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Totally gutted

Totally gutted

Caught my foot on the corner of the bed last night. Heard a very loud crack and my little toe was pointing the wrong way. I pulled it straight but a quick(ish) trip to A&E this morning confirms it's broken although no damage to the foot itself which I was more worried about.

This gives me many problems;

Couldn't work today and if I don't work I don't get paid.

Can't run tonight and nurse said 6 weeks although I'll be testing it before then.

Can't cycle this weekend.

I just can't believe it. Anyone got a time machine I can borrow? 😣

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Oh no you poor thing 😕 I broke my one years ago and couldn’t believe how much it hurt! I hope you recover soon xx

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Oh, thats a shame GoGo😯...I know what you mean about wishing it hadn't happened....

Hope its not too painful, hop up on the ic and cheer everyone else on as you usually do😊... the healing process will have started, hope it doesn't take long.😊xx

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Ouch! Hope it heals quickly x

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OH No 😱 speedy recovery GoGo_JoJo

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That's such a nuisance, sorry to hear that. Last time I really hurt my toe was when I was 8 months pregnant with my first and I remember hobbling up the hill to the shop, it's soooo painful 😖 Hopefully it will be bearable soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery .

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Awww no.That is so harsh.🙈🤔

You will just have to be a good patient,🤔 until you can return to being a good runner again.🌟👏👏

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Oh no, JoJo - that is such bad luck. What a bummer. Hope you get back to work soon and also that the break heals quickly so you can run and cycle again before long. Take care and don't get too fed up on the IC. Thinking of you. 🤞🤞🙏

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That's really bad luck Jojo. Makes my bad back seem a little insignificant!

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Nightmare. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Ouch you poor thing. Sending hugs and best wishes - plus a dose of time machine fairy dust.

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Me again - are you OK? xx

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Fed up already 👎 taken the rest of the week off. Really hope the pain eases enough to get back to work Monday. Still can't believe it 🤦‍♂️ I keep reading conflicting advice re recovery time. Really, really hope it's not going to be 6 weeks. 😔

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Yes I can understand why you're fed up. Is there anything they can do for a little toe? presumably no strapping or splints - too small? I really hope it's not going to be 6 weeks - but as you and I know, you have to let things mend before you stress them again. I discovered that with my knees in Week 3. Grrrrrgh - really annoying for you - you're such a brilliant runner and clearly love it to bits. Anyway, I am trying to follow in your footsteps but finding it hard. Am improving little by little. Take care. xxx

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I strap it to the next one each day and have a bit of tubi grip to stabilise it.

I've been doing floor exercises today and trying to stretch my calf a bit as I think the whole lower leg got a shock from the whack. I so want to flex my toes!!

It's not completely easy. You'll get there when you find what does it for you. I felt rediscovered when I got my trail shoes. Maybe try different locations. The weather is (slowly) improving. That will be a big help. Every little improvement is still an improvement. Look how far you've come! 😉😘

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Good luck with the exercises! And there you go, encouraging me even though you've had a setback. I am going to search out some new routes and I'm using some C25K+ podcasts which feature the lovely Laura and some truly terrible music!! Stay sane and keep posting from the IC xx 👍👍

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🤣🤣🤣 that's what puts me off those podcasts. I need the right music 😁 good luck 👍

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Me too! xxx

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Oh no Jojo☹️ . Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Ooooow! So very sorry 😐 v painful. I’ve dislocated one before and broke little toe last year. Curses! Please take it easy and find some roomy shoes, sadly not quite sandal weather. Hope it feels better soon 🤕🙏

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How long did your recovery take? I'm so hoping I can reduce the down time. 🤦‍♂️

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I wasn’t running at the time but wearing shoes wasn’t easy. It was about 6/8 weeks before I stopped noticing it. Don’t walk around bare foot, you’re bound to kick something 😣

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I know! Everywhere I move I'm so conscious of what's on the floor! I'm at least wearing slippers for that very reason. 🤣

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I wish you a speedy recovery - you’ll surely be able to cycle sooner than run - keep your chin up babe xxx

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The nurse did say I could cycle although not sure she meant off road but even if I can get out on the lanes I can keep my fitness up. Right now it's too painful to even drive. I refuse to be beaten 👍🤣

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So sorry to hear this news, hope it improves quickly

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Oh no that’s awful, I’m so sorry to read this 😩 really hope you have a speedy recovery xx

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Ugh, I'm sorry hon. :( I spotted from your replies the other day that you were out for the count, but was avoiding reading what it was exactly (some weird logic that somehow it's not real then until the point I read it... Yeah, I have just basically turned you into Schrodinger's cat there, haven't I?! LOL). Toe pointing wrong way, yeah, that got the gag reflex...

Well done you on taking all the measures you have to keep the fitness up, distract from the lack of running and ward off the blues. That's all pretty epic and pro-active [doffs cap]. Do make sure you post your negative, hating the world thoughts/rants on here when you have them though, you'd have to be super human to not end up having a few of those over the next [beep] weeks. Better out than in, and amongst friends, eh? :) Hugs.

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Meow!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣 definately alive thankfully!!

I've only had a few negative moments thankfully. The first day back at work (Mon) nearly saw me off, it would have been a tough day for a fit me let alone a limping me even with a ton of help from my great customers and team. But I did it. Had to leap to stop a load falling on me which made pain explode in my toe which scared me but it doesn't seem to have set me back. Tues I was just a wreck. Couldn't really do much at all.

Thurs was a nice easy day, just what I needed and I'm hoping tomorrow will be as easy. I feel as though I had a breakthrough yesterday; I can move the rest of my foot now which is bliss. Been massaging and working it from the start.

I did a tiny (and careful) "run" on the spot today for 10 mins which made me feel like I'd just completed a marathon! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Also went round the block on my cycle (again carefully!) So I'm thinking cycle next weekend gently maybe... 🤞

I have a full massage booked for Weds which will be wonderful as I've been compensating etc.

So with the sun coming out too my glass is definately more than half full!! 👍😀🌞

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