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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

So lve been laid up - 2 Sat nights ago l was out with the girls we were dancing and l fell - landed on my bum thought nothing of it - all last week my back got worse so l ended up in A&E on Monday - had it x-rayed nothing fractured luckily just severe bruising to lower spine muscles.

Got up Tues morn for work and was feeling much better could walk easier etc. So was driving to my first appointment, stopped behind a red van at traffic lights. The van had over shot the white line at the traffic lights but was in no way obstructing anyone, but for some reason he decides to reverse into me(he didnt see me!) so l see him coming l bang on the horn but no he slaps into me (plus he had a tow bar) so my wee bumper is cracked and it jarred my back and now lm off work not able to drive for a few days as l need to rest my back and lm going mental!! Sitting working at a computer isnt great as it puts presure on my back so lm trying to lie about but lm bored senseless!!

Anyway thats why lve been quiet!!

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Geez Purdy, sorry to hear that. However, if you join the newly formed "Church of Budding Members" we will pray for you. Entry into the body of the church is only 50 pounds*. We will be happy to arrange the baptism**. Keep fighting the good fight sister.

  • salvation not incuded
  • *ingestion of holy water may cause irreversible kidney and liver damage
3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Er thanks Mikey - lm not a huge fan of organised religion so l will skip if thats ok!! But good luck with your church!!

Im sure the Ibruleive Gel stuff lve been slapping on will work eventually!!

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Oh my poor child! I can see Satan has you in his grasp, and he is SQUEEZING! It'll be 75 pounds to release you.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Purdy, Purdy, Purdy... Stiletto heels and dancing don't go well together!!

So sorry to hear of your injuries!! One thing that may help relieve a bit of the pain (besides drugs and martinis) is a shower. Seriously. Stand with the water spraying your back. Start with hot water and turn it up as warm as you can handle. Do that for 5 minutes. At the end of that time, turn the temp down as cold as you can handle and let that go for 5 minutes. Repeat the process 4-5 times (ending the session on hot) or for however long your hot water lasts. (It flushes the lactic acid out of the muscles which is what causes the muscles to tighten and remain that way. It also will help with the bruising.)

Slap some more Ibruleive Gel on it and pour yourself a martini. It will give you salavation and rid you of Satan for free.

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

No it won't - only the Church of Budding Membership can save her! Quickly, this offer can't last forever!

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Oh, dear! Neal tells me a night out in Belfast isn't complete without some girl walking home crying with her shoes in her hands. But your story takes the cake!

Rest up and post away! We'll be...er...here for you...posting to keep you...um...company! Not escaping work at all! You know, if you put your computer screen sideways you can lie in bed and type all day...

8. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Sorry to hear about that Heath,
Hope you get up and running asap :)

9. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Sorry to hear that, Purdy. The weekend's coming up, so hopefully you'll get more time to rest your back and take it easy.

Get better soon! :)

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Oh, dear! Neal tells me a night out in Belfast isn't complete without some girl walking home crying with her shoes in her hands. But your story takes the cake!

I bounced when l fell!! Up and down again really quickly!! It was such a good night!! Well they say alcohol numbs the pain!!

Will definately try the shower thing though!!