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03 May 2012 @ 11:20 pm
Et tu, doctor? Et tu?  
I slightly damaged my Achilles tendon coming home from the gym the other night. Having gone through the multi-year peroneal tendon saga, I didn't want to wrong-foot (boom boom!) myself on this one, so I headed off to the doc when two days of rest and ice had not done the trick.

Doc: What did you do?

Me: I was crossing the road, when I realised that the car in the distance was doing 70 rather than 50, so I went to sprint the rest of the distance and I felt a little pop and there was a sudden pinching hurt, and it's not a snap, because I could still walk on it, but it hurts with shoes or boots, is fine barefoot or with mules …

Doc: That's not like you.

Me: Que?

Doc: Avoiding the car.

I'm used to this sort of abuse from my friends and family, but from my doctor? Harsh. And honestly, if I wasn't so good at getting out of the way, my dire record of being run over/into would be far worse! Tendon will be fine, BTW, just minimal running for a week or two.
 
 
 
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on May 3rd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
To be fair, he *does* sort of have a point...

I'm glad your foot will be OK, and even gladder you weren't hit!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 3rd, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
IT'S BEEN AGES SINCE THE LAST TIME!

Honestly, you're going to be 126 and at my funeral and will you be saying 'Oh her novels …'? oh no. Will you be saying 'Her literacy foundation changed lives!' oh no. Will you be saying 'And what about that time she brokered lasting peace in the Middle East …'? Of course not! It will be all, 'Heh, remember her squashy blue broke face?'

Though I tell you, this going to the gym lark has made my leaping out of the way of lunatics far more impressive. Might be up to going back to ballet next year so I can do it more artistically ;-) (And I think I may now have the full set of bung tendons in that foot ;-))
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auburnesha on May 3rd, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Okay, this is hysterical! lol How many times have you been hit by a vehicle???
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 3rd, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Not THAT many! Only about four times when I've not been in a car myself. Er, I've sort of lost count of the times when I have been in a car. None of them were my fault, I don't drive! (I think cars are attracted to me, the way dogs are. Except dogs just want an ear scratch and chin rub.)
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la_marianela_mariane on May 3rd, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm relieved to hear that you avoided the car AND that your foot will heal.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 3rd, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I am good at avoiding cars! But yes, pleased the foot is just a week or two annoyance rather than a palaver as previous tendons have been :-)
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: karen-goodface_inbetween_ on May 3rd, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
...

Everyone thinks they're a comedian! Tsk!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
I suppose that it's better he gets the jokes out of the way now and not when it's something serious or gynaecological?
Loyaulte Me Lie: tell shocolateshocolate on May 3rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Doctors aren't supposed to take the piss!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
Australians miss no opportunity for levity, the bastards! (I confess, he did very well with the delivery.)
This Girlthisgirl_is on May 3rd, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Brutal!

Glad you avoided the car! Hope the tendon heals well.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, I feel the teasing would have been FAR worse if I'd actually been run over.

Again.

XXX
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
I am sadly not impervious to cars, as history shows, but I am INCREASINGLY good at avoiding them through a cunning mix of lowering my expectations of drivers' intelligence and raising my ability to leap out of the way back to something approaching pre-1995 levels (1995 being the worst car-Brammers event).

It did well at the gym tonight: I ditched running for the stationary bike, and had a much nicer time!
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on May 3rd, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh - the giggle the doctor's comment elicited hurt my poor tummy.... at least you have a doctor who has a good understanding of your medical history :) S/he also has a wicked sense of humour.....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
He is a terrible man, really, but a good doctor, so I suppose I am stuck with him.

Sorry about straining your poor tum! *Sends it good wishes!*
theodoraleft on May 4th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
Oh dear, poor you. Mind you, I always say no good comes of going to the Gym! I'll have to make another offering to Sulis Minerva for you.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
It's my dignity that really suffered ;-)

And I am otherwise really enjoying the gym, much to my surprise, because I have previously found it vile. I think it's going to one filled with 18-25 year olds, so I can just feel like an elder stateswoman (and maybe perve on the older lads just a teeny tiny bit) while I attempt to rebuild some of my creakier bits. You won't know me the next time I am over, I shall be so bursting with health and fitness! (Or possibly limping and red-faced, which seems to be the other 50% of the time ;-))

XXX
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
*snigger*
Webb
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 4th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I thought of you straight away, young lady ;-)
Nennenenne on May 4th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Your doctor knows you. LOL
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 10th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
He does, damn him!
Jaeenchanted_jae on May 5th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
*titters inappropriately*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 10th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you and my doctor both ;-)
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on May 6th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Feel better!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 10th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
It's much better, thanks!