Accident with a bamboo cane
My husband had been working all day up a ladder putting a new roof on our conservatory. After our evening meal he went out again intending to put the remaining Perspex panels in position. He was just pushing a panel onto the roof whilst standing on the bottom rung of a low stepladder when his foot slipped and he stumbled backwards into a half barrel containing several dahlia plants and a few supporting bamboo canes. Don’t read any further if you are at all squeamish! One of the canes pierced his forearm on the inside and came out on the top of his forearm. It had gone straight through between the two bones and missed the artery, tendons and nerves. Nevertheless, he spend 3 days in hospital whilst he had his arm washed through to remove any bits of cane and have strong antibiotics fed through a drip.
I am pleased to say that his arm is mending nicely, the roof fixed by our sons, and the dahlias are flowering on the stalks not damaged, and I now have proper tops to all my canes! We have had a serious wakeup call – it could have been a lot worse but that doesn’t bear thinking about.
- 23 Jul, 2013
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