Fri, May 18, 2007 - 3:50 AM
Had a visit to the fracture clinic on Tuesday. They took off the old back slab and I at last had a chance to see what had been done in theatre.... a nice wound down each side over the ankle. They took out the clips ( which was a singularly unpleasant and painful procedure) and was then assessed by the orthopaedic registrar who decided I would need another backslab as it's was still too swollen to put on the proper cast. "Sit with your foot up above you waist" he says indicating a level roughly parallel to my chin! Anyway, back next week to be reassessed. The only pain is coming from the wound sites which feel red raw in the cast. I know they're well protected as I supervised the padding myself ( one of the perks of having been an orthopaedic nurse in my youth!), but boy does it hurt!