19 November 2013 - no cast!!

Hello all!
After 8 weeks in a plaster cast following the second operation I finally got the cast removed yesterday, hopefully for good!  Unlike the first time round the cast had been very irritating this time so it felt amazing to be able to scratch my leg, Although it was a bit flaky.  I am now [...]

Monday 21st of October

Got my cast changed for a second time since the second repair.  It is strange having it replaced by the surgeon and not the plaster technician, and to be honest the casts are not quite as good.  The plan this time is to bring my foot back to neutral in a non weight bearing cast, [...]

The second repair

Firstly, my thanks to all of you for you kind wishes and support, it has been a great help as I have got through the recent difficult days.
I went in to a different hospital around 1.30 on Monday and was being operated on by a different surgeon by 3:30.  I had a little bit of [...]

Wedge 4…

Yesterday started off well with a lunchtime visit to the physio and everything looking good.  More exercises to strengthen the ankle and foot…  the 4th wedge taken out and advised to remove the final wedge on Sunday, and talk of getting back in to shoes on the following Friday.  The physio did a Thompson test [...]

Getting the Plaster Off - Tuesday the 13th of August

Three weeks after the second plaster had been put on, I was on my way to hopefully get it removed and replaced with some type of plastic boot referred to as an AIRCAST.  Official name a Rebound Airwalker in a fetching two tone grey shade. http://www.ossur.com/?PageID=13644
It was great to get the plaster off, although it looked [...]

First Followup appointment - Tuesday the 23rd of July

I arrived at 9:30 for my 9:45 appointment, checked in at reception and took a seat.  My wife had given me a lift and had dropped me at the door before going to park the car; it was raining quite heavily with a bit of thunder and lightning too.  I had barely sat down when [...]

The Operation - Thursday the 4th of July

It may well have been independence day in the USA, however it was the day I would lose a lot of my independence for a while, how long? ‘unknown’.
I had followed all the instructions and eaten nothing since 6:30pm the previous night, drunk nothing since 11pm.  I arrived in the correct place in the hospital [...]

Consultant appointment - Tuesday the 2nd of July 2013

I had an appointment at outpatients at 15:20.  I got a lift again from my Father in-law and arrived just after 3pm.  On arrival I was advised that the clinic was running around 50 minutes late.  This proved to be optimistic.  After a further time delay update from a nurse also advised that other Doctors [...]

First visit to the Physiotherapist - 1st July 2013

The Diagnosis