Sunday, November 28, 2010
In May this year I went on holiday with my friend Pat to a lovely hotel in Spain ,
we had been many times to the same hotel and never had any problems. Until on the 13th of May when I had the fall down the wet steps in the hotel I ended up at the hospital with a dislocated Shoulder two fractures in the collar bone and arm and torn ligements and tendon in the right leg .
I was treated by the spanish hospital for my shoulder and arm but they said the leg was just bruised .
I arrived home ten days later and went stright to my local hospital were they found my leg was in a bad way.
I have had a number of teatments scans and x-rays on the leg and this week I was told that I need and operation on the leg But because I have diabetes they are reluctant to do the operation as I could lose the leg due to infection or gang
rene. I was asked to come home and talk to my family have a word with my doctor and decide what I wanted to do .
As I left the clinic I met Barb who was a Cancer patient from the ward I was on last year . She had been crying so we went for coffee and she told me the Doctors had just told her there was very little they could do for her . Her Cancer has spread to the brain and lungs she had less than 12 months . We sat talking for over an hour and we both felt more at ease when we left each other .
I haver talked it over with my family Doctor and friends and had decided no to the op . Its okay my leg may give as I am walking but I will have two legs
I have come up with and action plan .
I am joining the local swimming club not to swim but to use the pool 3 times a week to walk in the water .I will use my boot when the leg is swollen and sore I will lose weight as this will help.
I am going to do this not for anyone else but for me