My Big Break

Posted by len on July 5th, 2008

lensfeet.jpg
Look at those winning feet!
Three weeks ago it was starting to warm up in Lisbon.
One afternoon…one like any other…I was walking around the apartment barefoot.
Coming from the dining room into the kitchen I had to move through a relatively narrow space between our dining table and the wall.
Then occurred the stubbing. Damn that hurt! Stubbing my toe, which I’ve done countless times in my life, is incredibly painful. I’ve never understood how such a repeatable, temporary, short-term pain could be so intense.
Well, after “cursing a Finnish cottage” (Lisbon’s version of ‘cursing a blue streak’) I casually glanced down at my feet, even though, of course, I had just stubbed my toe so…what was there to see?
This image, minus the expensive digital graphics, is what I saw. And it was weird. Why is my toe pointing the wrong direction? Oh God! I just broke my toe!!!
First thing I’ve ever broke! I actually text-messaged every friend whose number I have in Lisbon and ‘announced’ it. I was oddly proud.
Well, 3 weeks later and I can walk easily and feel a little dull pain in the area after I’ve been on my feet for a while.
Never went to the doctor. From what I’ve heard they can’t do much for you anyway. I did tape the toe to a nearby toe for the first week as per a scene near the end of Blade Runner when Harrison Ford breaks a finger.

An Extra Bit on Bunions
Apparently those are bunions on my feet. I didn’t know this for most of my life. This is just how my feet have always looked, as far as I can remember. But most people don’t have that angular big toe action going on. And I guess these “bunions” hurts some people and they have expensive surgery to ‘remove’ them. I can’t even imagine how that’s possible. I don’t think they hurt me, unless I’m always suffering a ‘background bunion pain’ that I’m no longer aware of and just explains why I like to tip the bottle from time to time.

36 Responses to “My Big Break”

  1. Sue Says:

    Wow, look at those freak feet!

  2. Cathy Says:

    Sorry about your owie.

  3. Heather Says:

    Hey! Remember that time at a party, I was drunk and I started yelling “Len has bunions!” You loved that! I think that was the same party where Sue made me drink a bottle of wine by myself (among other things) and I got so violently ill I strained my throat muscles. So I got what I deserved for making fun of Len’s bunions.

  4. Daniel Says:

    Enough about your’re feet. Let’s see some abs!!!!!

    Happy Birtday Old Man!!!!

  5. Diana Says:

    Pain is really a drag! Be careful out there!

  6. kelli Says:

    Len! welcome to the club of broke toes!!! i have broken all of mine except the middle toe on one foot (it has been so many that i have forgotten which foot). my little toe on the left has been broken 4 times and spins around like linda blair’s head in the exorcist. neato! you did the right thing taping it. docs can’t do too much with ’em, even the big toes, when they are broken. sure does hurt, though, doesn’t it?

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