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Injured myself today

MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
I actually am disgusted with people today. 

Someone barged passed me so fast that I was sent flying over some steps and landed on concrete flooring. 

I’ve hurt my knee, ripped my pants and my knee looks a mess. Ashamed to admit it too but think it was the shock I actually got up and walked away and cried. 

Not one person helped me!!! 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,471 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm really sorry to hear this @MarkN88 try and take it easy :heart:
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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,163 Pioneering
    Oh no @MarkN88, are you ok? can u walk with your injured knee? There some arrogant people about, sorry no-one helped you.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,276 Disability Gamechanger
    Really sorry to hear this and hope you are OK 

    It's awful nobody came to help I wonder if you stayed on the ground anyone would have come to help you ? 

    Take care and if you have any concerns get medical attention
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,889 Disability Gamechanger
    People don't seem to care about people these days x
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,798 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear that Mark and hope you are ok? I'm sorry nobody stopped to help you, perhaps we've always been lucky but when I have had a seizure outside we have been overwhelmed by people offering help.

    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    edited April 23
    Thanks everyone. I think I hit more places than I thought, I seem to be sore all over. No doubt I’ll be covered in bruises. 

    It just seemed to shake me and I got very emotional. 

    I’m home safe now. 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 868 Pioneering
    Hi Mark. So sorry to hear that it’s awful nobody helped you.

    A soak in a hot bath might help to relax you. Take care 
  • Welshjayne2021Welshjayne2021 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    So sorry to hear that Mark.  People can be so careless.  Hope you’re ok!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,087

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    Oh no @MarkN88! I hope you're feeling a little better now? 

    Make sure you keep any cuts or grazes nice and clean, and put some ice on any swelling. Of course if you think you've badly hurt yourself, go and get checked out by a doctor. 
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    @Tori_Scope

    Thanks. I’ve cleaned it up. I’ve taken quite a bit of skin off so trying to keep it clean as been a type one diabetic I’m prone to infection more and healing takes longer. 

    If it starts looking bad or anything I will try and book in with the nurse practitioner. 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Inconsiderate people do my head in, probably one of my biggest bugbears.  Don't understand how they seem completely oblivious to the impact they're having on others!

    Where was this out of interest?  I'm surprised anyone was so close during the pandemic!

    I do wonder if the Covid risk also put bystanders off helping you up.  Though they could have at least asked if you were ok.  I must admit, I have thought twice about helping people myself over the last year, and then ruminated over whether I should have should have helped or not afterwards.  (None of which were injury or life & death scenario's in fairness.)
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    It was on a street coming from a LIDL. You go down a few steps to get onto the road leading back to mine. It was clear going down and just as I stepped onto the first step this lad came from behind and barged passed and I went flying. 

    There was no one next to me but plenty passing the road that I basically fell next to. 

    I know covid would probably have me thinking twice too but I would at least keep my two meters distance and ask someone if they were alright and if they had injured themselves badly if they needed an ambulance if I had seen it happen. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,063 Disability Gamechanger
    Just saw your post as I had my son & his wife around in the garden yesterday. I'm sorry for what happened, & that no-one came to at least ask if you were alright. I hope your skin heals up OK. I'm like you as far as my skin goes, everything takes much longer to heal due to having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so I appreciate your concerns.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,276 Disability Gamechanger
    @MarkN88 keep the wounds clean pur some antiseptic cream on and a dressing 

    Any signs of redness , if it feels hot to touch or you start to feel unwell get medical help 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,163 Pioneering
    How are you now @MarkN88 hope your not too sore, 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    @Sandy_123 yes that’s mainly the issue, although I’ve discovered I’m sore in more places than I first thought. 

    Both my knees but mainly my left, down my leg and into my ankle and also my left arm. 

    I think I’ve ended up on my left side more. 
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,163 Pioneering
    @MarkN88 hopefully it heals soon and you feel better, don't let this put you off going out, just one idiot amongst thousand nicer people
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    edited April 25
    Sandy_123 said:
    @MarkN88 hopefully it heals soon and you feel better, don't let this put you off going out, just one idiot amongst thousand nicer people
    Yeah. I don’t know why but the whole incident just shook me right up. Took ages for me to calm myself down and stop feeling emotional. 
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,163 Pioneering
    @MarkN88 it was probably the shock of it all. Specially falling down steps 
  • Caz_ScopeCaz_Scope Posts: 578

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    Hello @MarkN88

    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent experience. That's just not on, is it!

    I think we can all well understand and empathise with you as to why it's taken a while to come to and calm down from that. How are you getting on today? Hopefully, some of the shock has passed? Though even that can have quite a significant impact and leave you feeling a bit worse for wear for a while sometimes. It might take a little bit longer for some of the anger and frustration to wear off though.  :s

    Rest up and try to take it easy today, if you can. And please do make sure you're keeping an eye on those injuries. Is there anything you can do to try and take your mind off things, maybe? Apart from maybe penning a sternly worded letter and sending that in to your local newspaper?!? You never know. That might be something you feel like doing to get things off your chest! ;)
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    Just been resting on the sofa, keeping it all clean, elevating my leg and reading. 
  • Caz_ScopeCaz_Scope Posts: 578

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    That's good to hear @MarkN88

    What's your reading material for today? Is it the Sunday newspapers, or a good book?
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear about the accident and that no one helped you, that is shameful behaviour in my opinion.

    I have to agree with @woodbine that I have usually seen people step in to help when someone has an accident or is taken ill in a public place. I am really surprised that no one bothered to help. I like to think @overlyanxious has a point that the pandemic has dissuaded people from getting too close to others and its not just ignorance but maybe that's being optimistic.

    I hope you have been taking it easy.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    Just an update:

    I contacted 111 who assessed me as needing to be seen in the urgent care centre which is next to the local A&E. When I got there they had received no information from 111 so said I would need to go through A&E so that’s what I did.

    I was triaged and told to go over to minor injuries where I saw a nurse practitioner.

    To be honest she didn’t seem too interested or bothered. She said her best guess was soft tissue damage and to rest and take paracetamol.

    I did explain that’s what I’d done all weekend and it had not helped.

    Maybe I need to do a follow up call with GP instead if no improvement soon?
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,404

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    @MarkN88 Ah dear, I'm sorry the A&E visit wasn't overly helpful.  I'd definitely recommend speaking with your GP in a few days time if you remain concerned and of course, if things suddenly worsen (fingers crossed they won't) seek more immediate medical help.  Here's a little NHS information sheet on soft tissue damage and how to best treat it, but it does sound like you're following all recommended steps :)

    Fingers crossed for you feeling better soon.
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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,163 Pioneering
    Its best to get it checked out properly, which I know you tried to do, see how it goes next few days then ring gp  
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,276 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear you didn't get much useful treatment at hospital 

    I agree a call to your gp may be the next step 

    I rang mine last week about my sons infected toe for the 3rd time they asked me to send pics b4 gp rang and finally took me serious when they saw how bad it was . Now referred to have the nail removed,  have xray and blood tests 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,087

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    Have you been able to contact your GP @MarkN88?
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    edited April 27
    Have you been able to contact your GP @MarkN88?
    Bit of a nightmare because of me moving home and also moving surgeries. 

    I rang the new surgery who said everything wasn’t sorted yet so technically I’m under the care of my old surgery and then the old surgery say the opposite. 

    I’m going to go crazy. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,087

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    Oh what a nightmare @MarkN88. I'm not 100% sure what to suggest regarding the GP surgeries, but perhaps someone else will have some more information or experience. When did you sign up to the new surgery?

    Do you have any walk-in centres near you? Could visiting a pharmacy help, in case they're able to suggest anything that doesn't require a prescription? 
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    @Tori_Scope I registered early April. I have requested the practice manager call me. 

    In the meantime I think calling back 111 for further advice might be best. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,087

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    Yes, it does seem odd that it would take so long @MarkN88. I switched GP recently. I chased them after 2 weeks to confirm they'd received my forms, and they confirmed that I was now a patient with them. 

    111 is a good idea. Hopefully you'll have a better experience this time :) 
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,889 Disability Gamechanger
    Thry can still see you as a patient you just fill in a temporary residence form until everything is completed thats what I did and I only moved two doors down which meant I could go to the drs I wanted to go to 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    They were useless yesterday. 

    Although I have secured an appointment it’s a telephone appointment which will probably mean if they want to examine me I’ll have to wait for a further appointment. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,276 Disability Gamechanger
    My docs let me send in pics last week of my sons infected toe nail so that might be something they could do
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 825 Pioneering
    @janer1967 good point I’ll take some just in case they ask. 
  • happyhippygirlhappyhippygirl Member Posts: 23 Connected
    So sorry you had a fall,Do hope you not in to much pain,pain killers and bag iced peas in a tea towel put on knee will help,let’s hope it isent to bad,🌻
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