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7 June 2017 / leggypeggy

Hit by the proverbial freight train

He came out of nowhere. In fact, I didn’t even see him coming. It was only later that I even learned it was a him.

We were in the Brussels North bus station trying to find our bus to Paris. There were plenty of Flix buses around, but none heading for Paris.

Poor John did a fact-finding foray and then I set out on one.

I’d gone maybe 50 metres when I was hit by a freight train, or what seemed like a freight train. I’d still be lying there on the ground if three kind people hadn’t helped me to my feet and collected the things that slipped out of the side pockets of my backpack.

I was so dazed, I have no idea what people were saying to me, except I knew they were trying to be reassuring and helpful.

I staggered back to where Poor John was standing. I was breathless, hunched over, hobbling, in shock and probably fairly incoherent. He asked, Did that guy hit you? I saw him running and thought he’d knocked someone over.

It confounds me that Poor John always manages to miss these attacks on me. He was walking in front of me when I got hit by a motor scooter in Hanoi four years ago. It was going the wrong way on a one-way street. He said he heard a whoompf. When he looked back, he didn’t know if the sound had come from me, the woman who hit me or the crowd. At any rate, I was the one lying on the ground.

You can read about that disaster here and here.

Anyway, we’re still not sure what happened this time. Poor John had a look around and saw that one teenager had been grabbed and was being held by the police, but probably wasn’t the one who barrelled into me. Most likely, the pair had committed some crime and were being chased by the cops.

All I could do was sit on the pavement in a sort of stunned silence until it started to rain. We moved to a bit of shelter and the bus came eventually. It’s probably good that I had four hours of just sitting quietly on a bus.

So here I am with wounds all over. I don’t even know which side the guy hit me from. My whole right arm is wrenched. Did he hit me there or are the injuries from the fall. Still deciding whether my right shoulder is dislocated and whether my right thumb will regain function. My left hand, left thumb and left knee are going to be okay.

Thank goodness, I didn’t hit my head or lose a tooth. Yay!

But if you don’t hear from me much over the next few days, I can assure you that typing is a challenge.

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  1. Peace Kathure / Jun 7 2017 8:45 pm

    So sorry, hope you feel better soon

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  2. poshbirdy / Jun 7 2017 8:50 pm

    Oh my goodness, how awful. Hope nothing’s badly damaged, but this must have been absolutely terrifying. Sending love x

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:08 am

      Thanks. Not so much terrifying as infuriating.

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  3. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious / Jun 7 2017 8:56 pm

    Oh my gosh! Hope you are feeling better now, Peggy. Sending you lots of love so that all your pain disappears soon 😊😊❤❤

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:10 am

      Thanks so much. I think healing will taken some time, but it’s going in the right direction.

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  4. flavours2017 / Jun 7 2017 8:58 pm

    Very hurt to learn about this incident — how inhuman one can be — get well soon — we are all waiting to see u up and writing to us —

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:12 am

      Thanks for your good wishes. I wanted to get back writing quickly, so I am using a heat pack. P.S. I can fix typos. 🙂

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  5. Colors of my life / Jun 7 2017 9:05 pm

    Aww how awful, I have a very muscular body, had an unfortunate incident in school, I now always careful that a little swag of mine, won’t hurt anyone.

    I can understand how painful it might have been.

    Sending you my energy, hope you get recovered soon. In our culture, it’s trial and tested since centuries to take turmeric powder with milk, you recover from external and internal injuries.

    In our part of the world, we use it as an organic way to recover since childhood to all the way before we die.

    Wish you speedy recovery.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:13 am

      Thank you for the advice about turmeric. Having spent a lot of time in India, I knew about that and bought some today. 🙂

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  6. estellalynch / Jun 7 2017 9:11 pm

    Wishing you swift recovery from this dazing, wounding experience. I hope you heal quickly in many moments of sitting still until you are back typing with gusto again. x

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:14 am

      I am back typing. Maybe not with gusto, but at least managing better this evening!

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  7. ralietravels / Jun 7 2017 9:18 pm

    😦
    Wishing you an unexpectedly speedy recovery.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:15 am

      Oh yes, an unexpected accident deserves an unexpectedly speedy recovery. Thanks. 🙂

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  8. Popping Wheelies / Jun 7 2017 9:33 pm

    Wow, Peggy. I understand and have a vivid image of the scene. I feel your soreness and am concerned that your injuries are significant. Please do remember that the only timetable that matters right now is your physical wellbeing. Sending you some energy and good vibes.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:16 am

      I wish someone had captured a video of the scene so I could know what happened. Appreciate the energy and good vibes.

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  9. weggieboy / Jun 7 2017 9:34 pm

    Don’t respond, of course, but know that we readers of your blogs will miss you till you feel up to posting. Please, please, please take it easy and return to us well and ready to go! I am so glad you weren’t injured worse than you were, and, yet, thank Ye Powers that you didn’t suffer a head injury!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:18 am

      I can’t help but respond to all the kind comments. I’ve been taking it very easy today and feel as if things are going in the right direction. Very glad I didn’t have a head injury. I’m goofy enough as it is.

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  10. Halee Pagel / Jun 7 2017 10:14 pm

    Just know that I liked your post in support of your healing….. Not the accident! Get well soon!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:18 am

      Of course I realised that. Thanks for thinking of me.

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  11. frompillartoposts / Jun 7 2017 10:36 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! 🙂

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  12. rosie316 / Jun 7 2017 10:55 pm

    Oh, Peggy… How awful. I’m so sorry to hear of this, but I’m glad that it wasn’t more serious.
    Sending you good vibes for your speedy recovery, along with big hugs. ❤
    Take care, my friend.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2017 6:00 pm

      Thanks Rosie. I’m beginning to feel much better. Was such a shock.

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  13. lexklein / Jun 7 2017 11:09 pm

    I didn’t really feel right hitting that “Like” button – what a terrible development in your fun trip! No responses necessary here – just know we are all thinking about you and hoping for quick healing.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:21 am

      I know what you mean about the ‘like’ button, but it is a way to say ‘I saw the post and am thinking of you.’ So many thanks.

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  14. Agnes manning / Jun 7 2017 11:23 pm

    How horrible! Peggy, I am so sorry.
    How long will you be in Paris? We are in Copenhagen tonight and tomorrow, then we’re spending 2 nights in Bordeaux before winding up in Paris for one day before we fly home on the 12th. Will we wave as our planes pass?

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:29 am

      Thanks Agnes. Darn, we’re going to miss one another. We head out Friday morning for a week-long bicycling holiday in Brittany, then on to Limoges and aren’t back in Paris until the 20th. John assures me that I can cycle as little or an much as I’m feeling up to, so I’ll survive. Libby’s husband, Daniel, is in Copenhagen tonight, but I have no way to put you two in touch. We’ll all connect one day.

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  15. Robert Parker Teel / Jun 7 2017 11:24 pm

    I just recently started following your posts, but have been enjoying them, and very sorry to hear about this. I hope some heat and ice packs will help with some of it.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:31 am

      Robert, you must be a mind reader. I’ve been using both—ice packs on my hands and heat packs on my shoulder. Glad you are enjoying my posts. More to come, but I might be slowed down a bit.

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  16. pvcann / Jun 7 2017 11:39 pm

    Yes, hope you recover quickly and well. What a terrible experience, but you’re sounding resilient already, just take it steady.

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  17. The Whitechapel Whelk / Jun 7 2017 11:54 pm

    Have you ever seen these ‘mystery assailants’ and Poor John in the same room together?
    Hmmm I thought not.
    Get well soon or I’ll be round to beat a recovery into you!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:33 am

      Oh yikes, I never thought of that. Well, I might have suspected. Will need to keep a closer eye on Poor John.

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  18. neveradullbling / Jun 8 2017 12:20 am

    Oh, how horrible! And kind of scary! Hope your pain heals soon!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:36 am

      It happened so fast I didn’t have time to be scared, but I’m now having time to be infuriated. Geez, I’d like to get my hands on that kid and give him a smack and a good talking to.

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  19. beetleypete / Jun 8 2017 12:35 am

    That sounds like an awful experience, Peggy. Sending get well wishes from England.
    Pete.

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  20. koolkosherkitchen / Jun 8 2017 12:40 am

    I am so sorry to hear about it! Hope you get well real soon and put it behind you!

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  21. dfolstad58 / Jun 8 2017 12:57 am

    Enjoy the break and I hope you recover completely.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:42 am

      Thanks, I’m sure I’ll get there in the end.

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  22. Bergy / Jun 8 2017 1:11 am

    Glad it wasn’t a real train (smile) Hope your bruises heal ASP

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 4:16 am

      Thanks Bergy. Have thought of you often on this trip. Lots of burgers sold in the Baltic States. 🙂

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  23. lmo58 / Jun 8 2017 1:19 am

    Oh Peggy! I’m so sorry that this happened to you. I think John needs to start walking behind you with red flags! When’s the cycling in Brittany due to start? I hope you’re well and truly better by then.please take care and allow Libby to pack you in cotton wool for a couple of days.Best wishes, Louise

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:44 am

      Cycling begins by the end of the week. I might not be completely healed, but luckily the cycling doesn’t require me to be overly athletic.

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  24. jeanettev2014 / Jun 8 2017 1:29 am

    I am so sorry. Looking forward to hearing how you are doing soon.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:45 am

      Thanks Jeanette. Have had a restful day and going out for a simple meal soon.

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  25. sidilbradipo1 / Jun 8 2017 1:39 am

    OhMy! I am so sorry Peggy! Hope you are well now and recover quickly!
    That’s a terrible experience.
    Big hug!
    Sid

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  26. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Jun 8 2017 2:20 am

    What a horrible experience, Peggy. Maybe you should get seen by a physician – your injuries may be more serious than a few hours of rest will cure. I wish you well and a quick recovery.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:46 am

      Good advice, Sharon, and thanks. Daughter Libby has a watchful eye on me and has assured me that a doctor’s appointment will be arranged for tomorrow if improvement isn’t adequate in her eyes.

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  27. Andrew Petcher / Jun 8 2017 2:43 am

    Was he trying to rob you perhaps?

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:48 am

      Nope, not a chance of that. He was on the run. All my stuff is in zippered pockets. To get anything, he’d have to stop after knocking me down.

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      • Andrew Petcher / Jun 8 2017 4:00 pm

        Zips and buttons didn’t stop a pickpocket taking Kim’s camera on the Athens Metro!

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:19 pm

        Oh ugh. So annoying, but metros and buses are crowded places, and usually require you to be wrapped in cellophane as well.

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  28. Invisibly Me / Jun 8 2017 2:47 am

    Oh heck, that sounds more than a little disorientating and scary, no wonder you were shook up. I’d still be shaky days after if that had happened to me. I hope you get checked out, especially with your arm feeling like that, just to be on the safe side. Are you able to do that? Sending a hug and hoping you are okay given what happened…xx

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:49 am

      Yes, very disorienting. My daughter, Libby, has a close eye on me. She’ll be sending me to her doctor tomorrow if she thinks it’s necessary. Thanks for the hug. Always restorative. 🙂

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  29. Roberta Nansel / Jun 8 2017 3:04 am

    Take care. Heal quickly and be safe.

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  30. Laurie / Jun 8 2017 3:07 am

    If your aches and pains don’t go away quickly, see a doctor. You don’t want to make something worse or permanent. I hope you’re able to get some rest and heal.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 3:57 am

      Thank you. I’ll definitely see a doctor if necessary.

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  31. kkessler833 / Jun 8 2017 3:08 am

    How awful! Hope you will be better soon!

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  32. forwardtogloryquartet / Jun 8 2017 3:59 am

    Good heavens, Peggy! Egads, etc. Wow, what a horrorshow. Especially after the glories you’ve been logging! Close call, bullet dodged, and now recovery in progress. Steady as ye go. Sandy and I will take turns with restoration hugs, along with everyone else. Be well, Great Traveler!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 4:10 am

      Thanks for the hugs. Is it too late to send Hudson with a barrel of brandy?

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  33. Scott Levine / Jun 8 2017 4:00 am

    Wow… I’m sorry to hear this. I hope you’re better soon.

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  34. christie jones / Jun 8 2017 4:34 am

    Thinking of you & wishing you a quick recovery Peggy!

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  35. Phil Huston / Jun 8 2017 6:04 am

    It is difficult to “like” a post when the content is about the author’s train wreck moment in a foreign country. And missing those moments is a husband thing. I say this in a spirit of empathy. Ice patches, Not many, not bad. We’re walking to the car from the grocery store. I get to the car, no wife. I look back and a stranger is helping her hobble to the car. It took a cortisone shot to finally get her shoulder back. Sleep on the side that hurts the least, and make it home in one piece!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 7:04 am

      So sorry to laugh at your wife’s expense, but that story made my day. Thanks Phil. Going to bed with a smile and a commitment to sleep on the side that hurts the least. May laugh myself to sleep.

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  36. Dorothy / Jun 8 2017 6:51 am

    Sorry to hear of your fall Peggy. Lucky he had already committed a crime and was being chased as bumping someone over is often a tactic for robbing someone so I hope you checked that nothing was missing from your bag. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 7:05 am

      That’s the first thing Poor John asked me, but nothing was taken from me except my balance. Wish I could have tripped the guy instead.

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  37. artandkitchen / Jun 8 2017 7:15 am

    Oh Peggy, I’m sorry for you! Sometimes all this happens to so fast that you cannot realize what really happened. The mind makes a mix of all the moments and some images appears like photos in you mind which need to be reordered. No wander it’s difficult to tell the story… but you did it extremely exciting that I liked the story without liking what happened to you. I wish you will recover well and quickly, take care! Hugs to you both!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:21 pm

      Thanks so much for your good wishes. It did happen so fast. I wish I’d been able to trip the guy so police could have caught him.

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  38. Chris Riley / Jun 8 2017 8:35 am

    An awful experience, and I’m sure very be-wildering. It would have had me heading for home most likely. Hope you’re managing to sleep well. There’s nothing like a good nights sleep to aid healing.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:21 pm

      Sleep is a bit tricky. Takes a long time to find a position that is remotely comfortable. But I can feel things mending.

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  39. gerard oosterman / Jun 8 2017 9:26 am

    Next time you see someone coming barrelling at you, give a good kick in the groin.
    Hope this helps.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:22 pm

      Thanks Gerard. Very useful advice. If only I had seen him barreling at me, he’s still be hobbling.

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  40. Susan / Jun 8 2017 9:37 am

    Glad you are essentially okay. Reminds me of when mom was hit by the boy on the bicycle flying down the hillside. Also glad you are in good shape to handle the hit and get better. Molly has been sick and had to make a trip to the ER a few nights ago.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:24 pm

      Oh bummer about Molly. Hope she is okay. Yes, I remember when mom got hit by the bicycle. It was raining and wintry, and she was wearing her regulation shorts. That takes me back. Thanks.

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  41. blondieaka / Jun 8 2017 11:10 am

    Oh Noo! Poor you..Golden milk is good..(.I am just writing about it) Tumeric based. I hope you don’t have any lasting effects from your fall 🙂

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  42. Catnip Blog / Jun 8 2017 1:17 pm

    Peggy, Add this to your “turmeric”:

    Heat 1 cup milk (almond, cow, soy etc)
    stir in:
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ginger (I use powdered)
    Drizzle honey on top

    Feel better soon. That kind of fall you described takes time so don’t get discouraged.
    I shall add you to my daily Baha’i prayer, not just for healing but for safety!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:25 pm

      In this case, I had my turmeric with yoghurt. Will add the spices next time. Thanks for the tips and the prayers.

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  43. robbinsrealm / Jun 8 2017 1:18 pm

    I hope you feel better very soon!

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  44. tony / Jun 8 2017 1:47 pm

    Denise alerted me to this! So sorry to hear about your travails, but you seem to bounce back with spirit. It is awfully scary when something goes wrong far away from home. The shock does take time to get over. You and John are impressive, however, in overcoming travails with equanimity.

    I’ve always thought that Belgian bus stations are more dangerous than crossing Africa by truck. But that’s only because I’ve met prejudiced Dutch and French people who thing Belgium is a black hole between Amsterdam and Paris. I’ve never been there but have always wanted to go to Bruges (the film) and Ghent (the non-Vermeer). Glad you are all right!

    Tony
    http://breadtagsagas.com/

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:28 pm

      Thanks Tony (and Denise). We are soldiering on. I mean, why not? And this whole episode happened so fast. Almost like a movie sequence in which the wrong person (me and not the star) got knocked over). Couldn’t he have picked a clear path? Anyway, both Bruges and Ghent are well worth the effort.

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  45. Brian Lageose / Jun 8 2017 1:55 pm

    Well, then. I guess I’ll quit fussing about stubbing my toe earlier today (on a step that has been RIGHT THERE in the same place for twenty years). This pales in comparison to your unexpected and unrequited bit of acrobatics. Sending digital painkillers….

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:31 pm

      Stubbed toes have their place in the medley of painful experiences. In the past, I’ve hopped around theatrically after stubbing my toe. This time I went straight down with no aerial acrobatics at all. I’m sure I’d have scored in the minuses.

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  46. Coral Waight / Jun 8 2017 2:55 pm

    Gosh, Peggy. I hope you’ll be alright. Travelling’s hard enough work without having injuries.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:32 pm

      I’m beginning to think I’ll be fine. I can still carry the camera (just) and that’s what counts.

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  47. robauz / Jun 8 2017 4:04 pm

    Dear Peggy, I’m very sorry to hear you’ve had a fall. Please get yourself checked out. There may be things you don’t realise. Very lucky no bone broken but there can be other issues. And wonderful your head wasn’t hurt. xx

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:38 pm

      Thank so much. I promise to get things checked out if I have any concerns about the recovery. My daughter has an excellent doctor here.

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  48. Lin Gilkes / Jun 8 2017 4:45 pm

    Wow Peggy, and they say lightening never strikes twice. I remember you coming back after the scooter incident in Hanoi, but this sounds worse. I know you will bounce back, hopefully very quickly. Perhaps trade in your trade mark black tops for fluorescent orange ones? 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2017 5:33 pm

      Oh Lin, that’s a brilliant idea. Off to buy a glow-in-the-dark outfit with spikes.

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  49. afterthelasttime / Jun 8 2017 7:02 pm

    Please be careful out there. There is safety in numbers, perhaps you both should keep closer together.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:24 am

      In this case, I suppose we both would have been knocked over, but sometimes I wish Poor John wouldn’t always stride ahead of me.

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  50. spearfruit / Jun 8 2017 7:53 pm

    Oh Peggy, sorry to learn about your accident. I hope there is nothing serious and that all is better in a few days. Hang in there. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:24 am

      Thanks Terry, I seem to be mending slowly. I wish your pain was doing the same.

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  51. derrickjknight / Jun 8 2017 8:26 pm

    How awful. Recoverable, I hope

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  52. Jolandi Steven / Jun 8 2017 8:31 pm

    Oh my word, Peggy. What a shock that must have been. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:26 am

      Thanks Jolandi. Was a big shock, but I seem to be on the mend now.

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  53. Brenda / Jun 8 2017 8:43 pm

    Let’s hope that you left a few well-placed bruises or sprains on the freight train. I’m sending healing thoughts your way.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:28 am

      Oh Brenda, I never thought of that. Oh yes, yes, yes, I hope he’s hurting today too. Makes me feel better already. If only I could have tripped him. 🙂 And thanks for the healing thoughts.

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  54. circusgardener / Jun 8 2017 11:50 pm

    Oh dear, poor you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Peggy x

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  55. susan@onesmallwalk / Jun 9 2017 2:39 am

    Sometimes, I find myself on the ground without any other person or thing involved, and even then, it’s always a shock. My sympathies. Hope you are treating yourself extra nice, and that everything sorts itself out. -Susan

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  56. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 / Jun 9 2017 5:58 am

    Dirty pool! He didn’t give you a change to retaliate as I’m sure you would have done. Direct all kinds of evil thoughts toward the culprit while you heal. It might help.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 7:23 am

      Thanks so much. I hope he is suffering because he bumped into me.

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  57. magarisa / Jun 9 2017 7:21 am

    Oh no!! Hope you make a quick recovery, Peggy.

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  58. Deb / Jun 9 2017 8:42 am

    Oh Peggy I’m so sorry to hear that, that’s what George was commenting on, I didn’t understand at the time! I see from your next post that you are feeling a little better, thank goodness for that. Wow how stunned you must have been, I’m so glad it wasn’t any worse. I’ll say a healing prayer for you tonight too, I’ll join the crowd that is helping you to mend!! xo

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:32 pm

      Thanks Deb. I sure was stunned, but improving now.

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      • Deb / Jun 9 2017 9:00 pm

        So happy to hear that…now be sure look both ways while you walk!! 😉

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  59. Alison and Don / Jun 9 2017 10:47 am

    Ouch and ouch again. How awful for you. I hope you are recovering. It must have been shocking! It immediately reminded of me in primary school, about 9 years old, classes are in so the hallways are empty, I’m running fast (not allowed of course but there’s no one to see me), I get to the end of the hallway and start to turn the corner at full speed, a smaller kid is coming at speed in the opposite direction. The first knowledge we have of each other is when his hard head barrels full bore into my stomach. I’m so winded I can’t speak.
    Alison

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:33 pm

      Oh yikes, that must have been some collision. Glad I wasn’t running too.

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  60. Vicki / Jun 9 2017 10:58 am

    I can only imagine how shocked and pained you were by the collision. I do so hope you are starting to feel better now and any injuries starting to improve. Do you have any arnica cream to put on the sore spots? It’s my lifesaver with all my falls & bumps. It’s the type of homeopathic cream (or tincture) you can probably get in Europe. I carry a tiny jar everywhere, as, if you’re quick enough putting it on, it will stop bruising and reduce the soreness considerably.

    (I’ve had no computer for a day or so and missed this post).

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:34 pm

      Glad you have your computer back. I’m on the mend, but interesting bruise marks are emerging.

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  61. Midwestern Plant Girl / Jun 9 2017 11:59 am

    Holy Bejezus! I hope you’re ok! 😯
    That criminal better pay for some rehab!

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  62. simpletravelourway / Jun 9 2017 2:38 pm

    My, my, my! So sorry! Wonder what damage the other person had? Hope everything is healing and that you’ll be good to go soon.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 3:35 pm

      If there is justice, he broke his arm, but I doubt it. 😦 I’m on the mend.

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  63. alittlebitofingrid / Jun 9 2017 3:49 pm

    Oh my, it’s poor you definitely, not poor John 😉 Were there no witnesses who saw the whole thing happening? Maybe wise to have checked in with a local doctor or hospital, though understand you must have been anxious to keep on travelling and had to catch your connection, but better safe than in trouble later, right..hope you heal well and rest of your travels goes without brutes like this running you over😘

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 9:50 pm

      Yes, it is Poor Me this week, but I hope to be back to normal soon. Can’t have two poor ones in the family. 🙂

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  64. BoomingOn / Jun 9 2017 5:08 pm

    Oh no! Did he hit you with your body? Trying to steal things? Tourist scammers are the worst. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Much worse than a sore ankle.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 9:51 pm

      He wasn’t trying to steal anything from me. He may have done that to others. He was on the run from the cops.

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      • BoomingOn / Jun 9 2017 10:03 pm

        Well that’s putting your body on the line for justice.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2017 10:06 pm

        I wish I could have tripped him instead.

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  65. Ilze / Jun 9 2017 8:19 pm

    OMG! So sorry! I hope it will be OK soon!

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  66. kvivekhyd / Jun 10 2017 10:50 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  67. chattykerry / Jun 11 2017 12:42 am

    I am so sorry that happened and hope that you are feeling better by now. It must have been a shock.

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  68. Ellen Hawley / Jun 12 2017 6:27 am

    Sending good wishes–a bit late but no less heartfelt.

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  69. jeanleesworld / Jun 13 2017 8:48 pm

    Oh no! I mean, I know this is a bit ago, but DAMN, woman, I’m glad you’re okay! Stilll sending prayers and hugs to you.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 13 2017 11:37 pm

      Thanks Jean. The shoulder and arm are still suffering, but I only have 44 kilometres to go (and wifi today) so am fairly confident I’ll make it to the end of the bike ride.

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  70. barkinginthedark / Jun 14 2017 5:23 am

    get well soon. continue…

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  71. Learn Polymer Clay / Jun 21 2017 8:30 pm

    I hope you’ll feeling better and I hope you’re enjoying your visit to Paris. I’m sending you my best thoughts!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 22 2017 3:03 am

      Thanks so much. I still have some aches and pains, but am much improved.

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  72. milliethom / Jun 29 2017 8:30 pm

    Peggy, I’m so sorry to hear this has happened to you. It was a nasty accident to have, considering no vehicle was involved, just some human maniac! I know it happened a while ago now, so I’m hoping you’re recovered, although the wrenched arm would have taken time to heal. Hope all other bruises have faded and your right thumb is working again. All that pain because of a mindless idiot! Did you ever find out what he was running from? (No need to answer that if you’re still not OK.) Take care of yourself.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 29 2017 9:48 pm

      This random act of escape has caused me no end of problems. Having a scan tomorrow and hoping to know a bit more about what’s going on inside my shoulder.

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  73. milliethom / Jun 29 2017 8:33 pm

    Hi Peggy…me again. I’ve just moved onto your next post, so I know the answer to my last question, so no need to repeat your words 🙂

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