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The decision


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
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PATRICIA441 11/29/2010 4:20PM

  The very best to you . Water exercises are always good. Pray all goes well! Healing Hugs. Pat

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/29/2010 1:12PM

    Linda
I am so sorry all of this ahs happened to you. Your injurie3s seem so bad. I ahd a bad fall thanksgiving day last thursday and ended up in the hospital myself. I blogged picture last night of the bruises and cuts on my face. I also injured my eye. Blessings to you, friend.
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Debbie

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WOOLRIPPER 11/29/2010 10:46AM

    Excellent and wise decision Lynn. emoticon

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SUSANISBACK 11/29/2010 4:02AM

    A good plan with the walking in the pool and I know you have other exercises you can do. As for the weight, it is coming off and will not be a problem much longer emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DSJB9999 11/29/2010 1:54AM

    Lynn

That's not a decision you have made easily but I think it'll be a good one.

What a motivator for losing the excess and walking in the pool will support your leg.

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ERIECANALGAL 11/29/2010 12:16AM

    Good decision, Lynn.
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