It’s a bakers worst nightmare. It’s the lead up to Christmas and I can’t bake!! Now, while this is a good opportunity to get some rest and think up some lovely ideas for when I’m back in the kitchen, I can’t help but be incredibly frustrated by the timing of it all!
On Monday I had a bit of an accident and I’ve broken a bone in my hand. My fifth metacarpal bone to be precise, also known as a ‘Boxer’s fracture’ – but I promise I didn’t punch anyone.
For those of you who follow my Instagram, you will know I like to do lots of different activities and on Monday I actually fell out of a handstand and onto my head and my neck. First hearing a ridiculously loud crunching sound as I hit the floor. The girls around me looked rather concerned as apparently I had gone white. I didn’t know if I was going to be sick, needed a drink or was going to pass out. It was only as I was sitting there for a brief moment coming around when I realised my hand was hurting quite badly and was pretty swollen. I put an ice pack on it but the pain wasn’t easing up. I left the class and found my partner Tim and told him I just wanted to go home as I was very tired. However, he wanted to take me to the hospital to get checked out, just to make sure I didn’t have concussion or anything more serious.
When we got to the hospital I was put in a scary neck brace and sent for X-rays. I was worried I done some serious damage to my back but luckily all of my back X-rays came back clear with just a bit of bruising as evidence of what happened that night. However when I asked about my hand, the doctor has said “Oh, your hand? That’s broken!” I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never broken a bone before! I was sent for a cast and we got home just before 1 a.m.
I had to wait a few days for the swelling to go down before my follow up appointment at the fracture clinic. I went there yesterday where I was told I would have to be in a cast for at least the next 4 weeks and possibly in a brace or a splint for another few weeks following that. No making Christmas dinner for me then! When I got to the plaster room the lovely technician asked if I wanted pink, blue or red for my new cast and staying on the She Who Bakes brand I opted for the red! He then smiled and asked if I wanted glitter to which I responded “Well, it is Christmas!” Haha.
So now I have a lovely addition to my wardrobe, am on quite a few painkillers and sadly am out of baking (and handstand) action for a while. I’m going to wait for the pain to subside a bit as it hurts just to hold a cup of tea at the moment! Hopefully I will be back in the kitchen making tasty treats this side of Christmas as it will take more than a broken bone to keep me down.
Until then please check out all of my lovely recipes that can be found on my website here. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes, kind messages and lovely pictures to make me smile. It really means a lot to me. In the meantime I will be doing more Facebook live videos so if you do have any baking questions or want to have a chat with me to check out my Facebook page and subscribe to my live broadcasts.