Limped in to out of hours at my local hospital earlier today. The receptionist found the explanation of how I bashed my toe during a tramadol induced bad dream quite amusing and had the chuckles throughout. Next saw the specialist nurse who examined the two bruised toes of my left foot, very gently I may add, then sent me off for an x-ray. After a 30 minute wait I was called back in to the nurse to discuss x-ray results, which turned out to be inconclusive...apparently my toes are too badly deformed to see if there were any breaks there or not. Not only was the nurse baffled by the deformity, a consultant who she showed the x-ray to was as well. Interesting to see a comparison x-ray of my feet taken in 2012. There's been a significant deterioration since then, the majority happening in the last 3 years when my RA was not controlled. The toes of my left foot are in pretty bad shape and it was a little disconcerting seeing them in x-ray form to be honest. Not familiar with the terminology, but my big toe has turned inwards so much that it's almost out of the socket thingy that it should fit in. They were also puzzled by what looked like a piece of bone that seemed to be nearly detached from on or other of my toes, though they think this is more to do with deformity than the accident. The nurse thinks that both feet should be operated on, as do some folks here I might add. My right foot is not much better. The next step is to send both x-rays off to the 'bone clinic' for the specialists to see...think she said the 'bone clinic' anyway(?)
On hindsight it might have been better if I went to A&E in our better equipped main hospital 12 miles away in the metropolis. Too late for that now, the pain has eased a bit anyway so no big deal. Just a matter of waiting for the 'bone clinic' to get back to me.