Wednesday, 16 September 2015

R.I.C.E.

Today was nicely planned out, as was tomorrow, the day after and a few days after that too.  Until about 9.30 when I tripped over in the garden whilst helping get LP set up for the day and landed in a perfect belly-flop on hard ground.  Thank Dog that Management is working at home this week.

The jury is still out as to whether I have broken anything, it's certainly painful enough but I will avoid a visit to Whitehaven A&E for as long as possible.  So we're on Rest.  Ice.  Compression.  Elevation. 



Looking on the bright side, it's my left hand, sitting at the PC distracts me from the pain so I might do some bloggy catching up.







9 comments:

  1. Sounds very painful Jayne ,,,,,don't wait too long ,,, David was walking about on his broken leg for ten days before he went to get it xrayed!

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    1. Thanks Jill, much pain, good amount of swelling, but THINK I’ve ‘dodged the bullet’ and got away with just smacking it up rather hard! But as a result LP has worked all day without me, M. has been doing well on catering and canine duties and I’ll get to spend the evening laying on the sofa in front of the fire!

      I suspect tomorrow morning it will be very stiff and showering/hair wash will be tricky!
      thanks for the good wishes
      J, x

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  2. Yuk, I sure hope you haven't fractured anything. Take care, dear girl.

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  3. Yuk, I sure hope you haven't fractured anything. Take care, dear girl.

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    1. Hi FFG, thanks for the comment; as I said to Jill, looks like I've got away with it, although have subsequently found various other places that took some of the impact as I went down (knee, hip, shoulder and elbow so far!) Very lucky I didn't smack my face, break my nose or knock a tooth out :-)

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  4. I do hope you feel better soon, but talking from experience you will feel this for a good week. When you fall unexpectedly your body seems to tense at the last minute so all your muscles go into a spasm depending on where you have fallen. So you will feel it in your arms and legs (as well as the other bruises that come to light) shoulders , neck and bottom muscles:( Warm baths with lavender or epsom salts helped me when I had my two falls and paracetamols to ease the pain.

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    1. Catherine you are absolutely right and thanks for your concern. Yes, lots of other places are already hurting and I expect to be very stiff in the morning. Had a good soak in an Epsom salts bath earlier :-)

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    1. Thanks Jessica :-) Catherine was quite right and today I hurt in all sorts of different places from yesterday, BUT, it could have been much worse and I should be fine in a few days.

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