That's what the orthopedist said to me when he came into the exam room with x-rays of my broken big toe. By then it had been 12 days since I broke it and I had my sense of humor back. The foot itself is still a little swollen so I'm wearing a special 'ortho' shoe my son bought online for me when I go out but around the house I'm just in fuzzy socks.
I did NOT break it because I kicked my husband as the ER doctor asked. I don't even know
how it happened because I passed out after getting out of bed early one morning. I had woken up with a charley horse and I figured I'd stand up and walk it off and the next thing I remember is waking up on the floor next to the bed. Long story short, later in the ER they did three tests to see if I'd had a heart attack (I didn't.) and it was only after that was ruled out that they x-rayed my foot and said my big toe was broken. So, I am seeing a cardio on Friday and we'll see what he says/does. In the meantime, after feeling dizzy and off and finding my BP low, I stopped my BP medication last week and have been monitoring it every day - with two different BP monitors we have. Very odd. However, I do have white coat syndrome so I'm going to take one of my monitors in with me to see how it compares to the one in their office. Needless to say this is really annoying and puzzling.
The ER doctor mentioned in passing it 'could' have been low BP and he mentioned something about
the vagus nerve. (If anyone knows anything about
the vagus nerve, please tell me? I'm finding too much to read about
This is why I've hardly been on in awhile. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!