Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nostalgia? It ain't what it used to be...

Ah, I remember those carefree days when I 'only' had a sprained ankle :)


After my hospital appointment this morning, I now have a sprained ankle AND a broken foot...


Turns out that my fall managed to crack the 5th metatarsal as well as spraining the ankle joint! An unexpected bonus....

Now, in truth, I have had a little cry and a little strop (though I did wait till I got home!) but I'm done feeling sorry for myself now. I'm off work for another week and that takes us up to the half term holiday anyway, so I've got plenty of time to rest it. I need to get used to using the crutches all the time and not putting weight on it, which is the opposite of the advice I was trying to follow over the last week, but hey! And it looks like those cups of tea will be staying in the kitchen once again, unless I can find a way to follow up Alexa's suggestion in her comment on my last post. Or perhaps that of Ladkyis. Or indeed, take Mise up on her kind offer to carry them for me! But I'm dealing with all that :)

Meanwhile, I'm keeping my spirits up by remembering the faces of the other people in the waiting room this morning. From their point of view, they saw me going in carrying my crutches and with shoes on, though limping a bit; by the time I came out, I was on the crutches and my foot was swathed in a 6-inch thick bandage!! They must have been wondering what on earth had happened to me in there....

30 comments:

alexa said...

Oh Mel, you poor thing! That's really bad luck :(. Going in with one thing and coming out with two is not funny. Hoping that sense of humour of yours will come to your rescue a bit, once your rightfully stroppy bit has had her say. I must take a photo of that basket ...

Cheri said...

That does not sound like fun at all! But enjoy your time "off" and do lots of fun stuff from the confines of the sofa!

scrappyjacky said...

That doesn't sound like fun at all. Though it does sound like what you need is a good old fashioned trolley....crutch in one hand....trolley in the other....a bit of hopping.....sorted!!!!

Kirsty.a said...

Oh dear. take it easy and don't rush things. Think off all the cards you can make without moving off the sofa.I'd love to have seen the faces of the other patients

Kirsty.a said...

And internet shopping. You can get all your Christmas presents ordered

Missus Wookie said...

Oh ouch :( I suggest a lego robot to carry your tea... or a flask by your nest? Mind you then you have to get to the loo to empty.

Broken bones aren't fun but yes the waiting room must have wondered what the dr was doing to you! Hope you managed to moan and look in pain.

Glad that you've got another couple of weeks rest and hope that your NEXT visit is less eventful.

Louise said...

oh no Mel!! wishing you a speedy recovery x

Mary B said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{Huggles}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Mel, so glad you are able to find a silver lining even if it is only the thought of what the other patients were thinking.
Get well soon and yes see if you can get a trolley to take your cuppa to your chair, or have a kettle plugged in near to you and all the tea/coffee/milk etc on a table close by.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Oh goodness Mel, so sorry that things haven't improved with the foot saga.
I think the suggestion to get a head start on Christmas cards and shopping is a great one. Keep your chin up xx

Beverly said...

Glad they found the break so it can heal properly. Time off leading into break sounds like you will be 100% when it's time to return. Lots of reading and crafting time ahead?

Scrappi Sandi said...

Now that's exactly what happened to me in Bruneii thirteen years ago...spent a week nursing a swollen, bruised 'twisted' ankle, only to be told the 5th metatarsal was in fact cracked! That 5th one must be the fragile one!! I hated crutches & Nathan was only six months old...thank goodness we had a part time maid while we were out there!! I found a thermos was perfect for hot drinks...I kept one on the coffee table with a mug while I reclined, leg raised to head height....I hated crutches so I feel your pain!! Follw Drs orders & you'll be right as rain in no time! Meanwhile keep enjoying all those things in your last post...& more!! xx :D

The Mother said...

Well, you hid the strop and feeling sorry for yourself very well. And now your mother is abandoning you and swanning off on holiday. I know how it feels (as you know so well). You never know, you might learn to love Jeremy Kyle..........

JO SOWERBY said...

Oh dear. You see the plaster cast I had first when I broke my ankle, it went right up to the top of my thigh, and yes I was in the UK. I am sorry to hear the news but glad they found it quickly. You really dont want a poorly aligned bone in there especially as we ladies suffer the most fro osteoporosis and arthritis. So yes more rest, home shopping and TV. Although perhaps The Dr needs to limit your credit, heehee,
Jo xxxxxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Oh wow! Get plenty of rest

Mise said...

If it's any tiny consolation, Mel, your foot looks extremely youthful. I hope recovery will be as swift as is possible.

Dawn said...

Enjoy the enforced rest and spend time doing what you love best!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

I did this!!! Only when I broke my 5th metatarsal, I did it standing up.
Your story is much more interesting than mine.
Thinking of you, and wishing you rest and relaxation. Please remember to rest and that there is a fine line between pushing yourself and pushing yourself too hard.
I took it slower than I wanted it to and had a really great recovery. Good luck!

furrypig said...

I can empathise with you via my DS. He is recovering from a foot injury that has had various diagnosis's (?sp) and was unable to walk for several months. He is crutch free now and improving mostly thanks to the fabby physio. Look after yourself hun xxx

Jo said...

Oh no, I hope it heals quickly.

Amy said...

Oh Mel! Nooooooo! Okay, well at least you have plenty of time now to rest - make sure you do! My MIL has done something similar and you really do need to stay off it for a while .... I forsee plenty of crafting and blogging in your future!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Poor You!
Rinda

Karen said...

Oh dear Mel - I hope it isn't too painful.

Karen said...

Oh, Mel, how awful! I hope you have a couple of great books to read while you're taking good care of yourself.

The Creative Beast said...

LOL!! Sorry! I have to laugh at the last lines as I imagine in my head how the waiting patients looked HORRIFIED at seeing you come out worse than when you walked in that doctors office...it is practically everyone's medical nightmare =-\

But I am TRULY sorry that your injury was actually worse than it appeared at first - I do hope that trying to put weight on it before now has not done any more injury than you originally sustained, but I'm glad that you will be able to continue resting it in the weeks to come =-)

Sian said...

Oh, no! I bet you've been sitting there thinking - mm, this feels sorer than you'd think it should be..that's not nice at all.

Miriam said...

Oh Mel, I'm so sorry and glad I didn't see you walk in ok and then limp out on crutches!!!

Tammy said...

Total bummer, Mel. I have heard (don't know if it's true or not) that breaks heal faster than sprains??

I just hope it heals quickly!!

dogmatix said...

Oh Mel, that truly sucks :-(
(((hugs)))

Jimjams said...

Oh dear - glad it's being properly treated now, though I'd have had a proper strop too! Hope that half-term allows the kids to increase their TLC skills.

Abi said...

Oh Mel. Get better soon. I like your optimism though! I think this a good excuse for a bit of online shopping from the sofa! xxx