Bummer. Right now I’m the kid with the crutches. I spent some time in the hospital today due to some problems with my right foot. After a botscan they saw a stress fracture, tiny cracks in the bone. Most stress fractures are caused by overuse and repetitive activity. I need to take it easy the next 4 weeks so no more walks in the nature. That’s not a big problem; we’re still living in a lockdown (light) system and having another heatwave. So bring on the ice cream…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

119 responses

  1. Oh no….of course I suppose it could have been worse but it’s still difficult maneuvering with crutches! I had to use them for two months once and got VERY TIRED of them. Ice cream will definitely help you pass the time (with chocolate sauce of course!). Be careful – let it heal well!

    Hugs, Pam (and Doctor Teddy)

    • Hi Pam. I’m not a big fan of crutches. I remember Mr. Bowie was afraid of them, each time my sister came to visit me on her crutches. But Jimi doesn’t mind me walking around on crutches.
      I’m sure we’re going to share a lot of ice cream the next 4 weeks… 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Bernadette. I haven’t touched my bike this year. I preferred to do everything on foot. But now I’m back in my car because I need to go check my dad twice a day at least…

  2. Oh noooo! I hope you have someone who can bring things to you while you stay home and get that all healed. Watch out Jimi doesn’t get underfoot and cause you issues with your crutches. Stay well and get all fixed up.

    • Thank you so much for your concern, my friend! I got things covered. I still need to go outside (in my car) because I have to go to check out how my dad is getting through his day…
      I stopped the pain medication today, so I’m moving in the right direction (slowly)…

    • Thank you so much! I don’t like the crutches and try to leave them alone. But sometimes I need to use them.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  3. You need to have Jimi lie on your foot and purr. His purring will help with healing. Ice cream and iced espresso are in order also.

      • Purring does promote healing. A cat’s purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20-140 HZ, which are frequencies shown to increase healing in broken bones, strained tendons and injured joints. Cats broken bones heal much more quickly than other animals from their purring. Their purring can help people’s bones heal, also.

          • Ice your foot then maybe Jimi will find your cold foot an enticing place to lie on and purr ever so silently. Lola would lie on my bad shoulder and purr. Her purrs were much more effective than physical therapy. Ice, ice cream and iced espresso will do you a lot of good.

            • I’m going to give it a try tomorrow. I do believe his purrs would heal my foot much quicker… And I also agree with your last conclusion in the comment…

    • Oh yes, I’m sure I can bribe Jimi with ice cream on my foot…
      It’s a bit difficult for the moment. Jimi wants to play constantly, but I can’t move around in a normal way. Thank goodness we’re in a heatwave so he’s looking for cool spots for his naps…

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend! 4 weeks… well, if there’s enough ice cream, it won’t be a big problem… 😉

  4. So sorry to hear such news Herman. I hope you will let Jimii do all the athletic stuff for a while. Please take care and get well soon. My One of my favorite hot weather treats id coffee ice cream. Even when it’s scorching I still want coffee.

    • Hi Angela. Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern! I’m following you on the coffee ice cream part… Jimi will go for the vanilla ice cream!

      • use heavy cream in my coffee sometimes. My cat Mo will often drink a little, but I’m quick to snatch it away. I give him his “cream treat”, a teaspoon or so in a little dish. Coffee is for humans only!

    • Hi Julie. Thank you so much for your kind words and concern! I’m sure Jimi will join me for ice cream the following 4 weeks… He prefers vanilla but I’ll go for the coffee flavour.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Kelly. I stopped the pain medication today and switched over to 50(!) cc’s of chocolate. I love to see things big… 😉
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern, my dear friend! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Christine. Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. Jimi’s taking good care of me but unfortunately, he doesn’t understand I can’t play with him right now. He loves to play hide and seek, and run around in the house. But I have to stay in my chair… and have espressos or ice cream… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!

  5. Indeed what a bummer, Herman. Your crutches look almost like the legs of a tripod…….well that’s the photographer vision within me…..How about an “espresso icecream wrap” around your ankle it will cool it down…. just kidding… wish you a successful recovery, a lot of resting is the way to healing , that may take some patience , take good care of yourself my friend.

    • Hi Cornelia. Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. It’s a real bummer I can’t move around easily. Like you said, I have to be patient and sit this one out. Jimi doesn’t understand that I can’t play with him in the morning like we used to do (running around and play hide and seek).
      Thanks for the “espresso ice-cream wrap” idea, guess I need to try this out…

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  6. There is a dietary supplement called microcrystalline hydroxyapatite. I don’t know what the availability is in the EU, but I’ve recommended it to clients with stress fractures or worse for decades. One was a colleague 8 years older than me with diagnosed bone loss (osteopenia). Hit on a bike and broken tibia in five places. Her surgeon said she healed “pristine” and perfect. If I found I had a stress fracture I would take it, actually as an Old Babe I do anyway. Get better.

    • Thank you so much for this useful information. I’m going to check out some websites of local drug and food supplement stores. Maybe it’s a good extra for all the espressos and ice cream I’m having right now… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    • Thank you so much, Takami! I’m enjoying the company of Jimi, but unfortunately, he also wants to play with me… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  7. Oh Herman, I’m sorry. Nevertheless, I wish you many nice hours in your house and garden with Jimi. I hope Jimi can open the freezer and get you some ice. Love to you and your friend Jimi, Susanne

    • Hi Susanne. Thank you so much for your kind words and concern. Let’s hope Jimi wants to share the ice cream with me when he opens the freezer… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

  8. I have stress fractures way back when when I ran Track & Field. I am sorry you have one. Make sure you rest it, ingest plenty of calcium, and have adequate Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 (the form that helps get calcium into bones).

    All of us here wish you a speedy recovery!

    • Hi Lavinia. Thanks for the useful info and your kind comment. I’m going to the drug store next Monday to buy some calcium food supplements. In combination with ice cream it will have a positive effect…

      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my dear friend! Jimi sends his regards to all the cats on the Farm!

      • Beware of overdosing with calcium, as in excess, it can cause kidney stones and plate out in your arteries along with cholesterol. It’s one of the “just right” things. Hopefully you have had some blood work to see what you blood levels are, and have taken a good look at diet to see what your rough daily intake of calcium is. Here is a good research article on calcium and vitamin K2 from the National Institute of Health.

        Best to you and Jimi from all of us here!

  9. I’m sorry to hear about your foot. I understand because my wife has been battling pain in her right foot for several years due to gout caused by a genetic problem that causes her to produce too much uric acid, even though she does everything right with her diet. Now the pain has come to stay.

  10. I guess that puts you on the injured list for awhile. Hopefully, you won’t be waived during the interim (lol). 😉

    My doctor wife would say, “Elevate your foot to prevent any kind of swelling too.” My daughters would give the same advice, “You would want to get your riding boots on and off.” (Oh, wait, you don’t ride horses, or do you?) As third year med students, they would offer it up as a suggestion (not allowed to give any medical advice yet). I have my advice, but it’s for mature audiences, lol. 🙂

    It’s plenty of ice cream, preferably homemade, and Jimi on the lap.

    • Loved your great comment, David. Always handy to have medical experts following my blog… 😉
      To be honest, I prefer your own personal advice (ice cream yeah!) but unfortunately, due to the heatwave Jimi prefers to sleep on the cool floor.

        • Hahaha… I’m still waiting for the results of the Cat-scan but Jimi is very busy due to the Covid-19 situation… 😉

    • Thank you so much, Crystal! I will follow your advice about the ice cream, especially now we’re having a heatwave…

    • Hi Nia. Thank you so much for your kind words and concern!
      Hope you’re okay. Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

  11. That is a bummer, Herman. I hope your foot heals up quickly but until then, enjoy the ice cream and a little down time. Jimi will appreciate you staying in out of the heat with him.

    • Hi Mary. Yes, it’s way too hot outside and we’re staying indoors. Jimi goes out for a walk in the garden at 7 AM but joins me inside for the rest of the day.
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern, my friend!

  12. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this! We’re on our feet all day, without even thinking of it, so I hope you can manage to rest and let your foot heal.
    I like how Jimi is checking out the crutches! and enjoy your ice cream. 😀

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! Thank goodness we have ice cream, it helps us to get through hard and painful times… 😉

    • Hahaha… well, I’ll have to admit I’m probably exaggerating a little bit. I’m not having ice cream every day. Maybe ‘almost’ every day… 😉

    • Hahaha… Thanks for your kind comment. I wish they payed me just like a Champions League top trainer. I would buy much more ice cream for my recovery… 😉

    • Hi Christine. I’m still so so… My right foot is getting better and heals good but my left foot is not so good. I still have to wait for 3 or 4 weeks and take it easy (and have ice cream everyday, calcium, you know…).
      Thank you so much for your concern. I’m catching up with movies and watching live football on TV. Thank goodness Jimi’s keeping me company…

      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!

    • Hi Hedy. Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern!
      Wishing you a wonderful week! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. My right foot is healing well but unfortunately, my left foot is showing the same problems. I guess I have to be very patient and take it easy the next 4 weeks… So more ice cream will be necessary… 😉

    • Thank you so much for your support, my friend! You are so right, I consider myself very lucky with the company of a furry nurse…

  13. Oh Herman, hope you are on the mend by now. Crutches are not fun. I wonder what Jimi thinks about you using crutches?
    Ice cream is a good medicine. Keep taking it. Get well soon.

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