46 minutes ago
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Good morning from here, the sun is trying to shine and I am trying to smile ... I am achieving it okay
But on Thursday it was a slightly different matter, I had a lovely morning tea with a group of ladies from Inner Wheel then went off to tutor the Arthritis Hot Water exercise class..... all was going "swimmingly " no pun intended .... when I slipped down the last 2 steps of a short flight of steps ... amazingly in slow motion. I landed at the bottom with my left leg a bit crumpled under me ... yes it was an OUCH !! moment.
Upshot of it all ..... a bit of a mangled ankle and a hairline fracture of the lower leg just above the ankle ... luckily was not the ankle it's self.
So after a hospital visit I returned home with a cast on ... but had to return next day when I had to see a Consultant and a new cast to be put on when hopefully some of the swelling would have subsided.
Saw a nice Orthopod man and he said " Not a bad fracture one of those ones they can not see on xrays very well" ...Phew !! relief flooded over me ... so a cast for 7 days then more xrays was the order of the day.
So off to the Plaster room. The Plaster Man "Mike" said he thought a full cast on my leg was just a bit over the top in his mind .... so he went off to talk to the Consultant again ... Whee !! he convinced him a Moon Boot with the metal sides would work just as well.
First time I had ever met Mike but love him to bits already........ But then I guess he is an expert on casts and boots etc. Probably more than the Orthopedic Consultant who really only knows about the bones side of things.
So here I am with this elegant black boot up to the knee, but at least I can remove it to shower and take it off at night in bed .... so much more comfortable.
Photo ... This not actually a picture of my legs .... but gee I wish they were mine they are obviously about 30 yrs younger than mine ... it is just a picture to show the very elegant type of boot I have on.
My Grandsons have been my gardian angels for the last couple of days will tell you all about that tomorrow.