...twixt cup and lip..
and many a trip between the pavement and street. It was Sod's Law that I was thinking about using the rest of January to get a bit fitter and start exercising a bit more and was actually wondering whether to go and look at the nearest reformer class, when I missed the edge of the curb and twisted my ankle. I hobbled home and, good first-aider that I am, put Rice, Ice, Compression, Elevation into action. After an hour I was hoping that the stabbing pain in that big bone that sticks out would have gone away but it hadn't. Instead that sticky out bit had tripled in size and this hospitalphobe had to admit that I needed an x-rayed. Good news - I live hobbling distance from a hospital. Bad news - it is a private one with no price reduction for state health care. I had a very short inner argument weighing up the merits of waiting an hour or so for free treatment or immediate x-ray 100 yards down the road ..... and in less 30 minutes (the longest wait was to pay the bill) I was back home with a my foot in a cast, instructions to put no weight on my ankle for 6 weeks and a pair of crutches. Has anyone got any idea how you use these things? I wish I had been to the gym because I think you need upper arm and shoulder strength to operate them and I'm embarrassingly lacking. However after six weeks practice maybe I will have bulging biceps and my plan to get fitter will have come to fruition.
Jake is not too pleased. His walks are going to be seriously curtailed.