Some of you may remember me mentioning how I slipped on Day 2 of the Coast to Coast. The result was half a black eye, a few scrapes and a very bruised and swollen hand. I couldn't use two of my fingers and so we taped a Magnum stick to them to immobilise, but our mileage was too heavy to allow a hospital visit en route.
Now we're back the priority was to get to A&E, and the verdict is that I've broken my little finger and chipped the knuckles on two finger joints, so I've got physio exercises to do and a Hand Clinic appointment. The Dr said that movement was very important and to use the fingers as much as possible... but she went completely deaf when I asked her about gentle climbing :-)
As I went into the hospital these roses were looking and smelling wonderful!