Archive for May, 2009

Dressing Change

May 31st, 2009 No comments

The surgeon plus entourage breezed in at around 2pm, and changed my dressing.  I might have been dozing when they came in as I was a bit startled!

It was a case of lie down, old dressings off, swab the stiches, new gauze on, tape up and gone.  All in the space of 3 minutes.  I did not get a chance to ask the surgeon about weight on my foot, or anything else for that matter.

I took the opportunity to zimmer to the bathroom though.  I was in such shock about the recent visit that I just got straight back into bed.  Next time, I will sit in the chair, hopefully, under less traumatic circumstances!

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Bed Change

May 31st, 2009 No comments

Just another quick 15 minutes in the chair as the nurses changed my bed.  I am going to try to force myself into the chair at least once every 3 hours.  Just to get my legs and arms used to shifting my weight around.   I am trying not to put any weight on my right leg, but I keep finding myself putting it down.  I am sure no weight is going on it, but I will have to be careful of that.  I shall ask the surgeon when I can start applying weight to my leg when I see him next.

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Engage the Zimmertron

May 31st, 2009 No comments

Up this morning again, and another zimmer trip to the toilet.  Then back to my chair for breakfast.  I was in the chair for 40 minutes this morning, and before I got into bed again, I did a few exercises on my leg.

Nothing fancy, just simulating lifting my leg to go up stairs.  Hard work, but it seemed to work ok.  While I was in the chair, my leg was hurting a bit on the outside,  so I rubbed it a bit, and it seemed to ease a bit.  It might have been that pain yesterday.  I shall see later when I zimmer about again.

No GP visit so far today.  The assistant surgeon changed my dressings yesterday, and said he would change them today.

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Malc Turns Up

May 30th, 2009 No comments

Malc has just left after a quick visit.  I was Skyping Mum and Dad when he arrived, so I stopped the call with them.  He is off to see how drunk DT is now.

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DT arrives

May 30th, 2009 No comments

DT turned up at around 3:00pm. Full of the joys of his new apartment. He has just been down for his results from Shanghai East. No problems for Dave.

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More Zimmering

May 30th, 2009 No comments

Just before 12, I went zimmering to the toilet, and then came and sat in my chair for a while.  I then had lunch in my chair!  Firsts all round today.

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Saturday Rounds

May 30th, 2009 No comments

I was up and zimmered myself to the bathroom (most satisfying) at about 7:45 this morning.  I then sat in my chair and had breakfast for the first time out of bed.

At 8:20, my knee was giving me a bit of an ache, so I got back into bed.  Soon after, I was asaked to choose my lunch, so I went with Tuna Salad.  Not too big, but very good.

Vivian the GP came round at 8:45, and said she was going to confirm with the surgeon about whether I still needed to be taking the oral anti-biotics.

Then it was back to “Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure” that Zac has lent me.

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The Walker

May 29th, 2009 No comments

Today, I got a walking frame (some might call it a Zimmer frame), to help me get to the toilet.

I did try some crutches, but my co-ordination is screwed, and I fell back onto the bed.

Crutches should follow soon…

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The Second Sit

May 28th, 2009 No comments

I sat in the chair by the bed for 20 minutes.

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The First Sit

May 27th, 2009 No comments

I sat in the chair by the bed for 10 minutes.

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