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A wine glass got knocked over on shabbos and broke on the kitchen floor.  Normally, I am exceedingly good at getting all the shards of glass up - leaving no trace behind.  Apparently not this time - I have a tiny shard of glass in each of my feet.  It hurts a fair bit, though nothing intolerable.  Mostly it's just aggravating to know that every time I step down on that part of my foot (e.g. every time I take a step), a sharp pain will result.   
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mindycl From: mindycl Date: January 11th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
you really need to get it out, I think it can cause infection.
tigerbright From: tigerbright Date: January 11th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
This. According to my 7th grade science teacher, you can find the exact spot by putting your feet in water until they "raisin" and then look for the spot which did *not* raisin.
From: have_inner_lady Date: January 11th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can your wonderful husband help you to locate the sources of pain?

I know splinters and such can grow out, but I'm not sure if glass will if you continually are pressing them back in by walking on the shards.

I fret.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 11th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I don't need him to locate the source - I know exactly where the shards are, but can't get them out ... they are so tiny I bet you couldn't even see them if they were sitting in your hand. I might try soaking in a warm bathtub (of course, warm baths are verboten for pregnant ladies, but whatever) for a while tonight and see if they can get out then. They're tiny. Really tiny. Don't fret. It's more annoying than anything.
gishmak From: gishmak Date: January 11th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
you can at least soak your feet. and a warm bath is okay - it's a hot bath that's a problem, am I wrong??
I hope you get the glass out!! ouch!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 11th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
the problem is definition of warm vs. hot. Anything but a scalding hot bath feels tepid to me - so MY definition of warm is much hotter than my OB's definition of too warm. Even at relatively neutral temperatures, if you soak in a warm bath for too long, your core body temperature will rise, and that's the only real concern. The bath itself isn't the issue, it's the core body temperature that's problematic.

Anyway, one way or another I'll take care of it.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 11th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that you are an eternal optimist. Do you ever have a half empty glass? I'm thinking not. I think you're a half-full kinda guy.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 12th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
we've got a nice single malt here - you're more than welcome to come re-fill your glass.
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