"The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry" - Robert Burns - my broken ankle

The Best Laid Plans…My Injury

"The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry" - Robert Burns - my broken ankle
How true this is!

Many of you will know (or seen) I have recently fractured my ankle playing netball (I only got about 2 minutes of game time too!! boo!) – it was an all round ouch! I waited to write this post until I knew the full extent of what I have done and the recovery required  and in the mean time I have done some A+ moaning about it.

 What I have done (Update):

After my latest appointment things actually started to look up when I was told that I have a “stable fracture” meaning that it wouldn’t take as long in a cast (only 4-6 weeks woop woop) However they then told me it is going to take around 12 months before I can play netball or run properly again which is a real pain considering!

the different stages of my broken ankle
The different stages so far…

I’m not going to lie it has put me on a serious downer and has impacted every single part of my life in some way so far…

  • I like to plan my blog posts for the month – this month they were all fitness and running related (0_0 naturally) so they will now be injury and recovery related (must get thinking cap on)
  • I had sporting events planned for the entire summer running season – 14 x 10k’s, 2x half marathons, a netball tour and two netball summer seasons – none of those will be happening and I will be in plaster for most of the events during summer (and physio/recovery for the rest)
  • I was going abroad this year (first time in 3 years) but since I will still have a cast on and won’t be able to swim (and will literally be like boil in a bag cast) i’ve decided to give that a miss too until I can really enjoy it.
  • Parkrun’s , swimming and weekend run’s as a family are also out
  • The nursery trip that we walk 3 times a week (it’s about 2 and a half miles) is also out.

Overall it has been a pretty crappy couple of weeks and I am a bit of a dolly downer on the subject! The joy of blogging is that I can write all about it – (what else am I going to do? i’m in bed for about 12 hours a day at least so far!)

I can’t promise this will be the last negative post on the subject, but I can promise they won’t all be this moany :p I know it could be worse – and I know that some people have it harder than me, but it hurts and i’m angry so I am going to moan anyway! Being thankful is tomorrow’s goal – today it’s being a moany cow!

Rant over (I hope)

What defines us is how well we rise after we have been knocked down. - my broken ankle

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Written by Charlotte

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  • chickenruby (#)
    April 15th, 2016

    sorry to hear about your break and I’m amazed at how long the recovery time is until you can run and play netball again. Will you still be going along to support the events? Maybe as a volunteer and see the sport from another angle to blog about

  • Debbie (#)
    April 13th, 2016

    Hi Charlotte, you go ahead and rant, I find it very cathartic. I did my ankle last November and whilst I am running again now, it’s still short and slow. However walking is fine.

    My heart goes out to you as exercise and getting out and about is obviously important to you and twelve months not doing what you enjoy can be a downer.

    It’s a shame you have to cancel your holiday abroad too, but it’s probably wise if you can’t enjoy it like you’d want to.

    I hope you are a fast healer and that twelve months is actually only twelve!


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  • sarah (#)
    April 8th, 2016

    Gosh, I am so sorry about your injury. That truly sucks and it would get me down, too! *hugs* Sending you healing vibes. xx

  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy (#)
    April 7th, 2016

    Oh no lovely!! What a disaster, that looks so sore! It’s good it’s not a bad fracture but a year is a long time to wait to run & play again. I love the last quote – we should keep that in mind on a daily basis! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles x

  • Idaintyit (#)
    April 6th, 2016

    Oh no! Poor you, I have had a crappy week too! They say things come in 3’s and this week that couldn’t be more true for us. I hope you have a speedy recovery

  • Silly Mummy (#)
    April 5th, 2016

    Oh no, poor you! Glad it’s a stable fracture, but still so annoying to not be able to take part in your plans for so long! #AnythingGoes

  • Emma @ From Aldi To Harrods (#)
    April 5th, 2016

    Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope your recovery goes well and you don’t feel too down about it.

  • Mackenzie Glanville (#)
    April 5th, 2016

    Being injured really does affect our mood, it is hard to be positive when you can’t enjoy what you are passionate about. Sending well wishes and thank you for linking up #candidcuddles

  • Angela at Daysinbed (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Sorry to hear about your injury. Having injuries and or illness can really screw up plans big time and we then have to adapt. Good luck with healing. Angela from Daysinbed

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Oh no! I hope you feel better and get everything fixed 🙂 H x

  • Rachel (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Oh gosh poor you, I do hope your foot is on the mend soon *ouch* x

  • Regina L. L. Wells (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Charlotte, so sorry. This is crappy, I know. At least it’s not as bad as it could be as you pointed out. Hopefully, the time will fly by for you and you find other things to interest and occupy you in the interim. Wishing you the absolute best!! #AnythingGoes

  • Fashion and Style Police (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Wow sorry to hear about your fracture. I hope you are up playing netball soon.

  • Mrs Taylor (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    ouch! what a pain literally!! I spent a lot of time unwell last year so I can totally sympathise especially as you are such an active person it must be so frustrating. love the quote. #candidcuddles

  • Sarah Bailey (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Oh no what a nightmare with your fracture! Yay for the shorter time in a cast though.

  • Kate (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    Oh no – poor you. Hope you manage to be spoilt during your recovery!

  • Random Musings (#)
    April 4th, 2016

    It really has affected so many areas of your life, I don’t blame you for wanting a good moan! I hope it’s not too painful and that your recovery goes well
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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