Sunday, 16 April 2017

Berwick final

Broken arm.  Off to hospital.

22 comments:

Catherine Bell said...

Hope you ok, from Ali and Cath at Hare and Hounds, Westgate.

afootinthehills said...

Oh no, what terrible bad luck Conrad. Hope you are otherwise OK and feeling a bit more comfortable now.

Miss R said...

Jill here, Conrad's daughter. I have spoken to Dad - he had a simple slip and has done something of significance to his elbow. He got himself down to a farm and they shuttled him to the pub (good move!). He is being well looked after until the ambulance arrives and seems in good spirits considering - but that is my dad!

I am waiting to hear which hospital he is going to and then I anticipate a drive over to pick him up.

I am sure you will all appreciate that once the 'hoo-ha' is over at the hospital he will be hugely disappointed to have to abandon and retreat to base camp!

Will keep you all posted.

Jill x

Gayle said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. What an unhappily unexpected end to the trip. I do hope it's a straightforward break that will heal quickly. I'm sending a big (gentle, arm avoiding) virtual hug your way.

Phreerunner said...

Oh no! That's really bad luck. Thanks Jill for the update. I'm sure he'll be pleased to see you soon.

Miss R said...

Well - STILL waiting for an ambulance! Been over two hours! He may have to shorten rations at this rate! Send GROG A.S.A.P!

Alan Sloman said...

This is horrid news.
😕
Chin up, Conrad.
I hope things mend quickly and well.

gimmer said...

How cruelly disappointing - as well as painful.
I'm very sorry to learn of the accident, knowing how much you were looking forward to this 'self-made' route, in the springtime of the year, through relatively 'unknown' lands: at least it's not a leg, so once the immediate repair and recovery is done, you could still 'salvage' something, I'm sure - from your posts so far, the stages to date have been a joy and although obviously not quite the full anticipated reward, may, in a sense, be reward enough.

Miss R said...

He is off to hospital - Durham - an hours journey from his location. I am going to go over tomorrow morning.

The Crow said...

Good heavens, Conrad! As others have already posted, I hope all will be better as soon as possible. Lousy turn of luck, that! (Thanks, Jill, for the updates.)

Ruth Livingstone said...

Oh noooooo. What a shame and how frustrating for you. Hope you mend soon. Best wishes. xxx

Roderick Robinson said...

Uuuuh! No other word for it. Will communicate via email.

Catherine Bell said...

Hi Jill, I was in the pub when your dad came in, my mate Ali looked after him. We kept him in cups of tea and water till the ambulance came. Your dad is a remarkable man and I hope he makes a speedy recovery and is home soon!

Miss R said...

Quick update: It sounds like a nasty fracture that is going to be a challenge to fix and will need surgery. Bank Holiday means, of course, a backlog, so no surgery today - possibly tomorrow or the day after. Dad is in Durham Hospital, Ward 12.

A massive thank you to Cath and Ali for looking after him so well last night - really appreciate your kindness.

bowlandclimber.com said...

Jill,
Bloody hell that is bad luck.

Wish him well from me and let me know when you are home.
John.

afootinthehills said...

We were all hoping it was a clean break rather than something more complex. Do pass on my best wishes to your Dad.

Phreerunner said...

Oh dear. I hope the surgery goes well. Thanks for the blog update. Let me know if you need any help next week (eg a transfer back to Arnside) - I'm free until Sue gets back from Cape Verde next Monday.

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - your comment demonstrate that you understood exactly what I was about - thanks.

Sir Hugh said...

Again thanks very much to all.

Catherine Bell said...

Awww, it was no bother, he's a lovely, remarkable man. Hope he gets his surgery soon and back to his beloved walks!

John J said...

What dreadfully bad luck. I'm really sorry to hear that you're in the wars - best wishes for a speedy and painless mend.

Sir Hugh said...

JJ - Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately the word speedy is unknown around here. See my latest post. post.