Hi everyone. Hope you're all enjoying the cooler weather and rain!!
So on Monday I was in London (yes us northerners do travel south!!). However stupidly I fell and broke my right wrist which the doctor called nasty and complex. The team at UCLH did a fantastic job manipulating it under local anaesthetic (ouch ouch ouch - I was a brave little soldier - didn't cry just swearing - which according to research really does help with pain control!!). Anyway saw consultant at Newcastle who says it may require surgery if the bone slips so weekly x-rays to monitor. The problem I have is that it's still incredibly painful as well as fragile in terms of slipping out of alignment. in all this I have not done any walking or gym work (I usually walk everyday for minimum of 30 minutes as well as circuits 3 times a week). I had just got back to full exercise the week before having recovered from a weird virus.
So my question is how do I maintain some form of exercise in these initial stages or do I just give in and rest until the pain lessens and the fracture stabilises? Will not doing exercise for a couple of weeks matter too much in the scheme of things? I did go and walk round a local supermarket yesterday to try and get some steps in but was very nauseous by the end. Anyway apologies for such a long post! All suggestions gratefully received. Zena xx