Wednesday 26 January 2011

The Bionic Woman

Hey my loves first up thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post I really appreciate it and yes I know you are all right my health comes first.
Well today was my hospital appointment, as you know I was feeling a bit apprehensive about the whole thing, the first hurdle obviously came when I had to get to the car - we have steps at both sides of the house and torrential rain made it a bit hairy on my zimmer but I managed it.
The first task when I got to the hospital was to have my old cast removed, and my little staples removed - eeek to be honest the staple removal wasn't that bad a little bit stingy but nothing more, what surprised me was the length of the scar it goes 1/4 of the way up my calf :( I then had it re plastered with a full purple plaster cast - chic no?

Then it was time for another x-ray and to see my consultant - it was the first time I had seen my x-rays since before my op and I have to say I was a bit shocked - as well as a huge long pin through my bone, there are also a few metal plates and screws in my foot holding all the bones together  hmm it looks like someone has been playing with a mecanno set - the bionic women indeed. But I have to say despite me visible blanching when I saw the pics he was very happy with my progress and I'm ahead of schedule so I was given a very unattractive surgical shoe and I can start to try and use my foot and begin to weight bear from next week - wahoo - I have to go back in a month for cast removal and continue with my daily injections and just to confirm everything is OK but that's good enough for me for now -a great weight has lifted from my mind and I certainly feel a lot happier. So thanks again for your nice words I really appreciate it, all we need is some decent light and blogging properly can resume xx


  1. I'm so glad it's going well and the doctor thinks you're looking good! :)

  2. Poor you. I guess the upsid is you dont have to worry about shaving your leg as its in a cast!! Hope you feel a bit less shaky tomorrow xx

  3. blimey Lou, not you as well!!! I didnt get any crutches so I know how difficult it is to balance on one foot, suddenly everything becomes a mission doesn't it?? Hope it gets better soon!

  4. ahah Lou, your comparisons made me smile...a meccano're funny.
    that apart, hey the purple cast is really chic for a cast, you know?
    and i'm glad you made some progress, and hopefully everything will be ok soon

  5. Really glad the recovery is ahead of schedule! Well done, bones!

    and of course, I heartily approve of the cast colour :)

    Take care my love x


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