Forced rest

My fellow bloggers may have noticed I’ve been tardy at reading your posts over the past few weeks. This has partly been because of the busy season, but also has been deliberate.

For five years I’ve been trying to manage an ankle injury, without success. After having tried the less invasive treatments with little relief, late last year I sought the help of an orthopaedic surgeon. X-rays and MRI Scans confirmed damaged tendons in my ankle.

With surgery booked for today, and knowing I’m going to be laid up for several weeks, I’ve been stockpiling my emails, and posts of the blogs I follow to catch up on during my forced rest.

I had the surgery this morning, a tendon tear has been repaired, some bone has been removed, and whatever else needed has been done. My leg is currently in plaster, and will be for two weeks, followed by several weeks in a moonboot, and then physio. So, lots of forced rest, and plenty of time to catch up on everyone’s happenings.

I’m still in the capable hands of the nurses in hospital, but tomorrow I’ll return home to Paul’s care. Paul missed his true vocation. He would have made a brilliant nurse so I’m going to be in safe, caring hands.

It’ll be a while before I’m on my feet again, but I’m assured the surgery went well, and I can expect a successful result. I hope so.

I wonder how Mr Tilly will be tonight. I don’t think he suffers separation anxiety to the extent that some dogs suffer it, but he does definitely show a certain amount of anxiety when one of us is absent. A whole night with one of us not being there is sure to have him feeling just a little out of sorts. I’m sure he’s bound to give me a rousing welcome home in the morning. Just hope his welcoming exuberance doesn’t literally bowl me off my good leg.

And now it’s time to get stuck into my waiting emails and blog posts.

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20 thoughts on “Forced rest

  1. Don’t leave it to long if it needs professional help. I kept ignoring mine hoping it’d go away – no such luck. In the end it had got that bad that it was effecting my stability.

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  2. I think in Mr Tilly’s case it’s just that we’re home with him almost all the time. Our children were young when we had our last dog, so she didn’t get the same time, attention and focus that we’re now able to give to Tills. Plus we always had a cat too,which was good company. I’m sure Tills would also be ok staying home without us if he had a cat for company. I’d live that too, but not really the thing to with our caravan winter trips away. That you for your well wishes too Lorelle.

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  3. Hi Chris, We are wishing you every success with the angle recovery. Be patient with your recovery. Do your exercises when told to do so.

    Paul the expectations are high.
    Do your best.!

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  4. I’m hoping to be the model of obedience to all recommendations from the medical profession. I can just hear people who know me well chuckling at that, but this time I know I have to do what I’m told.

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  5. Thanks Diane. Surgery went well, but realised today how difficult the recovery period is going to be. I’m not allowed to put any weight at all on the healing foot, and have to keep it up above heart level for 23 hours of the day. That’s for two weeks, after that it should get a little better.

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  6. I hope you have a good comfy recliner! I had both knees replaced this year the last one in November and my Lazyboy chair has saved me! Reclined back, pillow under the leg & foot and an ice pack! Oh and electronics all within reach…lol

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