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I could totally advise someone on how to set up a better hospital TV system. But we're a captive market I guess.

There's not really anything new to report, which is an odd thing in itself I guess, given how much they don't like to have people lying around. They are still trying to work out the actual pathology and still trying to determine if the 'good' leg is really good enough.

Still no weight bearing on either leg. At all. There was some the other day but they've since changed their minds.

I really wish I could bend the broken one. I wouldn't say it was screamingly sore or anything, it's mostly just annoyingly stiff.

And I'd really like to sit upright. I'm propped in your super adjustable hospital bed yay, but I'd like to have my legs down and be able to lean forward for a bit.

Went to nuclear medicine today, twice! They did things with isotopes. While I was waiting outside for my ride back to the ward, I heard a receptionist snorfling 'bout my surname. Her name was Trudy, she clearly (hopefully) had no idea I was there. So as I was wheeled past reception I made a point of waving and saying 'cheers Trudy' as I went past because I knew I'd get the auto response back, and then, when I was further away, she might momentarily wonder who the hell I was....

I swear I get more people snorfling about it the older I get. Seriously, I blame the kids. And today's kids, because they snorfle a lot more than we did when I was that age. And I was acually touchy about it then, so if anyone my age wanted to have a go at me, it was an easy way to do it.

Kids. Honestly.



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Oct. 10th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
When mum broke her leg in that exciting compound fracture with tropical dirt rubbed into the wound way a few years ago, she hated the stiffness and immobility drove her crazy, and she wriggled and stuck her leg up and out at odd angles and all sorts of stuff, as soon as she physically could (but it was her lower leg, not upper, and just one of them, so she had a lot more movement options than you). All her physios later told her she'd done the right thing and was surprisingly supple for her age and condition, and she has, indeed, pretty much gotten completely back to normal four years later, which is really statistically unlikely at her age. It does make you wonder why people aren't *instructed* to wriggle and wave their broken limbs around when they're in hospital beds, rather than encouraged to lie still and do what they're told (oh wait...).

It always made me think of your stories of your dad in polio wards in his childhood, actually, and how the naughty kids who mucked around out of beds were the ones who actually got well enough to leave.
Oct. 10th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Haha the cheerful friendly oh yes I'm here, oh yes I heard you wave!

Can't believe the legs!Wishing you much bone strength. x
Oct. 10th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
They don't know why it broke, then?
I hope they let you move around more soon because being stuck in one position is absolutely maddening. One wants to twist and turn all over the place.
Oct. 10th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Not being able to move even a little is horrendous. Ugh a million times.
Oct. 10th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Shocked! Still shocked even though I read your weekend entires last night. I...just.. verging on speechless (which is deadfully self absorbed of me, I know).

I am in the city, so please do sing out if you are up for company and/or require care packages. Maybe a nice jigsaw puzzle? I wonder wherer to find one with pictures of Manpower Australia?

I'm with sjkasabi on the moving and building/mainitning what strength and flexibility you can.
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