Thursday, February 15, 2007

It's off

After a bit of a panic when I thought I might have damaged the break site again, the XRays were encouraging today and the frame is now off.
I posted a few of the photos of the process which was a bit painful but I did get another "bravery lollipop" for being good. I didn't need the gas & air but it was more painful than last week, especially where the pin sites were infected.
It does feel strange and I have to take it very easy for the next few weeks, but it's amazing how quickly your leg adjusts. It really does feel better already!
The foot is at a bit of an angle, but that can be adjusted later if really required (yes, that would mean another lizzie), but I need to find out how things settle down when I start using it again first.
Thanks to everyone for their best wishes. Let's hope that things continue to get better.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Three Ring Circus

Well, not quite what I was hoping for but 2 rings down and 3 to go.
The Dr wanted to make sure of my original break site so the vertical rods between the two bottom rings have now gone so the ring is just attached to the leg now - very strange. No sideways support at all so quite vulnerable after 14 months.
The top two rings were removed along with the 5 wires. A bit painful, but I got a "bravery lollipop" for my pains. No gas & air and I even pulled one wire out myself.
If everything is OK this week the rest comes off next thursday!
Having said that I do have a sharp pain in the leg today - I hope it's just a dodgy muscle or tendon!