Its been ages since i last did a post….. One of the major reasons is down to a nasty fall on ice back in January……..
My usual routine when i get up in the morning :
- Go downstairs
- Open Patio doors and let the cats out into the garden
- Put the kettle on
- Take the recycling out
- Caffeine hit
Alas on this occasion there was quite a bit of recycling so i had both arms full with a mix of cardboard and glass, as i tuned the corner at the back of the house i slipped on ICE…. My face took a major hit and i ended up with a golf ball lump on it straight away. Funny thing was i felt it but no pain as my right hand had an empty bottle in it when i fell and smashed, i was more concerned with the flowing red coming from it …. Also probably a bit of shock and my brain protecting me.
Ended up being a visit to the hospital, lots of x-rays on my face and both arms / hands …… Broken left forearm, broken wrist and a lot of cuts on my right hand…. I wont show the picture of the golf ball that appeared on my face from the fall….. The good news by the end of the day it had gone down.
Pretty much lost the use of both hands for around a week, honestly this hit home so much. We take so much for granted, sight, smell, walking being able to pick things up. I could just about go to the loo and feed myself as long as the food was cut up…. Bit of an eye opener for me….
Checkup after 2 weeks or so and they had to take the cast off as i have arthritis in my left wrist and it was going to cause me more harm that good….. Words of being carful came to mind……
Week 4 a cut on my left hand would just not heal, well it was more of a stab wound…. Back in hospital and another x-ray —— piece of glass stuck in it……. I tell you now the revilement of this being taken out was fantastic.
Middle of March i was all signed off and as fit as i could be……. I had put so much weight over the last year with COVID and being honest even more since i did this. From being about 16st 10lbs to just under 18stone hit me hard… However my head is focused and back in training….. Thats for another day….
Moral of this blog, be carful in the winter. Every time i walk past the spot i fell i still have flashbacks… Shows this fall got to me more than i thought.