The plans go out the window

Ah well, so much for plans. Today has turned everything on its head. We set off in high spirits from our hotel in Melrose and 100m down the road Andi tripped on the gutter, fell over and broke her wrist. Luckily Melrose is home to the big regional hospital, and luckily if an accident was going to happen, it happened minutes from medical help instead of out on the remote moorlands where we may have needed a helicopter rescue.

But still. Shit shit shit. Not so much for the rest of the walk but for the pain and rehab and healing and potential for ongoing problems.

We waited all day in hospital and found out at about 5pm that she wasn’t getting into surgery today, but should be in tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed it goes well.

And now I’m sitting alone in a little b&b feeling rather weird, and hating leaving her alone at the hospital.

Please keep her in your thoughts tomorrow night (your time) and send whatever love and light you can.

Jesse xxxx

About Jesse Blackadder

Living at the easternmost tip of Australia on the caldera of an extinct volcano, Jesse Blackadder is a novelist, freelance writer and Doctor of Creative Arts. She is fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women and very cold places and has published three adult novels and three novels for children.
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11 Responses to The plans go out the window

  1. Kath Fisher says:

    Oh no Jess! That is so awful. Poor Andi. Poor you. Thinking of you, holding you both in my heart.

  2. Seue Fick says:

    My dear Jesse – I am so sorry to hear that. Sorry for both of you. Poor darlings. Sending love to both of you. love sue

  3. Oh, darling Jesse… Please give a hug to Andi for me… Mind you, that might perplex her, as she probably doesn’t remember me at all from your birthday or the CB days.. But hugs she needs!

    I trust that as she is as flexible and limber as that you calf you were just days ago saying she was so that healing comes both easily and with great speed.

    It must be the month of bones being at risk, as our own GouldieBum has recently broken her ankle… Perhaps you’ve already heard back from her on that one…

    Lovely Jesse… I hope this doesn’t impact you both too much, and I truly do wish Andi a speedy healing in both her wrist and her spirit.

    Hugs and much love to you both xxx


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  4. Penny says:

    So sorry to hear Jesse. Love to Andi and yourself.

  5. Jenny Kingsford says:

    I’ve been really enjoying your posts about your walk and have admired your determination and courage. What a bummer for you guys. Wishing a speedy recovery and sending lots of healing energy. X

  6. jennifer Regan says:

    So sorry to hear about Andi. Gee last year her leg(?) if i remember correctly and now her wrist. Damn!! What an ending to what seemed like a superb walking holiday. Please give Andi my very best wishes and Jesse have a stiff whisky my love! I think you will need it!..

  7. Sandra Heuston says:

    So sorry to hear of Andi’s misfortune. Thank you Jesse for letting us know. So far away but Andi is a tough cookie and I wish her a speedy recovery. Was it the same wrist she fractured several years ago? I was enjoying doing my own tracking of your adventures on Google earth as you followed in my ancestors footprints. Keep us up-to-date on events and plans and know that you are both in my thoughts. Love to both of you, Sandra xx

  8. Judy Singer says:

    Dearest Jesse, I am sending you and Andi all the love in the world … I’ll especially keep Andi in my heart over the next hours (and days), sending her love and light as she has the operation and recuperates. And love and light to you too for holding steady and doing all that you have to do physically, emotionally and mentally. Please know that I’ll be lighting a candle and sitting in a ‘loving kindness’ meditation tonight for you both.
    big hugs, Judy xxxxxx

  9. Downsie says:

    Damn, bugger. Poor Andie. She is in my thoughts darls. Hoping healing and recovery will be manageable. Downsie x

  10. jenboau7 says:

    My thoughts are definitely with you and Andi as you work your way through such an unexpected fuck in the road!
    We’re all there with you in that little B&B and having a wee dram or two in cheers to what you’ve achieved so far. Big big love to you both and please take a big kiss from me to you to Andi. Love you both xxxx

  11. Sharon says:

    Dang, Jesse. So sorry to hear about Andi. Thinking of you both and sending lots of love for Andi’s speedy recovery. I’ve loved following your adventures online. XX

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