Monday, January 09, 2012

I'm wearing this contraption for a couple of days. It looks like a robot. I wish I could tell you I had a skiing mishap, but no, nothing so glamorous. A silly accident, a dislocated toe and bruising. On a Sunday. So I went into survival mode, eased the toe back in place and wrapped it in place with a piece of silk, the first thing I could lay my hands on. A couple of Aspirin later, I called my medical journalist friends, who approved of what I'd done and brought over this "air cast" to help me move around while keeping the foot immobile. I figured that between the three of us: all three medical writers, his father a doctor, my mother a nurse-midwife,  we should have the knowledge by osmosis if nothing else! I knew that keeping the foot immobile was crucial and if if got worse the next day, I would call my doctors.

Today there's no swelling, no pain to speak of, but some colourful bruising. There's a message here, however. I need to continue clearing my space and I need to slow down a little. I'm grateful it was nothing worse.

So I sat back and made something. This flower is inspired by Julie Arkell, and this kind of craft is something the British do best. Cheers!

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. Oh Oh! I'm so glad the pain and swelling are minimal. As you said , it could have been worse. Like the time I had to teach a workout having just broken my big toe. I really couldn't walk for a while after that stupidity. Hugs and kisses to make it better. xo

  2. I feel your pain....I just got out of an "air boot" around 4 weeks ago...fell, and chipped my ankle bone and pulled the ligaments...had to wear it for 8 weeks!!! became very annoying near the end, but at least I could sleep without it, and shower...good luck..beautiful flower,by the way...

    Linda :o)
    lovely blog!

  3. Ouch...take care of your footsie! Love your little flower...a great thing to make to cheer you up while you rest.

  4. I am so sorry for your little accident! Hope this finds you healing well! We have all been in your SHOES! It really hurts!

  5. So sorry to hear about your mishap. Glad you seem to be getting better as my knee has been not well for a good 4 weeks now.


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