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Hi, my name is Jaime, and i work a job where I'm on my feet with some fast pace factory work . I
I injured my foot on the 25th of June by stepping out of my truck in flip flops ( I live on a rugged mountain
In Tennessee, and I stepped directly on a rock, that seemed to go right through my
Foot the pain was unbearable. Long story short fractured 5th bone in foot which
Doctor immediately told me was a Jones Fracture, he gave me an airboot and crutches
And told me NO WEIGHT BEARING. Well 4 weeks later I went in for xray and the doctor
Was very aggressive, there was no healing or the white calcium deposits that indicate healing so he immediately
blamed me and my "smoking habit" for the lack of healing. Well now we are going on the 7th week, and i can honestly say Im experiencing
minimum pain so I do walk around my home bare foot. I am a woman and have a household to attend to and my husband works during the
day, so if i need something, I'mm going to have to get up and get it, and the fact it doesnt hurt makes it even more difficuilt not to walk on.
At work, my short term disability is up and I move into long term disability which is a substancial paycut, my family lives paycheck to paycheck, I have
got to get back to work, plus my supervisors ask my husband about me daily ( he works for same company).
I just have tbis awful feeling I' m going to go to my 8 week appointment and show no healing again, and may need surgery, i just need all the advice I can get about this Jones Fracture
Also how did so many of the women on here manage to just sit there for so many weeks without messing up and getting up even once! I'm a little OCD about my home, plus as far as the smoking
It's increasingly hard not to when I'm just sitting all day.I've put on some weight and I feel depressed and ready to go back. I think i could but I tried going to Walmart and walking one afternoon
and came home in a lot of pain so I know its not completely healed. Please folks be honest even if it means being blunt and cruel, I may end up needing the surgery, and I'm actually scared of the doctor being
upset with mewhen I go in, any advice would help.
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