Hello dear friends and best wishes for 2017. On December 1st I suffered a severe ankle sprain and also a hairline fracture in my 2nd metatarsal bone while out walking and was advised to keep all weight off my foot. I am now in a hefty big boot thing and on crutches for the next 6 weeks, possibly more. Last week the dreaded head cold and then chest infection hit me and I finally had to take my emergency supply of antibiotics. People put up with worse things, I know, but living alone, I find this a real challenge. Some good neighbours are helping out now and then which is great, but psychologically, this is so, so hard. I keep thinking my foot will never heal and I won't get out for my walks again! It all happened simply by stepping off a kerb and my ankle twisting under! Nothing spectacular! Isn't life a drag sometimes. My new year's resolution is to watch how I step off kerbs...and maybe find a pleasant companion to run around for me whenever I do something like this again. Any offers?!