I am fine

July 28th, 2010 by Alistair MacDonald Leave a reply »

Normally when I hear the words “I am fine” it is a fib, but really, I am okay. If you follow me or my friends on Twiter you may heave heard I was assaulted on Tuesday night on the way back home from a photo walk.

I am not going to say much about what happened now, both because the Police are investigating, and because all I want to do now is go to bed. I have been awake for over 38 hours and really need sleep. The summery is I was hit once by one of two lads who were drunk and looking for trouble.

Currently I am in a decent state despite falling badly. I have a fractured arm, but we are hoping it will not need a plaster putting on it. I am doing physiotherapy and need to keep popping to hospital to monitor this. I am slightly bumped and bruised but it could have been fare worse. No significant cuts but some grassing. The pain is well within my pain tolerances and I should be able to continue an abnormal in a few days. I hope to make a full recovery in 6 to 8 weeks.

I must say a big thank you to fellow photographer Brit who helped get me in an ambulance. Also a huge thank you to my friends and followers who have been great. I have pages and pages of public and private good wishes. My phone’s SMS inbox is full and the voicemail has given up. Several people from across the country have offered to jump on a train and keep me company. I have been welling up reading some of the messages. I am very lucky. I will reply to you directly soon if I have not done so already.

Finally I have to say that everyone, and I mean everyone I have met at the NHS and Police service have been amazing. I felt that my well-being was the most important thing to them throughout.

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11 comments

  1. Q says:

    Glad to see you’re on the mend. Sleep well my friend. I’ll catch up with you again in the morning.

  2. Brian Edwards says:

    Really good to hear you’re OK and impressed that you seem to be taking the positives out of the experience.

  3. minxlj says:

    Very glad to hear you’re going to be OK (sigh of relief!). It was an absolutely awful way for us to have a lovely photo walk ended :( I was shocked and angry because it shouldn’t happen to genuinely great and considerate people like you. I’m not surprised you have had so many kind messages. If you need anything at all, you only have to ask! Get well soon mate x

  4. Cam says:

    Hey man, I’m really gutted for you, why these brain dead morons decide to pick on people at random completely escapes me. I’m pleased you’re on the mend. Keep your spirits high and Kez and I will hook up with you soon :)

    – C

  5. Paul says:

    Glad you’re ok, Al. Lay off the dancing girls and the naked trapeze act for a while.

  6. Danni says:

    Ouch :( I hope the police find them and you’re back to normal soon. Alcohol is good pain relief :P

  7. Phil Sherry says:

    Do the police have the morons in a cell somewhere? Glad you’re okay.

    And three cheers for Britt. I think she deserves a nice cuppa with a bit of cake. :)

  8. Lee says:

    Sorry to hear about this Al. We all hope that you are doing well all things considered and that your spirit is on the way back up. Furthermore, the capture of the pondlife that caused all of this would be the cherry on the cake.
    Best wishes
    Lee, Sarah and Thomas

  9. david coxon says:

    Glad to hear that your Ok and well enough to being writing up blog posts on your ordeal, hope the physio goes well and you’re all mended soon.

    Think it gave us all a bit of a shock though, not the sort of thing you expect to happen after a photowalk, and well done brit, the nhs the police for sorting you out!

  10. Pete Hindle says:

    Wow, I had no idea, hope you’re on the mend. Scary things like this can take a while to get over, but it sounds like you’ve got plenty of folks who’ll be willing to make you a cup of tea in the meantime!

  11. Chris Waigl says:

    Holy crap, Alistair, I’m extremely glad you’re making it out of this. Beware of aftereffects — recognise the situations where you may feel irrational or needy and make sure you have someone around to talk, and who knows that you may be a bit erratic at times. Keep taking good care of yourself, ok?

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