Bean juice, slips and snaps

This is me right now.

Let me set the scene.  I had dished up dinner, plaice, potatoes, mixed vegetables and cannelloni beans.  In dishing up the beans I had dropped some on the floor, so decided to quickly mop that area as it would be dry by the time we had eaten.

This was he first time the boys had cannelloni beans as a side  rather than in a stew, so I had only popped a few on their plates and no sooner had I sat down to eat my dinner had the “please Mummy can I have more beans?” started.  So being the good mother I am I went in to the kitchen for more beans and slipped on the wet floor.

I went arse over tit, in slow motion and put my left arm out to try and stop myself my catching on to the counter top, but instead of stopping me falling it just went crack instead.   So off to A&E in an ambulance I went.  Gas and Air did nothing and the poor paramedics couldn’t get a vein to administer any pain relief.  Drew arranged for the boys to go to his parents and followed behind.  Once at the hospital I mad some morphine and then x-rays and yep, my arm is broken. but……………… in typical Jen fashion (I do not do anything by half) it is a lateral fracture of the bone as it goes in to the shoulder, so it can not be potted.

So I am in a sling and in a lot of pain.  We are hoping that the bone knits well on its own in 3 to 4 weeks and then I am back for more x-rays in four weeks.

I am feeling very sorry for myself, as it means I can not drive, dress myself or pretty much do anything at the moment, other than whinge and complain about the lack of sleep!

I do not take being ill or injured very gracefully.  I am a pretty independent person and hate asking for help.  I really feel sorry for my dear husband as he has to put up with me and I am a like a caged animal already.  Goodness only knows what I am going to be like at the end of four weeks.

So now I am a statistic, one of 2.7 million people who go to A&E each year after having an accident at home.  I am never mopping the floor again!

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24 Responses

Oh how awful Jen, I do hope you feel better soon and that you are receiving lots of care and attention from the family x

claire | 05.10.12

That’ll teach you to try to be clean and tidy! Take it as an opportunity to get people to wait on you hand and foot. I hope it sorts itself out….

Feel better soon xxx

VintageVicki | 05.10.12

Oh Jen – not what you needed at all and proof yet again that housework is dangerous 😉

I hope you have got plenty of friends to help support you – I honestly wish I was closer as I have all too recent experience of injury/plaster.

I hope the pain eases soon and hopefully you’ll be able to do more things one-armed.


Vic | 05.10.12

What are we going to do with you? lol

Now you see why I never ever clean my house.

julie | 05.10.12

sending you quick healing and patience (not that i have any!) vibes. juliex

Hope you heal up quickly and don’t go too stir crazy while you’re out of action. Love and hugs xxx

Commiserations! I live in fear of doing something like this and can’t begin to imagine what a nuisance it is. I hope you heal fast and get plenty of help around the house in the meantime. Xx

Becky Joiner | 05.10.12

AHH now i have bothered to read the post i get it…but when I just saw the picture earlier this week oi thought it was a giant willy coming at you….which actually would be far funnier than your horrible fall…opps!!

Wish you better soon xxx.

Poor you. :-( Sounds awful. Fingers crossed for a swift recovery.

Honest Mum | 05.10.12

Poor you lovely lady. Wishing you a speedy recovery and thanks for the tip-the floor will never be cleaned in this house again either x

Susan Mann | 05.10.12

Huge big hugs and get better soon. Feel for you lovely x

Kelloggsville | 05.10.12

Ahh Fuddle. Poor you. I’m only just starting to regain my independence after 4 months. Putting on pants with ease was a huge milestone :) it’ll be a pain while it heals but it will happen in the end xxx

Nickie | 05.10.12

Oh no!! :( Hope it’s better soon.

Definitely proof that housework should not be attempted. I hope you feel better soon!

Rainbow Prams | 05.10.12

Oh no you poor thing! It’s just so typical, you can see it happen but think it won’t! Bless you, bring on the tea and choccies! xx

Oh noooo, how bloody awful, poor poor you.
No more beans in your household then, I’d say. Or no more mopping 😉

Anne H | 05.10.12

Oh! No! Hope you`ll feel better soon!!!

Claire Toplis | 05.10.12

I hope you get better soon.

I did my knee the other year when I slipped on a rogue carrot …

Your CommentsOh Jen, I’m so sorry (lots of experiences of family fractures here, but that sounds soo soo painful) I tripped up on pavement and damaged my knee a while ago, and that shook me considerably – the whole sensation of falling into nothing and then impact – I think one whole self’s stiff and bruised. Hope you can get through the next few weeks. I loved your pyrex dish post as as well.

Emma | 05.10.12

Oh Jen, how awful. I broke an ankle falling down the stairs some years back and it’s so frustrating not being able to do stuff normally. Come on bones, knit back together sharpish!!

Hannah | 05.10.12

Proof that housework is bad for your health!

I completely understand that frustration – I broke my wrist several times during my exam years at school and it was a nightmare.

I hope the bones knit well and you won’t need anything more gruesome xx

Mirka Moore | 05.10.12

Oh noooo, sorry to hear that. I cannot imagine how much pain you must have been through. Hope the arm heals well soon xxx

Gillian | 05.10.12

Oh Jen, I’ve just seen this, I have been behind with some of my blogs! You poor thing, how awful. I hope you make a speedy recovery and aren’t too fed up. x

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