Wednesday 24 October 2018

X-rays and broken bones. #Blogtober18

Throughout October I will be joining in with Big Family Organised Chaos and her linky for Blogtober18. Today's prompt is: X-rays and broken bones.

I have had way more x-rays than broken bones but I have had my fair share of them too. I was a clumsy child who used to fall off horses a lot. lol

The first time I broke my arm. I fell down the stairs when I was about 3 years old. I don't remember doing it but I remember sitting on the sofa eating cereal waiting for my parents to come in from work to take me from the hospital. My grandad got a telling off from my aunt for letting me eat in case I needed surgery. Oops. 

A few years later just fell over when walking and fractured my other arm. I remember that I didn't make a big deal out of it and wanted to play at the park and did. It was only later that evening I complained about my arm being sore and my dad took me to A&E.

Between the ages of about 9 and 15 I could quite easily be at the hospital at least once every 6 months or so. I was good at horse riding but would often get too cocky while on a horse. Going too fast around corners, jumping jumps which were too high, riding naughty horses I shouldn't really have been riding. I was sent on my way usually after having an x-ray.

The worst fall I had was off a horse who decided he'd had enough of me on his back and went galloping off while bucking and kicking. I fell and got my foot stuck in the stirrup and was dragged for a few metres. My leg ended up being fine but I broke a rib due to the horse kicking me. There is no quick fix like a plaster for a broken rib. I just had to grin and bear it and not laugh too much.

I ended up breaking my nose when I was a teenager. I ran into some face high scaffolding. An x-ray showed a broken nose but there was nothing which could be done. I just had to grin and bear it. Two black eyes meant that I had a couple of days off school so it wasn't all bad.

The kids have had quite a few x-rays too. Ellie had plenty when she broke her fingers after getting them jammed in a door and then both of the girls had chest x-rays when they had their heart surgeries. Becky has also had a couple more after falling off her scooter on the way home from school and landing on her face and when she fell over at school  a good few years ago and they thought she had broke a bone in her hand. She hadn't. I knew she hadn't because she was not in any pain. She just has bony hands. lol We of course took her to hospital to get checked out.

It's been a long time since we've had any x-rays and I hope it stays like that. Have you had many x-rays or broken bones?


  1. Gosh, you've all done well at your X-Rays!

  2. Blimey, your family must be glowing with radiation! I can't believe you kept getting on horses after falling so often, you are much braver than me. Fingers crossed you don't have to deal with any more broken bones xx

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