Dr Astori (Ivan) gave me the nod last Thursday to work towards throwing away the crutches over the next 2-3wks! I was so pleased to hear this news, although it was an understated display of excitement due to the fact I had shared a couple of bottles of champagne (advance celebrations) with dear friends the … Continue reading Just like riding a bike..
Last week I made the decision that regardless of where I am at with weight bearing or walking I am doing everything I can to return fully to my life. It began after I had mown the lawn last week following the beautiful rain we received after Cyclone Debbie. Nooo not with a push mower. I … Continue reading The return to reality.
This past week I have been a touch moody. I have swung between complete withdrawal to short and sharp. I think it's a culmination of the fact that I am still not walking, I have not worked for 310 days, and that I have a cracking case of PMT! I feel hopeless, frustrated and a … Continue reading Healing with a chance of moods.
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.