(Closed) Ok, am I overreacting?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There’s really not much they can do for a broken toe. Fiance 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
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3370 posts
Sugar bee

@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
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Sounds like your typical man dealing with an injury.

Post # 9
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@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
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

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 Smile 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
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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!

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