Pain and tears update from this morning - Couch to 5K

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Pain and tears update from this morning

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate

Thanks everyone for your support, all your lovely comments have made me smile but cry again. Anyway, the pain in my chest got quite bad so I was persuaded to take a trip to A&E. It seems I've cracked a rib and possibly broke my toe. The Doctor was lovely, and seemed impressed with my running achievements. You would have thought that my large lady lumps would have protected my rib cage though, there is no justice. I'm a little out of breath just climbing the stairs. I've been prescribed a cocktail of drugs, so I think I might be out for a week or two, but have decided not to quit. Mind those curbs everyone. Klare xxx

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kt12345
kt12345Graduate

Wow no wonder you cried! Hope you get better soon!!

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to kt12345

Thanks KT. Just feeling sorry for myself

Wow, that's really tough. So glad you won't quit though: such bad luck.

(I hope your son redeems himself with this news.)

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to lemondoodle

Ha, can 15 year olds redeem themselves? It's his fault I started all this betting me I couldn't stop smoking and get fit.

ooh, a bit of motivational, no more dinners/tv/wifi til you grovel your apologies might work wonders ;)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

oooo you poor thing...take care of yourself, and let your body heal...

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Panther.

P1glet1
P1glet1Graduate

I hope your son feels suitably guilty. Get better soon xx

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to P1glet1

Thanks Piglet, I'll soon bounce back x

You poor thing - but you carried on running with a cracked rib! That's amazing. Take care - you are definitely allowed to self-medicate with a large glass of wine now.

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to TurboTortoise

Thanks Turbo, I'm trying a new experiment as I type, wine and cracked rib, feels good so far

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Oooh, no wonder it hurt - how on earth did you manage to carry on? Take care of yourself and don't rush out there until your body has had a chance to mend - but we all know you aren't really going to give up are you? Addicted and proud like the rest of us!

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

No, I'm not a quitter Ully, just feeling sorry for myself with a large dose of embarrassment. I'll pick myself up and get back out there as soon as I can

nextjenn
nextjennGraduate

Oh wow, and you finished 5k!? Amazing! Feet up and focus on getting back out there. Bet that showed your son! Take care and keep us updated x

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to nextjenn

Thanks Jen, keep focusing on those times. You're now running for both of us, as we have similar times

nextjenn
nextjennGraduate in reply to Fattytumtum

Will do! Wont let you down :)

nextjenn
nextjennGraduate in reply to nextjenn

When I have been ill/unable to run in the past few weeks, I printed all of my running blog posts, run info and pictures off and made myself a running journal in date order. I did it in the time I would have been running. It was a positive thing to do that reminded me it was ok to be out of action a little :) cost me £2 but I keep flicking through it and cheering myself up!

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to nextjenn

I pulled all my blogs together last week for an article for my employers live well work well website to encourage others, so I shall read them. Thanks for the advice

Hidden
Hidden

OMG! That fall was nasty.

Glad you got yourself checked out and you're okay.

It's great to read you've got that fighting spirit to continue.

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks Viktor, I will get back

Jenner78
Jenner78Graduate

Oh no! Paracetamols were definitely not enough then. It sounds pretty painful, take things easy. Maybe your 15 year old will help you out whilst you are on the mend. Treat yourself to a big glass of wine and some chocolate purely for medicinal purposes of course.

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Jenner78

Following your advice on medication to the letter, plus movie with my husband and daughter who have been fabulous all day

Fitfor60
Fitfor60Graduate

So sorry Sending you big hugs Look after yourself

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Fitfor60

Thanks FF60, hugs received am feeling better, wine = no pain

Lovefood1984
Lovefood1984Graduate

Get well soon! and I'll keep watching for those pesky curbs ;)

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Lovefood1984

Thank you, make sure you do keep an eye out. The one that got me just jumped up out of nowhere

Get well soon & take care

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Rockette

Thank you, I guess I've joined you on the sidelines cheering everyone else on for the time being

Saruma
SarumaGraduate

Ouch ouch ouch! What a trooper to carry with a cracked rib and damaged toe. Take care, plenty of rest and TLC - you'll soon be back XX

Fattytumtum
FattytumtumGraduate in reply to Saruma

Thank you Saruma. To be fair it didn't hurt that much at the time. Adrenalin I guess

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