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I've broken my foot
16-11-2007, 10:21 AM
Post: #1
I've broken my foot

Boo hoo!

On Saturday I fell 20ft off a ladder and landed on a concrete patio. Amazingly, I escaped with just concussion and a broken foot. The doctors were quite astounded at how lucky I was, which kinda stops me feeling too sorry for myself.

I have broken two metertarsal (sp?) bones and they've had to rebuild my foot arch with nuts and bolts. I've spent 5 days in hospital and will now be in a cast for 3 months. At the moment, I have a really heavy cast and cannot put any weight on my foot at all, so I am having to support my entire body weight with crutches. I'm struggling with the crutches at the moment, but I've been told it gets easier as I get more used to them.

In two weeks time however, this cast comes off so that they can check the wound and remove the stitches. My new cast will be a lighter weight and will have a heel support, which means that I will be able to walk on the heel of my bad foot. From that point on I will be more mobile as I will just be using the cruches for support and balance, not so much for actually walking. I plan to go back to work at the point.

At the moment however, I am confined to barracks. I have some excellent painkillers which, apart from relieving me of pain, also have some pleasant side effects. Every cloud eh? Smile
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16-11-2007, 10:37 AM
Post: #2
I've broken my foot
20ft is a hell of a way to fall.

Pft everyone breaks their metertarsal bones now just casue Rooney did :wink2:

3 months off work over the christmas festival can`t be all that bad

Hope your not it toooo much pain
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16-11-2007, 10:49 AM
Post: #3
I've broken my foot
Seabreeze Wrote:20ft is a hell of a way to fall.
3 months off work over the christmas festival can`t be all that bad

Unfortunately, I'll only have about 3 weeks off work. When I get the new cast in two weeks time, I'll be back in the office. Frankly, I want to be back at work because although I get paid a salary, my bonus is dependent on how many fee-earning hours I work.

Work have been pretty good. They've agreed to pay for taxi's for me to get to and from work so I don't have to negotiate the London Underground. They've also agreed that while I am in cast, I will not do any travelling or work on client sites. It will all either be working at home, or working in our offices.

I'd be back at work now if it wasn't for the painkillers. They totally relive the pain, but they also make me lightheaded, and whizzy and then very sleepy. My concentration is shot to pieces whilst I'm on them.

Seabreeze Wrote:Hope your not it toooo much pain

Not much actually. The painkillers are bluddy marvellous. When they wear off though it's not too funny.
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16-11-2007, 11:43 AM
Post: #4
I've broken my foot
Well H, it looks like the site might survive what with Kazza here all laid up.

As the song goes


Stop making the eyes at me, I'll stop making the eyes at you
And what it is that surprises me, is that I don't really want you too
And your shoulders are frozen (cold as the night)
Oh but you're an explosion (you're dynamite)
Your name isn't Rio, but I don't care for sand
Lighting the fuse might result in a bang b-b-bang-go!

I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
I don't know if you're looking for romance or...
I don't know what you're looking for
Well I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984
From 1984!

I wish you'd stop ignoring me, because it's sending me to despair
Without a sound yeh your calling me, and I don't think it's very fair
That your shoulders are frozen (cold as the night)
Oh but you're an explosion (you're dynamite)
Your name isn't Rio, but I don't care for sand
Lighting the fuse might result in a bang b-b-bang-go!

I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
I don't know if you're looking for romance or...
I don't know what you're looking for
Well I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984
From 1984!

Oh there ain't no love no,no Montague's or Capulets
Just banging tunes in DJ sets and
Dirty dancefloors and dreams of naughtiness!

Well, I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
I don't know if you're looking for romance or...
I don't know what you're looking for
I said I bet you look good on the dancefloor
Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984
Yeah, From 1984!

The ironic thing about life is that no one gets out alive...Huh
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16-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Post: #5
I've broken my foot
Tsk!

You taking the p1.ss Slipper, with your Artic Monkeys song?

I reckon I could still cut a dash on the dancefloor, provided no-one kicked my crutches away. :laugh:
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16-11-2007, 11:58 AM
Post: #6
I've broken my foot
Forgot to ask,


















How's the patio

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16-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Post: #7
I've broken my foot
Slipper Wrote:How's the patio
F.eck off. :laugh:
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16-11-2007, 03:36 PM
Post: #8
I've broken my foot
Blimey Figs, you are in the wars. I remember (it doesnt seem that long ago) that you were off with a bad back !!! Good job you didnt put that out at the same time.

I do feel for you. 3 weeks is a long time to be stuck at home. Im glad you're not in pain though. Its funny, id never heard of a metertarsal until Beckham and Rooney did theirs. Now ... its seems to be the 'in thing' to break :blink:

I wish you well, and I hope the next few weeks dont drag too much. Hey - at least you can get all your Xmas shopping done online this year .... you wont be able to pound the pavements will you.

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
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16-11-2007, 05:12 PM
Post: #9
I've broken my foot
Commisserations Fig I bet it was bloody painful. I broke bones in both feet a couple of years ago when I fell down stairs and I had a real problem with the crutches. I ended up getting around the house using the computer chair.

I could use the heel of one foot and shoved myself to the door with that until I could grip the doorframe and pull myself through. It was useful at the sink too as it raises up and down.

I hope you are being spoilt rotten.
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16-11-2007, 05:53 PM
Post: #10
I've broken my foot
mazwad Wrote:...... It was useful at the sink too as it raises up and down.


:thumbsup: At least you know your place :thumbsup:


:bag:

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