Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)
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Sweet, but....

There's a young woman here that I work near and who will be the end-user of one of my programs. She's quite sweet and pretty, but seems to lack some common sense. She was at an aerobics class yesterday and hurt the big toe on one of her feet. It didn't hurt initially and only a little later, so she thought little of it. This morning, the toe was swollen and turning black. She figured it'd just get better and hates the doctor, so she got dressed and came to work. Wearing high-heel boots.

I told her to go to urgent care. They'll make a better determination, bind the toe properly and maybe give her one of those injured-foot-sandals. If nothing else, they too will tell her to wear flats. I told her if it is sprained, walking on it could aggrivate the problem making it take longer to heal and wearing heels will only make that worse. If it is broken, and it heals wrong or if it heals in an upward-pointing position because of the heels (which I know is unlikely, but possible), they'll have to break it again to set it properly. This was an hour ago, I can still hear her typing away in the next cube.

The fear of doctors can be a strange and powerful thing.
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