Thursday I headed to Brisbane bright and early to collect my custom made moonboot and catchup with Ivan for the first time post surgery to remove the Ilizarov frame. When I arrived at GB Orthopaedics the lovely Brad walked into the consult rooms with my moonboot in his hands and a huge smile on his … Continue reading To the moon, boot and all..
This morning I was lying wide awake in my hospital bed at 12:22am. Just three short days ago (Tuesday 28/2) at 3pm I had the necessary surgery to remove the Ilizarov frame. Funny enough I had felt a little lost without the frame on my leg but I had found comfort in the plaster cast. … Continue reading Exposed, visitors and yay PANTS!
Excellent news! Today Ivan confirmed that the 'cage' is coming off on Tuesday 28 February. Yay. Feeling genuinely excited.. and maybe a little apprehensive. You see while it is agreed the time has come to get the frame off, the risk of any further bend in my bone is still a concern. (with good reason … Continue reading Introducing a rod.
When I purchased the Exogen ultrasound machine (to promote bone healing) in September last year I paid $1500 for a 150 day program contained on an SD card that is inserted into the machine. At the time I thought ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY days was a damn long way off. However it appears time flies … Continue reading Ultrasound and Ultrasensitive.
The past week or so I've had a brief hiatus from writing my blog. Why?.. well I feel lost for words. Uncanny really as plenty have been spinning around in my head but they never really transform into sentences of any interest. Perhaps it is just my lack of progress at the moment. You see … Continue reading The delayed flight.
I received an email last week from a work mate saying 'Rosie you've hit 250days away'!!! It was not because he had a tally running on the wall in the office (a little disappointing really😜).. Microsoft Outlook/Lync has been silently tracking the days since I was last logged in.. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY days … Continue reading 250 days and the light is looming.
Truth be told this past week has been a challenge. The noticeable change to my new shin- the one that I have been so carefully nurturing over the past seven (or so) months - has had me out of sorts. Some days I have been teary, how did I manage to overlook the slipping of … Continue reading My wonky bone and lessons.