I managed to break a little toe on Thursday. I stubbed it on my exercise bike (stop reading from here if you're squeamish) and dislocated it. Through some sort of natural instinct I managed to push it back into place.
It's safe to read now. At first I didn't think it was too bad - I've stubbed my little toes dozens of time. After hobbling into town, I realised it was worse than I thought. I went to the emergency room, and they told me it was probably broken. However, as it's a little toe, their advice was to just to stay off my feet. As I have a high pain threshold, and not wanting to be off sick when I've only got seven shifts left, I still went to work. Thankfully, they gave me a sit down job.
Unfortunately, the pain and swelling is far worse today. After speaking to NHS Direct, who have advised I need to keep my foot elevated, and that it can take four to six weeks to heal, I asked if I could start my 12-week work break a week earlier so as not to be off sick. They said yes, so I'm starting my new novel this Monday. I feel a little sad as I won't get to say a proper goodbye to my work colleagues but I will pop to see them.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Star Trek Blogfest - it was every bit as fun as I thought it would be. I'm looking forward to Talli Roland's Watching Willow Watts Launch Party on September 14th and Alex J. Cavanaugh's Worst Movie Blogfest on September 19th. If you haven't checked them out yet, please do.
If you want to watch something that will make you smile (or cringe), pop over to iZombie's blog and watch William Shatner sing Bright Eyes. Yes. You did read it right. The Shatman sings, again.
Finally, I've joined Facebook. Now I know I said I never would but I realised last week just how much I am going to miss my friends at work. I won't miss the work but there are a handful of my colleagues I'm going to feel a little lost without. If you're on Facebook, please feel free to send me a friend request. There is a link on my sidebar. I've set my account so that only my friends can see me. Plus, I'll be posting daily updates on my WIP progress.
So, my friends, have you ever broken a bone? If you have, I want all the gory details.