Last wednesday I had a gp appt. My husband was suppose to collect me after wards as its a 30-45 mins walk now and as you all know the temp last wk was dropping especially in the evening ad I had a evening appt. Hubby text me to say he could not collect me as he was stuck in traffic in london. To save time I took shortcuts home as I did not want to be out in the cold any longer than I had to.
Whilst walking home I noticed a man that was walking parallel to me. I stopped and ensured that he was not going the same way I was, as I planned to walk via an poorly lit road, that had woods on one side as this route cut out the corner and saved me at least 15 mins. Just before I committed to the route I checked to ensure that no one was behind me. Well I was surprise the man had double backed and was about 20 yrds from me. I reasoned that if he knew the area he would know that the route I was going to take was poorly lit and if anything was going to happen it would happen here.
So I ran to put distance between him and myself and to get back on the main road that was lit with street lights. When I was making the crossing over a mound of dirt, my right foot got caught in the brambles and I fell hard onto my knees and my wrists and rolled a couple of times down the bank. I quickly got to my feet I might add I was in severe pain from my knees and as I did so I started to cry due to the pain. But I was desperate to get to the main road and safety. Once at the road I crossed over to the otherside and did not look back and limped home the rest of the way in pain. I had scraped and torn the skin on my right knee, pulled the right calf muscle, cut my hands & fingers on the bramles thorns and banged my wrist with sufficient force that, the bone had started to swell on it. Not to mention the upset I felt.
Due to what happened on wednesday I was forced to stay in bed as I also woke up that morning with lower back pain. The aches I attributed to the fall and in addition I also showed symptoms of coming down with a cold. I felt pretty awful all day.
Went into work friday got home did wax baths use hot water bot on knees etc. I had to use my hand/wrist splints once again to try and mimise the pain I am feeling all over the wkend
This morning due to the cold I ache like mad in my knees, wrists hands in particularly the right side and the cold is well and truly out now, so I feel rough and I don't relish the thought of going to work and struggling in this snow as my mobility is not good at the moment. Those of you who read my blogs will know that I've just recently gone back to work (on a phased return two wks now).
My wrist are really acheing now, so I guess I better go. Please forgive me for not commenting on other bloggs/questions, it's just I am trying not to over use my hands.
All have a good wk. Take care & wrap up warm