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Broken toe

I think I  probably broke my toe.

I got home from ShoujoCon, dumped my suitcase in the formerly-bedroom-now-unnamed room, got out only what I needed to brush my teeth and prepare for bed, and bunny flopped. Woke up in 6 hours stumbled downstairs, and a little later, hit my left fourth toe on the suitcase. Black soft-sided suitcase, dark room. Didn't think much of it, I'm usually barefoot when I'm in the house in the summer, and I stub toes all the time, but a couple of hours later it still hurt, it felt funny, like it was a little swollen, and when I looked at it, it had begun to become ecchymotic black and blue. See picture of colorful toe below. 

Oh, darn. It's probably broken, that's what that degree of bruising usually means in a finger or toe. It doesn't hurt that badly. I'm debating on whether it get it x-rayed the next time I'm at work, which will be Saturday night. It won't make a difference in how I treat it. If it's broken, it will take about 6-8 weeks to heal, if it isn't, it'll take about two weeks.

Believe it or not, this is the first broken bone I've ever had. If it is broken. I've led such a sheltered existence.

oku(reru), oso(i)
meaning: tardy, late, slow
遅々 == chichi == slowly
遅れて 来る == okurete kuru == come late
Left/bottom radical is 'movement'. The rest of it was originally an NGU character now used to mean... 'rhinocerous'?!? Henshall suggests taking it as 'sheep' (羊) and 'corpse' (now an NGU character), and as a mnemonic: 'Move like a sheep's corpse, slowly!
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