What a day I’ve had today !

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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.

10 thoughts on “What a day I’ve had today !

  1. Oh, I sympathise with you Charlotte! I have a weak left ankle that I’ve turned over maybe a dozen times, and which is currently tingling in empathy at the mere thought.

    I hope it clears up very quickly for you, and good on that taxi driver too!

    1. Thank you for dropping by and reading through some of my posts and the comments left by others. I was so taken with the attitude of both taxi drivers and was thankful for their assistance.

      Please come back again soon
      Charlotte

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