Life cycle


Wake up, do stuff, sleep

a never ending story

days, weeks, months the same


by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

14 thoughts on “Life cycle”

  1. I was just thinking the same thing over these past few days now that I’ve had my broken foot confirmed by X-rays, and will be forced into some changes over the next few months.

    It appears that with the Tories being in control for so long, and the standard of living in this country falling drastically for the vast majority of people, the fears of the cost of living along with the complete failure that is Brexit, the constant fear of global warming, the totally unnecessary extinction of millions of species of life upon this planet, the ongoing Covid Pandemic and obviously the shocking war in Ukraine that every single drop of mirth and fun and indeed hope has been locked away somewhere very out of reach . . .

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    1. I am genuinely sorry to hear about your foot, I didn’t know it was injured – how did that happen? If there is any help you need, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

      Times are very hard. We just have to hope things improve.

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      1. Stress fracture of a metatarsal in four different places due to walking lol . . .
        You couldn’t make it up ffs . . .

        Had to have X-rays, then wait in A&E for the fracture clinic and was then fitted with one of those boots that make walking almost impossible, especially so without crutches, driving is illegal if you’re wearing one due to Insurance being voided . . .

        I realised then the enormity of what this meant for me personally over the next three to four months

        I have a friend who works in A&E so called her to tell her what had happened and how I was feeling about it and she then chatted to a fracture specialist who thankfully called me the following day.

        He asked me long I had been walking on my broken foot before the X-rays were carried out, so I told him about three weeks, to which he then said that the bones weren’t displaced and if I can keep the boot on at home then I should be OK for the next couple of weeks to carry on walking, but far slower and with considerably less miles per day . . .
        The next X-rays will see if I can continue down that line or whether I will basically be confined to home for the foreseeable future . . .

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      1. Many thanks Scooj
        Living alone I guess I’m used to being fiercely independent and would rather try to help others than to see myself as a burden upon others but if the news is bad I may be forced to ask people for a little help from time to time . . .

        Hi Skat
        The break is a stress fracture from walking on average 9 miles a day for quite a few years now, I think it’s kind of like the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ scenario
        So it seems that sometimes even when we take care and just walk we can still injure ourselves . . .

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      2. Paul, I can’t believe you walked on it for three weeks while it was broken. You must have been in terrible pain, surely?
        As my mom used to say, “Everything in moderation”. I tend to overdo things sometimes and often end up regretting it. 😉

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  2. It took three weeks to get a telephone appointment with a Doctor, for that Doctor to then make an appointment to actually see me, and once seen for the appointment to have X-rays done at the hospital to be made, which considering how long many things take in our NHS these days probably isn’t too bad at all.
    I guess I have become so used to walking that stopping doesn’t really seem like an option for me at the moment but the pain has at times been very painful indeed.
    I’m definitely trying to walk less on it at the moment so will then see what the next round of X-rays say in about 9 or 10 days.

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      1. I really hope you’re on a waiting list mate unless you’re fortunate enough to be able to go private, waiting until something goes seriously wrong is never a good idea but with the state of our NHS at this current time that might be considered a little foolish . . .

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  3. My advice is to get yourself to your GP as soon as possible and ask for a referral to get a scan, it’s a legitimate request and at least then one day it will happen, leaving it will only make sure you have to unduly suffer perhaps until things become unbearable . . .

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