me wonder if I've bruised the bone. *grumbles*

In other news, one of my colleagues is signed off yet again. She's had various issues which means she hasn't actually done a full year's work in the last five. Which I am sympathetic to without a doubt. But at the same time all coursework has to be in, marked and sent off by next Friday. In classes we share, the kids I am mentoring have had feedback months ago and have done improvements. Hers haven't even had the first mark yet. I just feel like these kids are getting really, really screwed over and it's extremely unfair on them. I've given them the advice I can and marked what I can of theirs but I have several hundred other kid's work to deal with too and....guh...

I know she can't help it - she has a facial injury, it's flared up again and she's far too self conscious to come in but sometimes I feel like screaming in frustration because this is these kid's grades that they're going to have for the rest of their lives and I don't think enough is being done to support them. :(
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kharma2815kharma2815 on May 5th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Ouch! *passes ice-pack*
Dunedune_drd on May 5th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
Ouch! And who goes to rock concerts wearing stilettos anyway?
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kat_rowe: messagekat_rowe on May 9th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
ouch! *hugs you and VERY gently massages your poor foot* poor baby. hang in there *hugs you more*

it really does sound like those kids are getting screwed over. perhaps I'm being too judgmental, but if it's JUST a matter of being self-consciousness, I'm not sure she really has the right to be staying away from work. i mean, i go to work when i can't walk without hunching, keep hitting the wrong keys and dropping the customer's merchandise and money, and have slurred speech from my meds (not to mention the near-crippling pain) and that's highly humiliating but i do it because i CAN still work. and that's not even a job where kids depend on me to help them prepare for the future. my sympathy's kind of limited and I can't blame you for being annoyed by the situation since you know and care about those kids *hugs you tight*
mikasteelelelloxbastetxo on May 9th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Yikes, you really got your foot smashed!


I'm just slow on getting caught up on things.
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Shaun // redscarlach__kali__ on May 12th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ouch! And I completely sympathise with your work situation.
Iz: booksamaranthine3 on May 15th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, that doesn't look good - I hope it'll get better soon! *hugs* (or already is) Though I don't get it why did this girl even wore stilettos to the rock concert.