Friday, July 20, 2007

OP 1:Broken Bones 0

Seems like a while since I posted but things have been hectic.
Clinic session back in Sheffield during their flooding crisis was an eye-opener, at least the hospital was quiet as very few people could travel to get there. It took 3 hours to do a normal 1 1/2 hour journey. Worth it as things were looking good at that point with the free flap seemingly part of my leg rather than my thigh now.
Yesterday went back for X Rays and they look quite stunning. The bone that was grafted in is really firming up with the help of the OP 1 stuff, known affectionately as pixie-dust. It's quite noticeable on the X Ray how much more opaque the bone is and eveyone is very pleased. So much so that I hope to get the foot ring off when I go back in 6 weeks if progress continues at this rate. I'll be glad to see the back of the foot ring as it only took 5 weeks to get a nasty infection in one of the lowest wires this time around. Just hope it's not my MRSA back although I did swab clear of MRSA when I went in to hospital but you just never know.
The wounds around the flap are still being dressed twice a week but they are healing pretty well too, so fingers crossed for the next few weeks


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