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Nature Finds A Way
Posted on July 1st, 2009 at 10:22 am by lopo1969 and

It was my 3rd visit to the fracture clinic and I was anticipating that I would have another fibreglass cast set at 90 degrees. So was resigned to another 2 weeks of very limited mobility. I was wheeled into the plaster room and the nurse proceeded to remove the cast to reveal a very hairy (like a baby gorilla), limp, and weedy looking, left leg. I couldn’t believe the size difference between the two calves.

 

Sitting there, waiting for the Doc I could feel that my foot felt very floppy, I and had a little panic that the tendon was still dangling mid calf and I would have to go through surgery after all.   When the consultant did finally arrive, he had a good old rummage round and then asked me to kneel on all fours on the couch, with my legs slightly apart and feet dangling over the edge, (you really have to leave your dignity at the door, Dear Reader) apparently this is called a Thompson test, and it involves squeezing the calf to check for movement….and it was confirmed. The tendon had re-attached! How clever of it to do that all by itself!  I was totally delighted and it felt like a weight had been lifted.

 

The consultant then decided that I could go straight into an aircast with 3 wedges, and wonder of wonders I can weight bare!! It feels so good to walk with both legs.  I look like a member of Borg with this robot style boot on.  It’s all very technological too; it requires a little pump to fill it with air through various valves.  The air cushions hold your foot firmly in place and it doesn’t move at all. Its very 21st century Darling!

 

The thing I have to remember now it that the tendon is still very weak and could rupture again, so I have to take it easy and not push too hard.  I’m cocker hoop though; this has been a good day!

Comments so far:

Link Here | July 1, 2009,

“Cocker hoop”? I SO had to look that up. Came back with this: Being in a state of boastful elation or exultation. I presume this is correct? I wish I could use that in a sentence - sounds like a fabulous little idiom.

Comment by trisportgirl |


Link Here | July 1, 2009,

I just love our differences in language. Cocker hoop is such a common expression here. I once used the phrase - pulled a right face - in a comment some time ago then I had to explain what it meant. For those who don’t know it means, I I had asked my husband and his friend to do something for me which they did do but really would have preferred not to so showed their feelings by - pulling a right face - so there you go.

So, any road up Louise, good progress for you then eh!!

Annie

Comment by annieh


Link Here | July 2, 2009,

Hello again,
I’m sorry to be a picky so and so but isn’t the term ‘cock a hoop’ meaning dead chuffed?

Richard xx

Comment by Richard |


Link Here | July 2, 2009,

Richard,

Cocker hoop, cock a hoop, cock up!! I did google it today because Smish had mentioned it and asked which was right, apparently either is OK. But as usual you are more right than wrong, cocker hoop is the lazy way, consider me lazy.

How you coping with this heat! Never felt it so bad in years. Took my laptop into the garden yesterday to watch Murray (I had the day off), had to come in after a few minutes, I thought the laptop would melt or explode.

Annie

Comment by annieh


Link Here | July 2, 2009,

Annie,
So that’s another win for Yorkshire then - no we’d better not go down that line !!

Also there’s ‘Coq a Huppe’ which pertains to a rooster proudly showing off his chest - Are there any French bloggers out there who can help?

The heat is stifling isn’t it ,our Cricket field at school is turning a dusty brown before our eyes - the hay fever has taken everyones mind off swine Flu !!

ll the best,

Richard xx

Comment by Richard |


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