Home Made Crutch, MacGyver Style

My partner, Enigma, recently had a bad fall and did her ankle in. Nothing broken thankfully but painful enough to make walking nearly impossible.

Initially Enigma was using an old student office chair (with coaster wheels) to get around on which was proving to be awkward, impractical and still quite painful on her ankle. Me, being the creative person that I am, went out to the shed, MacGyver style, to see what we had to make some kind of crutch.

After some searching I brought together our mop handle, the handle off the end of a spade, a rubber stopper, a towel and some tape (couldn't find a use for a paperclip) to fashion the very effective temporary crutch you can see in the photo.

Whilst, ultimately, it didn't get a lot of use after about day two of Enigma's ordeal it did come in handy for a trip down to the chemist to fill a script for pain killers. The Women at the chemist was very impressed with my makeshift crutch too.

Enigma said on the day she twisted her ankle she had planned to vacuum and mop the floors the following day. I should have left the mop head on the end of the handle!

3 comments:

  1. Very inventive! Can you make me one and post it on, incase, but hopefully not, I should need one?! I'd keep that on hand, unless you need the towel, and that handle looks quite new. (good excuse for not being able to do the garden!)

    Perhaps you've found another vocation - or sideline! LOL!

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  2. You know the spade handle was a fluke. I looked at two spades we have leaning against my studio wall thinking, how hard would it be to take the handle off that? I went over to pick the spade up by the handle and it just came off the end of the spade. The screw holding it in had rusted away.

    The women at the chemist thought the same thing - should start up a sideline business.

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