#WeekendCoffeeShare – We All Have a Story To Tell

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

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How are you all doing today?

Things are continuing as normal, well, at least as normal as they can be at this point. I ended up at urgent care this past weekend to have them check into my toe. While I had thought it was getting better, I woke up early on Saturday morning in extraordinary pain. I couldn’t walk on it, so it was a call to the nurses line who recommended going to urgent care.

The x-ray showed that part of my bone had broken off, but everything looked like it was still aligned (official reading: There is an acute intra-articular fracture of the medial base of proximal phalanx of the fifth toe. The smaller marginal fracture fragment is offset 1.5 mm, slightly rotated. Joint alignment is intact. Joint space width is preserved”)

The theory is that I had a hairline fracture, but something happened with how my foot moved at some point which finished the break. So, I guess at least I have strong muscles and ligaments in my foot?

Other than that excitement it’s been a bit of up and down this week. I’m dealing with some things around my layoff, and prepping for the summer term (which starts in a few weeks). But I also got word that I got an internship position at my local library for the summer, and was encouraged by one of my professors to apply for a leadership position in one of our Student Associations, both of which are really exciting opportunities.

No matter what happens, my summer is going to be a busy and interesting one. Though my area is starting to explore the possibility of entering some early stages of opening up again I will be largely remaining at home and remaining at a distance from people – I don’t want to risk it until we have a lot more clarity about transmission, treatment, and risk factors.

How are you doing? What have you been up to? What are things looking like in your area?

20 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – We All Have a Story To Tell

    1. Pain is pretty well under control, thankfully (?) I’m used to pain, so adjust pretty quickly. In a strange way it’s kind of a reminder that life continues on, no matter what we have going on. Like the world thought “you know, you don’t have nearly enough going on in life right now, let’s throw in a broken toe to keep you grounded”?

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  1. Best wishes for complete healing and for the promises of the summer. Lovely to have choices in which opportunities to follow up with. My joy for this week was signing up for a 13-week Artist’s Way workshop/class online through the university in Wisconsin where a friend teaches. I *think* she was in an AW group i participated in, in the 1990s. Looking forward to it.

    Things are loosening up even more, here in North Dakota. Some have trouble discerning between “we may do so” and some folks “may not choose to, yet”. Ah, choices! May your choices be your own! Best wishes for the week!

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    1. Oooh, Artist’s Way! I started an AW program at one point, fell out of it for various reasons, but it does seem like it can be a lovely way to help keep the inspiration flowing.
      The thing that worries me the most about places loosening up is those who don’t have the choice. Like many of the employees at places that are opening – for many it means having to go to work (and potentially put themselves and their loved ones at risk) or lose their jobs. I am thankful that (at this point at least) I have the privilege to keep myself safe at home!

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  2. Ouch! I am sorry to hear about your toe. Isn’t it amazing how much a broken toe can hurt? I think we automatically downplay it because toes seem so small and we take them for granted. But break one and you realize how crucial they are!
    We are now opened for more businesses, as of Friday, but face masks are still required for a neighboring county and I wear one to go shopping.
    I’m glad you have a busy and interesting summer ahead! Just let your bone heal!

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    1. I think the fact that there really isn’t anything they can do about it either contributes to the frustration of broken toes! I’ve broken a number of bones over the years, but looking at the xray I think this may be the worst one (well, if you ignore the ligament damage that I did with my ankle).
      Stay safe as you continue to venture into the world. my county is applying to enter into the first stage of reopening. It does worry me, because I feel like there are too many people who don’t understand that using face masks, and keeping clear distance and being cautious with contact are still important.
      It’s going to be an interesting summer, to be sure!

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      1. I agree! All that’s happened with my broken tootsies was getting them taped, which seemed like little help with anything. It really is going to be interesting in the summer and for the foreseeable future. Yikes.

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  3. Hi Ali,
    So sorry to hear about your toe getting worse. I wore a boot when I broke my 5th metatarsal and it really helped. Have you tried that?
    I encourage everybody here to really take coming out of isolation slow. There aren’t necessarily any prizes for being first out the gate and we’re following the idea of letting others go first and see how they fare. It’s looking fairly encouraging here in Australia, although we’ve had a few isolated individual cases, which doesn’t make a lot of sense. This virus isn’t Nigel No mates. It’s very friendly and spreads the love in a flash. I really feel for people who have no choice and have to head back out there, and some of these are at high risk.
    Are there any riots out your way? I hope you’re okay
    Thinking of you, Ali.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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