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MrsTarzan1 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:42:44

Fractured my foot and can hardly walk. Went to A&E Saturday and was given crutches, follow up appointment this week.

Tried driving and it's hurts to drive. I have a desk job so can sit down, but can't really sit with my foot up. Even shoes hurt.

I'm not being unreasonable to have today off am I? I feel guilty!

Userone1 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:44:19

I think a fractured foot warrants a day off!

Why on earth did you try to drive!?

MrsTarzan1 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:45:45

Because I drove Saturday morning, before I realised it was so painful, and I was OK-ish!

Userone1 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:46:42

Do you have a cast on your foot now?

MatildaTheCat Mon 13-Mar-17 09:47:37

Of course you can stay off. I thought you were going to say you had a verruca or piles. Get a sick note from GP if you need a few more days, they will be fine.

A colleague once fractured her ankle and wasn't allowed to work for three bloody months ( NHS) even though she had enough admin to sink a ship because of health and safety. hmm.

Crack open a box set.

Iamastonished Mon 13-Mar-17 09:47:51

Before you do anything else check with your insurance company that you are covered to drive.

ems137 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:50:24

When DH fractured his arm last summer he was told his insurance would be invalid so he couldn't drive. His job was as a delivery driver too 😔 I spent 8 weeks chauffeuring him around! Because he did too much, too soon with regards to movement and bearing weight etc his arm still causes a lot of pain now so be careful!

MrsTarzan1 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:51:06

No cast, they said they didn't think it needed it at the moment. Thank you all - cracking open a box set sounds lovely smile

And hadn't thought of insurance, thank you!

Heirhelp Mon 13-Mar-17 09:53:01

What is your job? Occupational health may need to do a risk assessment before you return.

MrsTarzan1 Mon 13-Mar-17 10:01:42

Admin, only about 8 of us so no departments.

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