Ow. Ow. And then some

Today, I went and had my booster shot for people with chronic health conditions. The woman administrating it looked at my birth year and said, “Why are you here?” I responded, “Stroke survivor.”, “That’s good,” she said, and then corrected herself, “I don’t mean good in that way.”. Afterwards, I thought, no she was right the first time, I am a survivor, that’s good.

When I got home, I decided to go mushroom foraging with this dog I now have. As I am not instinctively a dog owner, I don’t think, I’ll take the dog out for a walk, I think instead, I’m going for a walk, so I might as well take the dog. There is a rather clear distinction here for me.

We went for a good walk. She got muddy paws, and I breathed in the fresh country air. All worthwhile. She got rather muddy paws, so I let her dip in the duck pond to wash off all the mud.

I was just about to get home when all of a sudden I felt myself lifted from the ground. I flew through the air, and landed directly on my shoulder onto stark gravel. My feet actually left the ground, with the sharp impact all being focussed on my shoulder when I crashed down. I let out a loud grunting, yawp which my partner heard from inside the house. “Are you all right?” she called.

Am I all right? Crikey. I didn’t have a moment to react. I was on the ground faster than I could even turn my head to realise what had just happened. This dog had spied a peacock. The peacock had darted, and Molly (the dog) took chase. Her velocity was so increased that my feet left the ground. It was just like Looney Tunes, or Whacky Races. I near started to panic because my stroke was trauma caused, my neck had been compromised.

Upstairs, I lay on the couch and requested large quantities of brandy. My partner is going out tonight to see the fireworks. I am currently in bed, now writing this ode to pain. At last, a pain that isn’t associated with my brain. Although, it hurts severely. I have previously endured two cracked ribs because of this pup, possibly now, a fractured shoulder. My cats aren’t capable of such antics, yet, I enjoy this dog too.

To be frank, I am looking for sympathy, I am in a lot of pain.

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@Rups lots of sympathy heading your way. That sounds mega painful & i really hope you haven’t fractured your shoulder & that you dont feel worse tomorrow; which can sometimes happen if you’re badly bruised.

I am a cat, not dog person too although I think you do (or did) have a soft spot for Molly.

Look after yourself xx

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Diolch @Mrs5K, I am currently bed bound, and feeling sorry for myself.

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You have my sympathy . Poor you. I am a dog person and am currently dog sitting because of the fireworks. The radio is loud with music. So far so good. Fingers crossed. Lilian

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Shwmae Lilian, I hope your dogs are well behaved. Mine is, but she’s just a pup but a rather large sized dog. She’s half my weight, and growing! Her, swimming in the duckpond today.

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Shwmae Loraine, diolch yn fawr. Aye, I got it. Nay, not pushing my cats out ever, despite loving animals and insects equal, I’m wrecked. Molly, is a pest with the cats but getting better. Horace has taught her that too much investigation results in a quick swipe of sharp claws. Daisy just looks on with disdain. Daisy might be thinking, “That thing again, causing trouble again.” Diolch for your flowers, I got hurt badly. The brandy was for Christmas but got opened earlier!

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Oh @Loshy,I am pleased, I don’t play Rugby, as I feel this is the spot of bother they get themselves into regularly. I take my poison with adjudication. :wine_glass: :beers:

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Shwmae Mark, no it isn’t enough!! I need to bulk up more to compete with this pup. I have Snickers, Double Decker, and Mars lined up. See who wins :smile: By gosh, I flew. Special medicine limited, wife won’t allow it.

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Aye, painful. I don’t know what may be fractured, but what would they know at the hospital that we can’t work out for ourselves? :grin:, anyhow, there is a brilliant track by Harry Nilsson, put the lime in the coconut …

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So sorry @Rups to read this and wish you a speedy recovery. Molly reacted as any dog would.

Firstly, regarding your COVID booster, your experience annoyed me. They have no right to question why you are there from your age. It’s happened to others I know too :rage:

Secondly, please get your shoulder X-rayed as it could be fractured. My late husband (he survived his stroke for 5 months but that’s a very long story :broken_heart::sleepy:) fractured his when he missed the last 2 steps on the stairs. That was a couple of years before his stroke. He refused to go to A&E for 3 days and narrowly missed needing it operating on. His arm was in a sling for 3 months and he never fully regained total movement. As your balance post stroke may be affected please take care.

I hope no-one minds me being on this group still as I do get comfort in hearing how you are all doing. Sadly for me Bill’s stroke was during COVID so he didn’t get the post stroke rehabilitation (speech therapy, occupational therapy etc he needed). I wish you all and your families) well.

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@Maz as you will discover you are very welcome here. Equally welcome is your input. Never feel there is no place here for you.
Thank you for taking part, we value what you have to offer.

my motto applies just as much to you . . .

Keep on keepin’ on

:smiley:

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@Loshy thank you for your reply. Sadly Bill died in January 2021 :broken_heart:

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@Bobbi thank you that means a lot.

@Maz welcome but so sorry to hear your husband pased away. How very sad. You are always very welcome here & i hope you find some comfort from being hete.

Sending my very best wishes to you.

Ann xx

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@Rups how are you doing this morning? Really hope you’re not too sore from your tumble. Did you get your shoulder checked?

Best wishes.

Ann xx

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@Mrs5K thank you for your kind words they mean a lot.

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@Loshy thank you so much. I wish I’d found the forum when he had his stroke it would have helped a lot. Love reading all your posts.

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I hope you’re feeling better this morning @Rups although I suspect not. Wishing you a speedy recovery :pray:

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Hello @Rups. I’ve only just seen this. Really hope it’s just bruised and you manage some rest with it. Bless her, Molly is not doing alot to endear herself to you is she? Get well sentiments flying across to you, Julia x

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Hi Rups. Fortunately Ludo is not too big. He is a Border Collie and very well behaved. He is my son’s dog but we see him every day and often look after him. I hope you are recovering from your fall. Lilian

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