Post # 1
SO just texted me a picture of a bag of ice sitting on his swollen foot. He’s at work right now and he apparently caught his foot on a pellet jack. First, he said it “fucking hurts”. His words, not mine.
I asked him if he could walk on his foot at all, is it sprained, etc. He replied with “I might have broken a toe.”
I tried to convince him to go to the ER tonight but he wouldn’t hear of it. He won’t even leave work early! Now he’s saying, “Nah, it doesn’t hurt that much.” Well that’s not what you were saying earlier!
And when I tried to get him to promise to get his foot checked out in the next few days at least, he refused to. He keeps insisting that it’s just a broken toe, if it’s even broken at all. He says that he’ll just tape it up to the next toe and go about his day.
Ladies, I am so exasperated right now. I feel like he should at least get his foot checked out and if he does have a broken toe, he should get it set. But nope. He disagrees. And I can tell he thinks I’m overreacting. He won’t say it but I can tell he thinks I am. :p
And granted, I’ve never had a broken bone in my life so I’ve never had to deal with this. But I still think he should get his foot checked out! Sigh. Ok ladies, tell me the truth. Am I overreacting? Or is he being stubborn?
Post # 3
@LadyBlackheart: boys will be boys. My husband dislocated and probably fractured his finger a few weeks ago and won’t get it checke out. usually there isn’t a whole lot they will do for fingers and toes (unless they’re big ones/thumbs). Have him ice it for a few days and see how it feels.
Post # 4
There’s really not much they can do for a broken toe. FI and I have both had them, just kinda gotta take it easy and let it heal on it’s own. I agree with him, no need for ER visit.
Post # 5
@LadyBlackheart: Yes, he should get it checked out, since it happened at work. If by any small chance, it is not just a broken toe, or it affects his job performance, or leads to another injury, he will need proof that he was hurt at work, and how he was hurt, and what damage was actually done.
Post # 6
Not much that can be done for a broken toe. He’s doing the right thing by icing it, at least! Men are stubborn by nature, but I don’t think a trip to the ER is warranted unless he loses feeling or circulation to that toe. Just have him keep an eye on it, ice and elevate it, too! Good luck!
Post # 7
@LadyBlackheart: I don’t know what is going on, I know so many people with feet issues right now! My sister fell, thought it was a bad bruise, 3 weeks later when it still hadn’t gotten better she went to the doctor. Fracture of the 4th metatarsel (I think), cast. Ugh. My FI’s brother was playing soccer, they thought it was just a bad bruise, maybe a sprain. A week later it started hurting worse, not getting better, now he’s also in a cast. And a friend’s daughter as well, luckily turned out to just be a bad sprain. I don’t think you’re overreacting. Feet are no joke. Walking is a seriously underappreciated luxury!
ETA: He can’t know it’s just a toe without getting it checked out!
Post # 8
Sounds like your typical man dealing with an injury.
Post # 9
Nothing can be done for a broken toe really.
BUT- if this happened in the line of work surely he should be covered medically? If this is the case then I certainly would get it checked.
Post # 10
@LadyBlackheart: men are idiots sometimes. Tell him to go to the Dr tm it will save you an ER visit copay. We are still paying off my FI’s $600 bill for when he fell after playing football in the rain after I lectured him about how we are planning a wedding now and cannot afford for him to f around and get hurt playing football after work…
I may also add that he was wrongly paid disability thru NY so now he has to pay back $1000….
make sure yours does a workmans comp.form
Post # 11
This is weird… Arent broken toes supposed to be checked out by a doctor? To see if they are positioned correctly to heal? Maybe I’ve been watching too much Dr house lol.
Post # 12
Because it happened at work, he should document the injury according to company policy and seek medical attention.
I’ve worked in ER for years. Men don’t go to ER until they are next to dead.
Post # 13
I think going to the ER is a little much, but he should report it and get it checked out by a doctor, in case it leads to other issues. He’s right though, not much you can do for a broken toe!
Post # 14
I’m wondering if your guy was exclaiming that this foot ‘effing hurts’ and maybe ‘broke his toe’ because he was looking for some sympathy from you Men can become big babies…then when you try and tell them to go to the hosiptal they don’t want to, they are too macho.
Not too much that can be done for a broken toe I don’t think anyway. If you are able to see him tonight, or tomorrow, just coddle him, make his fav foods, give him a scalp massage. I’m sure it’ll make him feel better at least.
Post # 15
@LadyBlackheart: What are the workers’ comp laws where you live? Where I live, this would be treated as a work injury so he wouldn’t be out of pocket anyway. So yes (at least if he lived where I do), he should definitely go in to ER. Tell him that if it’s broken and he doesn’t go in soon, it might end up costing him instead of his employer (or employer’s insurer).
Post # 16
This happened to me a few years ago! I thought I had broken my toe during beach volleyball, but I figured “what can they do for a toe?” I just wrapped my foot in a tensor bandage and limped around in increasingly more intense pain for a week before I finally HAD to go to the doctor. Turns out it was a metatarsal bone cracked and not just a toe! So I got an air cast for 8 weeks.
So… If he really did break something, eventually he won’t be able to stand it and will HAVE to go to the doctor. Try not to worry!