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What a prat!

   Wed, May 9, 2007 - 9:16 AM
I've been absent from here for a few days as I tumbled out of my patio door on Friday en route to hang out the washing and ended up in a heap on the ground after tripping up on the door step! I knew immidiately it was broken, not because it hurt... it didn't really, but because when I moved my leg.... gingerly to try and sit up, I could see the ankle was not attached to the rest of the leg by the way it sort of wobbled! At this point, I though help might be quite a good idea so yelled out a couple of times, but found every time I lifted my head more than a few inches off the ground, I thought I would pass out! Apparently no-one locally was gardening so realised there was nothing for it, but to try and get back into the house to a phone. It was the longest few meters of my life! Fortunately, I had a phone on charge just inside the door, so half in and half out of the house dialled 999. The ambulance crew were terrific, and managed to splint the leg and get me onboard, again with the minimum of pain.

So... the upshot of it all......................... I managed to break the end couple of inches off both the tib and fib ( now pinned and plated together), dislocated my ankle ( manipulated back), and tore ligaments and tendons ( repaired), and was in hospital 4 days. ( Booted out yesterday.)

At the moment I have on a backslab plaster, but when the stitches are removed in about 10 days, they'll put on the 'proper' plaster which I'll keep on for a further 4-6 weeks.

I feel such a prat.


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Wed, May 9, 2007 - 10:01 AM
So sorry you are hurt
That is horrible. Such a earth aware person and that stupid step. Always whats right in front of you that gets you. Get well soon, and take care.
Wed, May 9, 2007 - 1:01 PM
That totally sucks. I wish you well.
Wed, May 9, 2007 - 1:24 PM
OH my GOD!
I hope you heal well and get back to your normal stuff. Poo poo on that step! Bah Humbug!
Wed, May 9, 2007 - 2:54 PM
What a
Ouch ! in spades,A simple task that I have done zillion times before....... That is what the ermergency wards all over the world hear every day, doesn't make your lot easier mate and I do really commiserate with you but there is a bright side. You will now have lots and lots of spare time to post more great articles on Power and Beauty for us all to enjoy........Ottenga bene presto
Wed, May 9, 2007 - 6:13 PM
Well wishes, and speedy recovery to you. We shall burn candles and incense for you here.

Cyber hugs
Wed, May 9, 2007 - 9:23 PM
That's a hell of a way to get some R&R!! So sorry to hear about your injury..

Mend quickly!! I'll be sending some good healing thoughts your way,

Thu, May 10, 2007 - 1:56 AM
It amazes me how delicate the human body is and how we often take it for granted.

Sounds to me that you were very brave I think I would have passed out through shock.

Anyway get well soon and send my regards to the basket of washing!
Thu, May 10, 2007 - 2:28 AM
Thank you all so much for your kind regards and good wishes. They are very much appreciated. I am very lucky and have a lot of support from my family.......... but am still pondering how on earth I'm going to wash my hair!

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