Best Foot Forward

  flycatcher1 18 Jan 13

FE We all hope that you are now able to put your Best Foot Forward.

I have often put my foot in it, so I am told, but I have never required Hospital treatment - yet.

  Forum Editor 18 Jan 13

Thank you for asking.

Four screws now removed from the foot, and apparently all has healed as it should. I have two new wounds, and must wear the air-boot for another two weeks. Then the stitches come out, and I will be signed off. I'm told I'll be walking properly in three weeks, albeit with a slight limp. The limp may hang around for a few months, but then I'll be back where I was last September, when the accident happened.

If anyone is remotely interested this is what happened

  Flak999 18 Jan 13

Looks complicated! How did you do it?

  chub_tor 18 Jan 13

"Lisfranc joint fracture–dislocations and sprains can be caused by high-energy forces in motor vehicle crashes, industrial accidents and falls from high places."

So which one was it FE? Are you an Extreme Sports nut?

  alB* 18 Jan 13

"I'll be back where I was last September, when the accident happened" ...If I where you, I wouldn't go back there again...wherever it was !! ...alB

  caccy 18 Jan 13

F.E. Pictures nearly put me off my lovely warming stew that I'm just about to eat!

  BT 18 Jan 13

Lots pf big words but I suppose it all boils down to the fact that you broke some bones in your foot :o(

  Forum Editor 18 Jan 13


Looks complicated! How did you do it?

Imagine the trunk of a small oak tree, about three metres long and a foot in diameter. It's in my garden on a pair of wooden X trestles about three feet high, and I'm sawing it into 18" sections to split into logs for burning.

As I sawed away,one of the trestles was quietly coming apart, and suddenly collapsed, dumping one end of the tree trunk onto my left foot, crushing it.

I ended up with some broken and dislocated bones, and a foot that rapidly became very swollen. I was in hospital for eight days while the swelling was reduced, so they could operate and insert four screws to hold everything in place so the foot could heal.Six weeks in a plaster cast and crutches, followed by another six weeks in a plastic air boot up to the knee.

Screws now removed, airboot for a further two weeks, and if all goes well I'll be walking unaided again by first week in February.

  rdave13 18 Jan 13

Forum Editor , don't blame yourself. No one would actually stop and check the tools were safe to use before using them. A human failing. The penalty for not doing it was very painful no doubt.

Hope you're back to normal faster than forecasted.

  Flak999 18 Jan 13

Forum Editor


You could have been doing that job a hundred times and the stump would have missed your foot when the trestle broke! I always think that fate is a strange thing, some people play the lottery where the chances are fourteen million to one against you winning the jackpot.

Much the same odds as a person being struck by lightning, one toss of the coin and heads your a rich man, another toss and it's tails and your burnt to a crisp!

It's a funny old world! (hope your on the mend very soon!)

  Chegs ®™ 19 Jan 13

Ouch,hope all is well soon.

I've dropped all manner of large heavy objects on my feet over the years & have never done any more damage than severe bruising.I did once manage a sprained ankle from kneeling in an armchair watching out the window one night trying to catch the culprit who kept vandalising my car,when after kneeling for several hours I got up only to discover I'd "pins & needles" in both legs and turned an ankle as soon as I tried to walk.That took months to cease hurting when walking.


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