Hop-Along Update

Saw a very nice Orthopaedic Registrar today. He told me that I didn’t have to have surgery on the ankle but because of the way my fibula has broken (I heard it snap by the way),  I do have what is known as a ‘potentially unstable’ fracture. This means therefore, that it needs very careful management. So, I have had my cast changed for a very snazzy blue one (they didn’t have pink) and I have to see him again next Friday. I’ve also got to have another week where I can’t put any weight on it at all and have to spend as much time as possible with the leg elevated…

And I have to say that Geoff is doing an excellent job of being my slave – making me delicious meals, feeding and walking both the dogs etc, with very few mutterings under his breath – and even appeared with some Greens and Blacks white chocolate the other day.

So, fingers crossed, will hopefully be wandering around again by Easter!

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About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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13 Responses to Hop-Along Update

  1. surfnslide says:

    Those new lightweight casts are a god-send. After the pogo-stick incident they initially put my hand in a traditional plaster of paris cast that weighed a ton. After I grumbled they replaced it with a lightweight one that allowed me to go backpacking and summer skiing in the Alps with a broken hand.
    Good news that no surgery needed but I have to say I felt a bit quesy when you said you heard it snap. Take it easy and enjoy the table service that Geoff is gamely providing for you

    • It’s funny you know, every time I think about the snapping noise it makes me feel slightly odd too…I just knew I’d broken something as soon as I’d heard it.
      Thanks for all the nice comments – they’re all helping to keep me as sane as possible!

  2. maenamor says:

    I see your surrounded by remote controls… 😉

  3. LOL I hadn’t noticed when I took the photo! Yes, everywhere I hop around the lounge I’m followed by remotes, mobile, laptop…could just do with a remote now that will control the dogs – especially the big, bouncy, chocolate dollop who forever seems to be bouncing in the wrong place! 🙂

  4. backpackingbongos says:

    I never want to hear a bone snap.

    Ever………….

  5. Ah yes, very similar.
    I remember mine was a fetching turquoise.
    5 weeks in cast, then 1 week off, then Helvellyn.
    Maybe not the most sensible rehabilitation.

    • My gosh, you were lucky! I had 6 weeks in a cast with no weight bearing at all. Then another 6 weeks in a knee length air boot thing, when I was allowed to start weight bearing, then another 4 weeks off work, then another 2 weeks before I could drive again. I wasn’t properly in the hills again for another 3 months on top of all that!

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