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3 Week since the Op.

Got up early this morning to get to the hospital on time. We left home at 8:45am, and Dad dropped Mum and I off at 8:55am. My appointment was for 9:05am, so no problems. Went to the Fracture Clinic Reception desk, and my name was ticked off a list. Good stuff. We went through into the waiting room, and I was surprised to see quite a few people already there.

Gradually, people were called through to the Fracture Clinic. At around 10:00am, there were very few people left, and so we moved to be nearer the door. A nurse came in and called us through. We then ended up in the Sub Wait Room. This was another waiting room for the clinic. We were sat outside of the 6 examination rooms, so could see when people were being seen, and roughly how long they had been in the room.

Finally, at 11:00am, my name was called. We went into the examination room, and waited for another 10 minutes before the consultant came in. He asked me if everything was ok, and then wanted to see the scar. He then said that he wanted me to come back in 4 weeks to have an x-ray, and then they would determine then if the bones had healed enough for me to start putting weight on my leg. That will be 7 weeks from the op, and bang in the middle of the 6-8 week time period I have read about.

I asked about returning to work, and he did not think that it would be a problem as long as I was ok to sit for long periods. I will have to have a think about when I think I will be ready to go back. It is not only the work place that is an obstruction, it is also transport. Something to think about over the next few days. I also asked about how long for a complete recovery, and he said 3-4 months from the operation. My plans have been that I would try to arrange to go out to China again in September. That is around 3.5 months after the operation. Depending on how well my bones heal, it might still be possible. Once he had said that, he then gave me a form to hand in at reception, and he was done. 5 minutes with the consultant and we were only there for 2.5 hours…

The Beast of Ryton Pools

The Beast of Ryton Pools

Dad came and picked us up, and due to how long we had been, we decided to go straight to Ryton Pools for a walk. We arrived, and I sticked over to where the shop was. Outside, there were 2 mobility scooters covered over. Presumably because they were so exciting, they could not leave them uncovered. Or, maybe it was to keep them dry. I was given a quick lesson on how to use it. Right thumb for forward, left for backwards. Turn the dial to go faster. I discovered myself the horn, which sounded like a wounded chaffinch gasping it’s last breath. We walked / scootered around the pools, and had a pleasant time. The rain held off, and the sun came out towards the end. I went through all the puddles and mud in the scooter to try and get it looking more battle torn. After about an hour of travelling around, we were back at the shop, and I dropped off the scooter, and took a picture of it for posterity. Look at how mean it looks with the streaks of mud down the side and on the tyres.

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  1. Gina
    June 10th, 2009 at 18:02 | #1

    That’s one mean looking mobility aid ….. ! Don’t get too used to it or you won’t enjoy driving a proper car in a few months time. Don’t forget that you haven’t been in my new car yet!!

  2. Nige
    June 10th, 2009 at 23:59 | #2

    Ahhh…. Sir selected the “Moon-dust aubergine over the sea of tranquillity twist of purple”. Do I note a twist of metallic fleck in the colour? Anti-slip foot mats are always a safe bet and I particularly enjoy these with the silver edged beading. Individually foldable armrests are never out of place on a instrument of this calibre and essential for easy ingress-egress when ones upper leg is gammied up. The sight of the ultra deep forward loading facility finished in sand dust wicker brings moisture to my automotive eye.
    The exterior treatment is complimented by the 5inch colour coded “turbine look” rims fitted with the popular town and country moon shadow grey tyres which hold the terrain like nothing else.
    Exterior front-end chrome treatment costs a little more however it’s worth it when you see the beast glinting in the sunlight.
    Despite the, some might say, premiership footballer looks of this machine, I am pleased to note the safety features have not taken a back seat and include a side reflector. Do I note an anti-wheelie bar at the rear? They think of everything!
    Moving to the interior, this steed spares nothing when it comes to comfort. The “Daylight white” captains’ chair wouldn’t look out of place in the Virgin Premium economy class and would hold you tight in even the most rugged of conditions.
    What can I say mate apart from ……. Niiiiice.

  3. killban
    June 11th, 2009 at 09:50 | #3

    Be prepared for next weeks jaunt. Pictures of me on the beast have been threatened…

  4. Jules
    June 11th, 2009 at 14:30 | #4

    Whooah fella, this must be seen as an upgrade to that silver banger of yours. Do you think you could possibly bring it in so we can do some bench marking. Go careful down the M40 though, dont want you picking up a speeding fine.

  5. Juuba
    August 7th, 2009 at 12:11 | #5

    Oh, so that’s how you roll :)

    Just caught up with this blog, nice reading, Thanks!

    Get well soon.

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