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   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!


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Fri, May 18, 2007 - 4:43 AM
Just looking at your poor leg makes me shudder. Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be on your feet to enjoy, at least, some of the the summer.
Fri, May 18, 2007 - 5:59 AM
It does look a tad swollen at that, nice clips too...aint modern medicine grand. That foot looks sore, there'll ne no irish dancing for you young lady, not for a while anyway. Damn, that's bringing tears to my eyes just looking at it, you are a stoic.
Fri, May 18, 2007 - 3:14 PM
I'm glad things are going a little better. Give it no time you will be running around and enjoying life again. Take care.