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Well everyone not such a good weekend for me, I tripped on a dodgy pavement yesterday . Been at A&E this morning and it definately is a broken foot bone.. It was a quite morning today , I now have a boot on my foot and a virtual appointment with the orthopeadic surgeon in the next 72 hrs. Dealt with very quick and relaxed atmosphere. Hope you are all doing well over the weekend

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Oh no Katie! What a thing to happen. So sorry to hear that. Hope your virtual appointment goes well.

Thinking of you xxx💜

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katieoxo60 in reply to sassy59

THank you Sassy59, its a bit painful now but I'll get through it its just a bit of a downer when I have just began to get my mobility back from the knee op , but thats life . Enjoy your evening both xx

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sassy59 in reply to katieoxo60

You take care Katie xxx🥰💜💚

Sorry to read his Katie, I hope it's not too painful and heals quickly.

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katieoxo60 in reply to Don-1931

Thank you

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Sorry to hear you have broken your foot Katie I hope it mends soon and you aren't in pain. Have a lovely weekend and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Damon1864

Thank you , its a bit painful but only if I walk on it. So hopefully it will be back to normal soon.

So sorry to hear that. How frustrating during a nice weekend. I hope you soon recover. xxx

Aw! So sorry to hear this Katie! Hope it heals up soonest for you! xx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Annie31

usually takes around 6 weeks. to mend but a little loner to get the use back to normal. thank you

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Annie31 in reply to katieoxo60

Toes crossed then! xx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Annie31

HA Ha

Oh what rotten luck Katie,hope its just one of the smaller bones and heals relatively quickly and you are not in to much pain and the boot will keep you mobile whist it heals.Love Ski's and Scruff's.

🙃😻x

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katieoxo60 in reply to skischool

THe boot is so heavy and presses on the painful bits guess thats so I don't walk too much. Thank you

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skischool in reply to katieoxo60

You must mention that on your virtual consultation as i am sure they can pad it out and make it more comfortable whilst it does the job of protecting your foot?

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katieoxo60 in reply to skischool

Thanks for that info skis

Ouch! Hope all goes well for you and it doesn’t take too long to heal.

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katieoxo60 in reply to Gladwyn

me too

Shame Katie, so sorry. Wishing you good and rapid healing :)

Oh no! That’s really bad luck. I hope you start to feel better soon. Hoping your virtual appointment goes well too.

Oh poor you, and nowyour movement will be restricted for a while and you will have to do a lot of resting. However, If you enjoy tennis or football you are in for a treat as The Euros are on TV and Wimbledon starts next week.I hope you are managing to cope with the day to day tasks and the pain isn't too bad.

Look after yourself and have a few treats to keep you going.

Best wishes, Chrys

Just had my first treat from my grand daughter for being brave a twirl choc bar

Yes, Euros, Wimbledon and Tour de France, as long as you’re into sports spectating! What rotten luck, Katie,…..poor, poor you 💕 Hope you can get more comfortable and feel a bit better soon. Love xx

What bad luck Katie, especially as you were probably getting around better by now. Perhaps you could sue the council?

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katieoxo60 in reply to peege

Its very tempting. The paths are disgusting round here.

Oh dear , such bad luck. Hope all goes as well as can be for you .😥😥🤗🤗

Ouch that sounds painful hope it heals quickly but do make sure you rest. Boring I know but will pay off in the long term

J

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katieoxo60 in reply to judes

The foots so swollen cant get a shoe on so have to stick with the boot.

Oh my, that's indeed quite a day. So sorry that you broken a bone 😱 just when you had your knee done I read. That's shitty...but hopefully you will recover quickly and get everything sorted for a better step and run again later. Best wishes 😃🌺🌺 x

We get through it.

Ps. Has someone else problems with the website recently? My takes long time to load, very slow.

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katieoxo60 in reply to MELNEL

I've had a few blips with this page loading this week . Just when I don't need it.Thanks for your support x

So sorry to hear this Katie when you've had such limited mobility following your knee op. Hope it heals well and that you will be pottering about again as soon as possible xx

That sounds painful.🤨 Legs up. Enjoy the sunshine with a glass of wine. and Take Card 😃

Sorry to hear about your foot break. Hope painkillers and rest help. Few treats too. Take care of yourself. Best wishes.

Life can be so unfair sometimes! I am glad to hear you got a Twirl bar for being brave, though! Lol! At least it's not all bad, eh?Joking aside, I am really sorry you're laid up again now and hope your foot heals quickly and fully without too much pain.

And if your pavements are really bad, it might not be a bad thing to put a rocket up those responsible as even if you don't go for compensation (which I think you could probably do) , it might focus them to make essential improvements so that it doesn't happen again.

Now, tell 'em you need more chocolate and get that foot up. 😁Xx Moy

So sorry to hear this. Just at beginning of Summer to be stuck in a big boot ,not good. Hopefully it will heal soon for you . Sending hugs xxSheila 👍💐

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katieoxo60 in reply to garshe

Yes had a few trips out in mind but may have to cancel. and sit in Garden instead.

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garshe in reply to katieoxo60

If it was a dodgy pavement take photos as you could be entitled to Compensation from Council. That would soften the blow , Good Luck xxSheila 👍🤞💕🌷

Oh what bad luck Katie ! Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.🙏

I’m sorry this has happened to you Katieoxo, I hope it doesn’t take too long before you’re back on your feet!

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katieoxo60 in reply to Croydonia

Can still walk but its very painful and the boot is cutting into my foot due to the swelling. Good excuse to watch TV or twiddle on my computer . Every thing as a silver lining.

Oh, dear! Hope it mends very quickly. Look after your calcium and Vit D intake to help it.

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katieoxo60 in reply to Ergendl

Sounds good advice to me.

My husband has had 2 nasty falls on pavements. One off a bike and one walking. Sometimes they are not well cared for. I am sad for you that this has happened. I hope it heals quickly. Best wishes from Oz.

Sending you a BIG WARM HUG.

Take care 🥰

Oh no that's not very nice, hopefully you will mend very soon, take care of dodgy pavements.

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katieoxo60 in reply to B0xermad

Thanks for support, as for dodgy pavements in my area and city they are part of everyday life sadly. No funds to fix them we are told.

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B0xermad in reply to katieoxo60

That's not good,the councils take years here to sort paving and potholes also

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katieoxo60 in reply to B0xermad

We both know the feeling.

Oh No poor you Katie- hope you mend quickly . Maybe write to the local council about the pavement and tell them you are incapacitated now. A lot of our flagged pavements have been changed to tarmac now . Sending you hugs and hopefully the swelling subsides soon. 🤗🤗

My daughter has inspected the pavement nothing the council would rush to rectify it just threw me off balance . apparently its not unusual for older people to get breaks from twisting their foot or stress fractures. Its even possible I stood on a small stone or pebble as I seem to have a small round bruise underneath on the sole of my foot too. I'm sure it will soon be better , weeks rather than months like my Knee op. Thank you

Hoping it's not too painful ......wishing you a speedy up and at it ....

Jo. 😊

Awe no, hope you get sorted soon.

Oh my goodness Katieoxo60, thsts not good, I did a similar thing a few years ago, was my left metatarsal foot bone, was in plaster for quite a while, hope your foot heals quickly and you are not in too much pain xxxx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Trishe

The symptoms are suggestive of a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsel bone as I twisted my foot while walking. As you say it takes a while to heal. x

Oh! Kate I am so sorry to hear this, you were only just mobile after your knee op, what a nightmare for you. Fingers crossed this heals quickly x

So sorry to hear that Katie. Wishing you well and painfree. Jax 🐶x

Ooo No Hope It Heals Soon Please Take Care Keep Safe 🖤🖤

Oh I feel for you ! Hope it’s not too restricting and thank heavens it’s not your ankle ! X

Is the ankle more complicated by any chance? I wish it was not broken (my foot) but sadly the symptoms say different. So its fingers crossed for a normal mend no complications. Thanks for support.

So sorry to hear of your accident -hope your virtual appointment goes well.

So sorry this happened to you. Praying that you have a quick recovery. Please take care of yourself and accept any help offered to you!!

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katieoxo60 in reply to Solily

I willthank you for support

Oh no Katie! join the dodgy boot club! Is it one of the grey air boots that you can inflate? Don’t forget to raise it above heart level as much as possible and ice it ( pack of frozen peas works best) 2-3 times per day. Did you get a walking stick to help take pressure off? I can now hobble about in my boot without the stick ‘indoors’ but it’s taken 3 weeks. Good luck be careful, hope it mends soon. Cx😘💐

Ps unfortunately it may get a little worse before it gets better I.E swells whilst repairing and the bruising may come out all over the foot so don’t be alarmed. Feet are renown for it! Cx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Chriskho

Hello Chriskho, Thank you for message . I did not get a walking stick has I have my own for my arthritis since I had a knee replacement, good job as the accident would have been worse otherwise. My foot is bluer since the break. its bad to stand on but aches sometimes. Had cramp last night it was agony took my breathe away. Everything is going wrong , the smoke alarm decided it needed a new backup battery yesterday and the burglary alarm company can't come in till this evening to replace the battery all though I have an out of hours service I pay for. Glad to hear you are getting a little better week by week. My boot is not the pump up ones. Can't tell the foots swollen unless I try to put shoes or socks on. Was told to raise my leg to reduce the swelling I have a simple exercise pillow that does that and an adjustable bed. So just keep plodding on like yourself we will survive as the song says.

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Chriskho in reply to katieoxo60

Poor you as they say “when it rains…. Don’t forget the ice Cx

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katieoxo60 in reply to Chriskho

Yes I will remeber the ice I have a permanent pack in my freezer from passed use I got it free when I had some private acupuncture on my ankle. x

Oohh ouch Katie! Sorry to hear of your accident. Thinking of you, get better soon! X

Sorry to hear about your foot and hope it gets better soon.dodgy pavement -hope you have reported it.

These boots are really heavy I believe. Be careful moving around in it in case you trip. Hope it heals quickly.

The boot is very heavy but they are a bit slidey on the sole too. And your right take care as its easy to trip up if the toe flap at the front catches on anything. because my foots swollen the front flap is leaving an imprint in the swelling. But I am sure it will get better as we go along. Than k you x

Sounds like it might be too tight, tell the orthopaedic person that it hurts.

That really sucks. Hope you're not in too much pain and that the boot won't stop you getting out and about. Sending 🤗

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katieoxo60 in reply to Dedalus

Its very achy even with painkillers , certain spots are painful when moved . I will still be able to get out by car maybe but have to book that. Got some crutches , walker ect to go for a little walk locally. Not heard from virtual clinic so far so will have to ring them this afternoon as the GP does not get notified until after the phone call and it is 72 hrs since it happened anyway. So have to phone them this afternoon. Thanks for post . Take care

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Dedalus in reply to katieoxo60

Just hope your GP now notified and you can get the support you need katie - baby steps in the beginning. Take good care of yourself x

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katieoxo60 in reply to Dedalus

Case being reveiwed tommorrow by doctor may have to go back to the hospital again . Let you know how it goes. Thanks for post.

Hope review goes well - will await your update Katie x

Hello Katie, ❤️I just wanted to send you best wishes and hoping you are managing okay. I'd imagine you are pretty immobile at the moment. Sending love and hugs. xx 🌱🍀🌿

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katieoxo60 in reply to Caspiana

Hello Cas, thank you for post. Like the picture I have teddies in my bed but no animals. Your right I am a bit immobile its playing havoc with the knee joint I had replaced too I know its only the muscles but that's not good. Think my foot is a little more than just a stubbed toe . But at least some of the bruising has gone yellow now . Hope you and your mum are doing well and you are keeping safe from the virus. Looks like more jabs for some of us in September as well as flu jabs. Have a lovely day , its a bit dull here today. Are you still busy with your modelling or found a new hobby? Take care life is for living so enjoy each day when we can. xxx

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Caspiana in reply to katieoxo60

Hello Katie, ❤️

It sounds like you are keeping as positive as you possibly can in the situation. How long do you think it will take to recover?

Mum is I believe, plodding on, I have not been able to contact her these past few days as sometimes happens, and she is very bad at getting back to me. But I will try again tomorrow. I am doing well apart from some minor issues that I'm told "not a worry about at the moment". I would love to do more villaging but after being out of work for six years I find I must be my own accountant and oversee my finances with the strictest of measures, villaging is an expensive hobby. 😃 I however do fake plant arrangements as I am not allowed live plants due to soil fungi. I am planning to find some part time kind of work , as I feel it will benefit me mentally as much financially. I am taking my happiness where I am blessed with it and living the best life I can . You take care too Katie. *Hugs* xx ❤️

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katieoxo60 in reply to Caspiana

The flowers are gorgeous Cas. They say six to eight weeks but could be 12weeks fingers crossed no complications. Glad you do not have any major problems. As you say villaging is expensive. I do jigsaws can get them cheep in charity shops have a lovely day xx and hugs stay safe x

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Caspiana in reply to katieoxo60

*BIG HUG* Take good care Katie. xx 🌿🌷🌻🌿

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