Yesterday while out walking with madam I slipped on some loose gravel and now have my leg in a” back slab cast”. Apparently, I have fractured my ankle and so have to have this on for 12 days (10 days but as Christmas comes into the counting we can make it 12 days). No comment as to what will happen after the 12 days, was forthcoming.
As I think in most places, the A & E Department of the local hospital does not have a good rep, but I have to say that I was treated with total respect, care and understanding. What is more, I was in and out complete with cast, in under two hours. I have made a point of telling the staff how impressed I am with this.
There was really very little waiting around not like when I had to go to the private A & E. I was there for hours and then was given a hefty account. Yesterday’s service was FREE.
This, of course, will certainly slow me down over the next few weeks. I can’t drive so am dependent on others and this, as you may know, is not really in my nature. I have said in the past that I am working on being gracious and so I am graciously accepting all offers of help.
Today two grandsons appeared telling me that they were here to do whatever I needed them to do. What fantastic young boys who will most certainly grow into fantastic young men. We had a very enjoyable day. They wrapped all the Christmas presents and the eldest, at 14, even tried his hand at tying bows.
So I now have to learn to slow down, ask for and accept the help that is on offer and give thanks that the damage was not more serious.