She believed she could so she did..

The Mater Private is in a great location.. It has been nice that while I have been in hospital my support crew could wander through Southbank, visit GOMA and the science centre, drink coffee and browse the markets.

Ok you got me…. What I really like is the daily takeaway coffee I receive from these wanderings.

Although yesterday Mark returned from a walk through Southbank with this print.

Better than a coffee. It bought a tear to my eye. It rings so true.. not just to me at this moment but always.

I have always believed that I could.. in everything that I have done in my life I have just never doubted.

Perhaps that is what I have found the most confronting during the past week.. the faith that I have always had in myself has faultered at times.  When the pain has seemed unbearable I have lost my belief and questioned ‘Can I really do this’?

Now almost one week since my operation (can you believe a week tomorrow?!) and I am ok.. So I suppose the answer is Yes I can do this.

I just have to continue to remind myself that this is not forever just like my bruises that have now started to spread.

They are pretty impressive and certainly represent the pain I have been experiencing. As they change in colour so does the pain’s intensity.

The femur has been very sore. In particular under the bandages across my butt and into my groin where the femur was broken. Being so sore makes mobility tricky.
You can see the external fixator here with each of the struts that require targeted individual movement 3 times per day.


The past 3-4days we have been kept really busy learning all of the things that need to be done daily over the coming weeks. I have a schedule for the top magnet driven internal device (precise nail) and another for the external device.

Each device will be adjusted 3 times daily – approx .25mm per adjustment. So tomorrow, Tuesday 31May, the bone growth period begins with a total of  1.5mm to be gained in length daily.

Fingers crossed at this stage (with no issues experienced) bone growth will be completed mid-July 2016.

In Ivan’s words ‘this is when the fun really begins’. I’m sure that is why he has coincided the first day of extension with me heading home!!

I am not complaining though as I cannot wait to be home in my own zone.

Although I am going to miss having a television that I can manoeuvre entirely with my right leg and toes!


18 thoughts on “She believed she could so she did..

  1. Roise, you are doing great, under some extreme circumstances…. What an INSPIRATION you are… As I contemplate my up and coming retirement:) YES I’m taking the package and going 🙂 it’s been almost 11years at Ergon.. You will continue to make me believe, yes I can do it … to the future .xx

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  2. How brilliant and timely is marks message to you Rosie. Remember it and keep up your strength, You are doing wonders:-) And remember crying and feeling down is all part of it and shows your character is YOU a real loving wonderful person!

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  3. Jen

    Now that’s a bruise Rosie….. Beats those horse falls. Your faith in yourself and sheer determination will see you hit the milestones ahead. You know you will do it! We know you will too.

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