Ultimate Accessory?!

Well, I’ll admit that once upon a time I thought crutches might be fun. One day in and I’ll be glad to see the back of them…nobody told me to expect my entire upper body to hurt from using long forgotten muscles (that, or I’m a super weakling) or to expect attractive bruising around both inner elbows. Still, on a plus side, my foot feels loads better from not constantly walking on it.

Dug out my favourite Matalan jumper dress that I got for super cheap last year. I did have Toms on my feet at one point…the shoe situation is dire, the hospital warned me it could be 6-8 weeks before I can get my feet in to anything but flats/low supportive boots, shoe ban aside I am so buying a new pair once I can wear them!

Also wanted to add in a quick shout-out to the Bristol Royal Infirmary. A&E gets a bad rep but I couldn’t have asked for quicker, more efficient service there or a lovelier nurse. They already won me over by taking such good care of my Nan when she spent some time in there, well done NHS, well done.

Anyone got any tips on how to make these things more capable? Tell me about your oddest accidents.

((Totally milking this for all it’s worth, tea on demand, doors held open…YES PLEASE!))


P.S. don’t forget there are two giveaways happening…here and here.

22 comments for “Ultimate Accessory?!

  1. such a cute jumper dress. what about taping sponges or some cushioning to the top and hand bits of the crutches? x

  2. Well, you’ve styled them beautifully! Miraculously I’ve never broken anything, even though I am extremely unco-ordinated. Enjoy all the sympathy tea! xx

  3. Vix

    I was on the bloody things for months! A good tip I got was to wear a bum bag at all times stuffed with your essentials – mobile, lipbalm, pain killers so you’re not hobbling back and forwards to find them all the time – and make yourself a flask of coffee (or tea) so you don’t need to keep visiting to kitchen each time you need a drink. x

  4. Oh hun, I do hope you heal quickly. Try to take it easy and rest it as much as you can.

    x x

  5. Oh lovey I feel so sorry for you ๐Ÿ™ I was in agony when I was on crutches on the other week and quite literally didn’t know what to do with myself.
    Really hope you feel better soon – even when you start walking on your foot use your crutches as well so that you’re not putting your full weight on it right away ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also don’t walk on it until it feels like you really can – I went back on mine much too quickly and my ankle is still totally swollen and I’ve been told it’s not gonna go down now ๐Ÿ™
    Love Holly x
    Ps try putting socks on the handle hands, they stop you from getting blisters ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Glad you had a good experience lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ that jumper is absolutely gorgeous so cute and cosy! You’re stylin out them crutches to ๐Ÿ˜‰


  7. I feel your pain about the elbow bruising as well as the bad foot – the crutches I was given last year were too long even on their shortest setting and the hospital were too mean to give me kids ones so I gave up! x

  8. Love that jumper dress! xxx

  9. When I was younger, I was always so jealous whenever anyone at school got crutches โ€“ all of us used to want to play with them and I distinctly remember saying how I wished I could have a pair. Less than a week later I tripped over my own feet playing dodge ball, fell on my ankle and had to use them for nearly a month! Not so clever, however this did lead me to thinking I had magic powers for a while… x

  10. Loving the jumper dress. Thankfully I’ve never needed crutches but I imagine they are not fun. I hope you get better soon.

  11. Hope your foot feels better soon, tea and sitting down is advised!

    Maria xxx

  12. A long, long time ago I injured a foot leaping off the bow of a boat onto a large rock. It was terribly painful ans swollen and I couldn’t touch it to the ground. I had thought crutches would be fun to, but it’s a drag having to use them. My parents had gotten me the kind of large long crutches that have pads that go under the armpits (uncomfortable after a bit) but didn’t have the elbow braces. I hope you heal up soon. Strengthening the upper body is good but the bruising is a bummer. Love your Matalan jumper dress.

  13. Oh you poor pet – I didn’t realise you’d hurt your foot – sorry. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Bummer about the sore upper body and arms but it must be great for strengthening your top halfโ€ฆyou’ll be weightlifting before you know it! Hang on in thereโ€ฆmaybe taking arnica internally would help. You can pick the little tablets up in herbal/alternative shops. I took them after having my c-section and it really helped with the bruising and pain. Hope you’re back in the heels again soon, Avril xx

  14. That jumper dress is gorgeous, I love! Do feel sorry for you being on crutches, I broke my ankle a few days before my GCSEs so I had to go into all of my exams early and leave after everyone else so I could navigate around the tables. You’re right, the novelty does quickly wear off! xo

  15. Ahhhh the joy of always wanting a go on somebodys crutches in primary school! I remember those days well. Ive been on these silly things for the past three weeks with a spinal compression fracture and ohhhhh they certainly do HURT your upper arms (and general body, period!)…you might also want to consider getting something to wrap on the handles also as Ive found my hands have started to blister (Ive covered mine with pink facecloths – classy!)….get well soon lovely! x

  16. hope you get better soon โ™ฅ

  17. jemima

    Definitely milk it as much as you can! You can get amazing insoles from superdrug btw, I used them when I was healing from broken heel bone (pun not intended!) They turn any (flat) shoe into a far more supporive surface, ill see if I can find them online. Ooh and buy some sponge and surgical tape, can use them to make “cushions” for your arms ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anonymous


    i think you are right! i pulled a muscle in my foot and for three weeks i am on crutches and my foot is better: no shoe so: i think crutches and injured foot shoeless is pretty

  19. Ooh no! Wrap tinsel around them maybe? And treat yourself to some lovely loafers!

  20. Hope you feel better soon! My mum has to have crutches cos of a car accident and years on she still gets knackered from using them! Her hands go so red from gripping onto them so i feel for you. But glad to hear some positive feedback for the NHS ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Such a beautiful knitted dress. Hope you are ok and feel better soon x

  22. Mat

    now that is commitment to blogging dude!