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The dangers of gardening

Two weeks ago I was potting up some plants in my garden. I walked across the garden and tripped over something. As I fell I thought lucky I am carrying something because when people fall and put their arms out to save themselves, they break their arms. As I hit the ground I heard/felt a pop. Wiggled my ankles, knees, hips and then realised I couldn't move my right arm. I managed to dislocate my right shoulder. I'm stuffed for doing much for the next couple of weeks image



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,936

    Bless you!  Get well soon ((hugs)) 

    I fell and broke my wrist last September - a total PITA!!!   But at least it was autumn not spring - you must be feeling sooooooooo frustrated!!!  Wish I could help ... image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Oh poor you. I've never broken anything (touch wood) but I've pricked my eye, once on a yucca and another time on a bag of compost. I looked liked a vampire both times.

    Hope your shoulder is better soon.


  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    Sorry to hear that...get well soon

    Instal 3G astro grass as it helps you bounce back when you fall on it image

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    Gardens are dangerous places! Poor you, I hope it heals quickly for you.

    can you delegate whilst sitting in a safe place sipping a chilled refreshment?

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • OldtykeOldtyke Posts: 155

    Oh big sympathy! Dislocations can be very nasty as they damage alot of soft tissue. Did they reduce it quickly?


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987

    Tough time of year to be laid up, there is so much to do at the moment.  Use friend and family sympathy to get some help with the hard labor.  

    Utah, USA.
  • Aw sorry to hear that, it should be a lesson to us all to be careful ... I put my back out with some over zealous weeding the other day... should have warmed up first lol imageagony!

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,705

    Ouchimage Hope you feel better soon.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • image ditto for opening poster!

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