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If you follow me on social media then you will already know that last week I broke my toe. It was pretty uneventful enough and in fact it was pretty damn stupid...I was cleaning the bathroom whilst pickle and the puppy were playing and Pickle called me. I spun round to see what was happening and as I did I smashed my foot against the sticky out part of our L shaped bath. The pain was pretty horrendous. I honestly thought I was going to pass out or be sick but thought I had just really badly bruised my foot. It was only when I looked down at my foot and saw that one toe was poking a different way to all the others that I realised I may have done a little more than just bruised it. Fast forward a couple of hours and a trip to A&E later and it turns out I had broken my toe and would be on crutches for a couple of days. I didn't think much more of it and thought after a few days of rest it would all be okay. I was sooooo wrong!!!!

Yesterday I had a follow up appointment at the hospital. I honestly thought that I would go in and they would say 'Yep...it's all fine...your over reacting about how much it hurts...you need to use it more even thought it hurts...basically get on with it and stop being a baby''. What actually happened was that the Doctor said it was a nasty break, it would be really painful, it would take at least 6 weeks to heal fully and I needed to be signed off of work for 3 WEEKS to rest it!

3 WEEKS?!?!??!?

I nearly fell off my chair when he said that. 3 weeks for a broken toe?!? I couldn't believe what I was hearing and I don't think hubby could either. What on earth am I suppose to do for 3 weeks??? I am only on day 4 of rest and I am already bored out of my brains. I have watched 6 films, watched 1 TV series and written 3 blog posts when all I really want to do is go to work, cook dinner, go to the gym and clean my house. I have never been the type of person to lounge around doing nothing so this is seriously killing me!

So for the next 3 weeks I am housebound (unless someone drives me somewhere as I am not allowed to drive). Pickle is still going to be going to my Mum and my MIL like he does when I am at work so for 3 days out of the 7 I am on my own so need some ideas. What TV series would you recommend? Any X-box games you play? I've got a couple of books I want to read but apart from that I am pretty stuck.

Give me your top tips to combat boreham please!!!!!


  1. Ouch! I'm not one to sit still either but I have chronic fatigue and chronic pain so sometimes I have to. When I'm laid up I mostly read books, write, organise family life, catch up on missed text messages etc, or research things of interest, like local historical sites or periods in history that I don't know much about. I hope the pain eases quickly for you!

  2. Ouuuchhh! That sounds super painful! We've started re-watching Always Sunny in Philadelphia if that's your sort of thing? We think it's so funny!
    Hope you recover soon!

    Sarah | www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

  3. Oh nooooooo!!!!!!! That sounds so painful. Looks like us adults need milestone cards... "today I broke my toe!"

    I hope you have a speedy recovery ��

  4. Oh gosh hunny.
    Such a simple thing whixh we've all done so many times.

    Hoping the pain eases enough for you to at least enjoy a forced rest