Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Important lessons in toe safety

1. Never, NEVER wear flip flops while swinging a hammer; flip flops do not rank high in safety footwear.
2. When someone, especially a medical professional, tells you that something is going to hurt. It will. ALOT! Brace yourself.
3. Always seek medical attention when you are injured (even if that means having to admit to yourself that you are indeed hurt).
4. Pain killers may make you feel funny, but in reality they make you UNfunny to everyone else.
5. Always have a way to contact your husband in case of emergency. I am carefully teaching the dog how to use the phone.
6. Toes should never be taken for granted.
7. Hammers are evil.

It has taken me thirty-something years, a dropped hammer, and a blackened toe nail to learn these lessons... I will not make the same mistake twice I tell ya.

16 comments:

  1. Wow..that was one tough lesson to learn. Hope you heal quickly. Get some arnica.

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  2. Yikes! What about getting a pair of steel-toed flip flops?

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  3. Ouch! I feel your pain. I've lost many toe and fingernails throughout the years. A few to hammer incidents. It's a tough lesson though, it feels so good not to wear real shoes.

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  4. I got one of those full body shivers while reading about your toe. Thank you for not including a photo!
    Feel better soon!

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  5. Oooh, not good. I've not dropped a hammer on my toe, but I can imagine the pain. Hope you feel better soon.
    Karen

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  6. I hope you don't! And if you successfully teach your dog to dial the phone, get that pooch on Letterman.

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  7. OUCH! Hope you heal without too much more pain!
    And...sometimes when the doctor (or nurse) tells you that it's not going to hurt...how do they know? Sometimes it does hurt then too!

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  8. This is indeed good information. Your sacrifice for the toes of the world is greatly appreciated.

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  9. LOL Please believe I laughed at your presentation not your situation.

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  10. Ouch! Hope you realize that you will now only be able to wear those dangerous flip-flops. Therefore... keep away from hammers!

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  11. Gives a whole new meaning to the word "hammertoe" huh?

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  12. I didn't think you guys even owned a hammer what the heck were you doing trying to swing one LOL

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  13. double ouch if it was a waffle head hammer.

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  14. OWWW!!! Your poor toe. I've done myself grievous harm with tools and I feel your pain.

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