Out of Action!
Oh dear, guess how i spend Easter Satuday afternoon? In A&E, alas.
One minute I was coming down a few steps out of the veg shop and the next I was sitting on the road (no pavement at that point!) and couldn’t get up again. I heard a nasty ping from my ankle. Anyway a lady came hurrying across the road and helped OK to get me off the road and sitting on the steps. The amazing thing was that the lady’s husband was a doctor who appeared shortly afterwards, examined the foot and advised me to go down the the hospital!
We had planned to go along to a local perennials nursery and have lunch there. OH seemed so disappointed at the idea of missing lunch I said OK then we’ll do that first, so with a lot of help I was got into the car, out of the car and hauled into the cafe where I sat with the foot propped up on a chair. They kindly lent me a broom to use as a crutch to get to the loo and then to the car again before driving 16 miles to the hospital where we spent a happy 5 hours mostly doing nothing but very glad we had had lunch!! (The damage turned out to be a damaged ligament – not as painful as a fracture but I’m told it takes a lot longer to heal)
It was very frustrating not to be able to go round the nursery after all but with the best will in the world I just couldn’t make it.
So now I am spending my time in a recliner with my foot in a huge stiff black boot, worrying about my seedlings and reading until my eyes sting. And hoping the buds on my new clem don’t open until I can get down the garden!
- 22 Apr, 2014
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