On Thursday when I was putting Houston in his stall he stepped on my foot (total accident and yes I had boots on)...
I yelped, removed my boot thinking I would have a bruise... and quickly realized my toe nail had been damaged we will say.
THIS DESCRIPTION WILL GET GRAPHIC so please don't read if you don't have the stomach for it.
I looked down and realized that something was wrong. It started bleeding and I proceeded to get lightheaded and sweaty. I sat down in the aisle... Luckily there was someone at the barn and she suggested I probably go to the ER (she is a nurse) I said NO WAY JOSE but agreed to call my primary physician and get in asap to see him. She drove me to the DR because I was still flipping out.
Get there and my toe now looks like this... Mr. Doctor tells me I have to go get an X ray...
(this is flipped- it is my right foot)
Then hobble back to exam room and he tells me he is going to numb my toe because he needs to "clean up" the area... the numbing was by far the worst part of the whole thing. He tells me he is going to have to remove my nail because it has been ripped out from the nail plate (nail ablation) Super unpleasant. I can still feel a lot of what he is doing and all of the pressure. Still feeling super ill at this time. Then he adds the icing on the cake and tells me I have to get a tetanus shot. BOO.
(after procedure and about to go home)
I have been hobbling around since Thursday afternoon. It has since bruised pretty badly and is quite swollen. I do have a progression of pictures... (please note that they are more graphic and that is why they are links and not posted in the body of this post)
I am calling my doctor tomorrow because it is itchy and hurts and to check in but my question is...
Have any of you experienced this? How long before you could wear real shoes?
I can't ride or really be around Houston at all because I can only wear sandals at the moment because my toe is constantly wrapped to prevent it from getting dirty/ getting infected. No fun
Edited by hequestrian, 29 April 2012 - 10:41 PM.