Saturday, 13 January 2018

Many a slip ....

...twixt cup and lip..



and many a trip between the pavement and street.  It was Sod's Law that I was thinking about using the rest of January to get a bit fitter and start exercising a bit more and was actually wondering whether to go and look at the nearest reformer class, when I missed the edge of the curb and twisted my ankle. I hobbled home and, good first-aider that I am, put Rice, Ice, Compression, Elevation into action.  After an hour I was hoping that the stabbing pain in that big bone that sticks out would have gone away but it hadn't. Instead that sticky out bit had tripled in size and this hospitalphobe had to admit that I needed an x-rayed. Good news - I live hobbling distance from a hospital. Bad news - it is a private one with no price reduction for state health care. I had a very short inner argument weighing up the merits of waiting an hour or so for free treatment or immediate x-ray 100 yards down the road ..... and in less 30 minutes (the longest wait was to pay the bill)  I was back home with a my foot in a cast, instructions to put no weight on my ankle for 6 weeks and a pair of crutches.  Has anyone got any idea how you use these things? I wish I had been to the gym because I think you need upper arm and shoulder strength to operate them and I'm embarrassingly lacking.  However after six weeks practice maybe I will have bulging biceps and my plan to get fitter will have come to fruition. 
Jake is not too pleased. His walks are going to be seriously curtailed. 

12 comments:

  1. Oh Annie poor you ... I hope you recover as quickly as possible. x

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  2. So sorry to learn this Annie - something like this is a big handicap which we do not realise until it actually happens to us.
    Good luck and hope that you have lots kindly friends and neighbours to help you out.

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  3. Annie, Oooof ya! A big geçmiş olsun from both of us. Mark had a similar experience years ago - wishing an ankle break would just go away on its own, but it didn't. Hope you can find a friendly neighborhood dog walker to help out with Jake. Take care. xoxo J and M

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  4. Ouch! Time to out your feet up, methinks! Speedy recovery, Annie.

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  5. I hope your foot heals quickly and that Jake is patient. Could a friend or neighbor take him on walks?

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  6. What rotten luck! I will ask Leo how best to use them when he wakes up...he has graduated to them from a full length crutch and i know he says that the technique is different.

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  7. Ah, sorry to hear this. Wishing you as speedy of recovery as possible. Take care to not overdue and practice patience for sure! Big hugs!

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  8. Oh noooo! Çok geçmiş olsun. Hope you're getting used to the crutches and friends are rallying. x

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  9. Cok cok gecmisler olsun dear Annie, not fun : ( but you know, knowing you, I bet you will do so many productive things - all that lovely paintings you do, writing, reading and all. How I wished I would be nearby to help with dog walking; Mark and Emma is very keen too - we all send you hugs and speedy recoveries xxx

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  10. Ouch - bad luck Annie. Six weeks for a project though, what'll it be?

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  11. Ouch! Poor you. I hope it heals well and quickly.I'm afraid I have no advice to give about crutches, as I never managed to master them properly when I had my broken foot in a cast.

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