Very stupid little accident on Wednesday involving a kerb, a garden waste bin & a clumsy woman has led to broken bones in foot ( right one so I cannot drive) & a plaster cast .
I have never broken a bone before so this is a totally new experience for me.
I got the advice on how to walk with the crutches at the hospital but it's not that easy at all. Doesn't help that I have a rotator cuff impingement at the moment so one shoulder painful anyway.
I have got the swinging thing to walk but it's things like stairs & getting up & down steps that are foiling me. Tried going up stairs on bottom but they are quite deep & finished up crawling up as DGS does. That means plaster cuts painfully into back of leg. Coming down I just sort of slide- probably quite dangerous as I got quite fast this morning.
Other leg & arms & shoulders now hurt like hell. Is there a knack to all this??
Can't hoover, mop floors or take anything up or down stairs or even between rooms. I reckon I CAN iron if I get DH to put board down & move it next to a chair when he comes home from work. Phone is always in the room I'm not in - I may try hanging it on a ribbon round neck- tucked into bra right now but keeps falling out.
Really fed up.
However I DID manage to vote yesterday- went straight from hospital with wet plaster. Never missed in my life & wasn't going to this time.
Any tips on how I survive the next 6 weeks ( & yes I KNOW I'm very lucky it is only for 6 weeks & it WAS my own stupid fault)
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