So an update on the other post.
Mil left hospital for 5 days, and went back for 3 days with a blockage. My heart bleeds for her, it is painful, her dignity is compromised with a baggie and catheter. She has been moved to Frail Care, sharing with a stranger, but she’ll quickly befriend her. Poor old lady!
I saw the surgeon again today. 3 weeks post-op. My foot has mobilized really well, bruising is almost gone too. There is an adhesion I have to massage everyday – NOT nice! The prognosis, though, is painful. He says it will not heal significantly, and arthritis WILL set in. I will need an ankle replacement within 10 years. They’re not terribly successful yet, so unless they come up with something new, I will have my ankle “stiffened” to prevent movement. That was something of a shock. A big one!
I see him again in 2 months. I must start trying to put some weight on the foot, and be walking unaided when I see him. Foot and physio will guide me. I also had a cortisone injection into my other hip for a bursitis I’ve had for years, but has been very well-behaved for months. With all the strain it has had to take in the past 3 months, it hurts like I’ve been skewered with a red hot poker! Only problem is that I don’t sleep for 24 hours after one of those!
I’m now looking for a recumbent trike to ride around the farm on. I have an even bigger incentive to lose weight now! It will keep my injury from worsening fast. I can’t ride yet, but am hoping by Christmas? That’s if I find one here! Otherwise we’ll have to make it ourselves! I’m banned from a bike, from doctor, physio down to my 5 year old Grandie! They all say I’ll fall off! I keep falling off my own feet, so I suppose they have a good point. Anyway the tummy, bum and back work harder on a recumbent, which is just what I need! Wish me luck finding one!
Thanks for “listening”! 🙂