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Friday, 23 January 2015


I slipped on the ice on my way home from school this morning. Heard a snapping noise that could have come from my ankle or wrist , wasn't sure which at the time . Rolled over, checked the wrist which seemed ok, on to the ankle , not so good.
 Why is it that there is never anyone around when you need help ?
Struggled home ,thankfully not too far , and phoned hubby who came home from work and took me to hospital .
 Three hours of waiting and two X-rays showed no obvious fractures, but lots of soft tissue damage , a very bad sprain which feels like a whole lot more.
 Quite a lot of pain and discomfort , which I've been told will in all likelihood be worse tomorrow.
I've been told to rest with it elevated most of the time , but walk around for short periods every hour or so. I really know about it when I sit back down.
 Making good use of a walking stick and going upstairs backwards as it hurts less ? Go figure .

  Anyway , the swelling has gone down a little now  .
Having to fight with the cat for the pouffe ,lol . Still , it could have been a lot worse ,looking on the bright side , if it's not hurting too much , I should get plenty of stitching in .

  So ,take care out there when it's icy guys , it happens when you're least expecting it.



Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh dear! I'm glad you didn't break it! Take care of yourself and enjoy your stitching!

Barb said...

So sorry you are hurt! Thank goodness nothing is broken.

cucki said...

Oh no dear
I hope you get well soon and it's nothing serious
Big hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Ouch, this looks like something very painful. You will have to rest your foot a lot. Time for stitching :)

Hazel said...

Ooh poor you I know how bad that feels. I remember my foot going over on a pothole in the road when I was running for the bus and I fell right in front of it! My foot turned black! Rest up and get better soon. Xx

Marlene jones said...

Hope you are feeling better, and you have a regular supply of hot drinks brought to you whilst resting and stitching.

Barb said...

Hope the ankle heals quickly Cath, sounds painful. Sit back and let everyone else rush round. Hope the chicks are well.

Julie said...

OH no Cath, how dreadful for you. Hope you not in too much pain. Happy stitching whilst you are resting!

KimM said...

Yow-za! That looks painful! I guess the good news is you will have time to sit and stitch and have DH bring you refreshments. Take care.

Annie said...

As a runner I've done this more than once, and I know the pain you're in. Worse than a break some say.
I hope yours mends quickly! Stay off of it, keep it propped and iced, and do lots of stitching;)

Chris said...

I hope that your ankle is getting better. Have a restful weekend!

Pam in IL said...

Hope you'll be feeling better soon. I know from experience that a sprain hurts much worse than an actual fracture.

Pull the other thread said...

You poor thing. That looks so painful. Hope it heals up very soon and you can get lots of stitching in while you recover.

Melody said...

Owww! I'm sorry to read that you fell. That is not fun. I speak from experience. Hope you heal up quickly. Make the best use of your rest and stitch!!

Jane said...

Cath, get your hubby to drive you down to my house straight away and we can elevate our legs together!!
I'm coming up 8 weeks now of crutches and the novelty of not being able to get around wears off very quickly so keeping everything crossed you are healed and pain-free very soon.
Take Care xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Oh no!! Wishing you a speedy recovery

Melanie said...

OUchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! :(