What a day I’ve had today! Yesterday, the City Centre of Glasgow was packed with people it was the Coronation Parade and such a nice day so there was quite a crowd. I was walking up to the Conservatoire to prepare my music for my new repertoire when I turned my foot over in a pothole in the pavement, it was so painful I nearly cried in the street.
I limped the last five minutes up to college, copied my new songs and limped back. I’m three and a half hours away from home but I called my parents for advice; they said “rest and elevate my foot, use a cold compress on and off until the swelling goes down and if it bruises maybe a trip to accident and emergency”! Yikes. I read through my blog and answered a couple of comments and rested up for the night.
This morning, I struggled to walk to the shop to get milk it took me ages, so I hobbled to Boots the Chemist to get some advice and maybe a tubular bandage. I explained that I broke the same foot just over a year ago so they gave me the NHS Direct telephone number to contact for advice. The guy on the phone said that he had booked me in for an X-ray at 14:00 pm. I then called a taxi to take me and what a fabulous taxi driver he was, he even carried me inside and made sure I was ok. I used up most of the charge in my phone listening to the songs I’m learning to help kill some time while I was waiting, it was so boring waiting around! I finally got an X-ray at 17:30pm and got another fabulous taxi driver that helped me home, taking me up to my front door. At- 18:30 finally got my feet up with a takeaway Chinese which they delivered. That’s one great thing about being in Glasgow the people here are so friendly and helpful.
Panic over, it was a sprain but there was a lot of pain on the 4th metatarsal which I broke a year ago just before Christmas so I need to get my Air Cast SP Walker boot sent up from home to wear so I can march around taking the pressure off and try to get it right for Italy! I called my friends for some sympathy and a couple came over for a cuddle. Phew, I’m just so thankful it wasn’t broken again! I had wedge shoes on – they’re going into the recycle box 🙁 I must report that hole too it needs fixing.