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On the mend

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been six weeks now since I broke my leg. I'd been hoping I might get the plaster cast removed when I attended the fracture clinic on Friday, but unfortunately, the bone isn't healing very well so I had a new cast put on instead and was told to go back in two weeks. :-(

However, there are two good things for which I am thankful:
1. I'm allowed to return to work tomorrow. (Whilst it might seem nice to have time off work without being ill, it's actually frustrating, boring and lonely if you live alone and particularly when the things I love doing most are running, swimming, getting out in the hills, visiting friends etc which I can't do with a broken leg).

2. I have seen quite a marked improvement since I had the new cast on Friday. In just two days I've gone from barely being able to put my left foot on the ground to actually being able to walk on it a little. This is so encouraging!

I know I must be careful and I probably overdid it a bit today by walking / hobbling with my crutches for almost an hour, but it was a sunny (albeit bitterly cold) day and I felt really good to be out in it. My ankle is protesting a little, so I'd better be extra nice to it this evening and tomorrow. I'm just so eager to do some proper exercise and not lose any more fitness!

But, as I've got work in the morning, I'd better go and make my packed lunch and make sure I've got everything ready.

For those of you in the UK - Happy Mother's Day!

Actually, for those of you not in the UK, you can have a Happy Mother's Day too - we can never be too grateful to those who have loved and cared for us, can we?!
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    Take it easy!!!
    How is your sleep going?
    I was up until passed 1 a.m.!
    I'm having that feeling like there is not enough hours in the day to do the things I need to do!
    1830 days ago
    I know how it feels to be in plaster when i get my feet done they have to put a plaster on up to the knee so far 3 times with a possibe 2 more. I found it very difficult to get around the first time but by 3rd was an expert at hopping though i still have to use crutches as i cannot take my full weight on left side,
    Hope you manage at work emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Yay for improvements! But, hon, don't overdo it, ok?
    We had a sunny and bitterly cold day here as well, and I LOVED my walk!
    1831 days ago
    I'm glad you are starting to see improvements, Lindsay. BUT....don't rush it! You don't need another set-back either.. ....I know, I'm not your mother. emoticon But....I'm rootin' for ya to get better and to get back out there in life!
    1831 days ago
    I'm glad you're able to go back to work and avoid going stir-crazy! Hopefully, you'll turn the corner and heal up quickly and nicely now. Just a few more weeks, maybe??
    Hang in there!!

    1831 days ago
    Glad to hear that you are doing better and are able to return to work - just don't push it too mush - you want to heal properly.
    1831 days ago
    Glad that the new cast has helped you to be more mobile. Just take it easy and don't over do it! Have a good day at work!
    1831 days ago
    Its great that there has been improvement since getting your new cast. Dont over do it though. Take care tomorrow and enjoy being back in work.
    1832 days ago
    Take it easy on that foot. You will be up and outrunning all of us before long. emoticon
    1832 days ago
    So glad you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine a little, Lindsay! Even though you had to have another cast put on your leg is healing. You see evidence through the pressure it is able to withstand. Just don't put too much pressure on it!

    May your work day go well and your healing continue to come with no complications!

    God bless you!
    1832 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better and more mobile. I know you'll be glad to get back to work and some socialization! Take care.
    1832 days ago
    Glad that you had a good time doing some walking in the sunny day and able to go back to work tomorrow. As for fitness, it is best that do what you can now.
    1832 days ago
    Glad the new cast seems to be helping. Be careful not to overdo too much.
    1832 days ago
    Glad your on the mend. I can relate to losing exercise moments.
    1832 days ago
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