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I managed to slip over on 6-November-2015 and fracture the femoral head of my right hip. This blog is just to keep friends and relatives up-to-date with my recovery. It also will show where the NHS is good and where there is opportunity to improve. If you click the images tab (above) there are a few images of the break before and after the repair.

Update 10-June-2016 - sadly the femoral head has avascular necrosis and a total hip replacement will be carried out on 15-June-2016

I am home in Stoke Bruerne

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Day 14

A view from where I am currently sitting
Well part way through my first night at Cliftonville - finding control of body temperature a bit of a challenge at the moment.  It is very quiet here which is a blessing.  I think I am going to have to get hold of a wheel-chair to ensure I get out and about a little as I struggle to hop more than 20m with the zimmer and I really don't feel safe or confident on crutches yet.  All the effort that goes into moving goes through my left leg and hip and I am mindful that puting too much stress there won't help in the long term.

I think today will be a bit of a learning curve about how things work here - seems to be very flexible and friendly so far.

Surprisingly no one from the 'management' side of things has been to say hello - I did think that might happen.  Have been to lunch; food very good (parsnip soup, chicken breast wrapped in bacon with BBQ sauce, mash and vegetables followed by sponge pudding and custard) but before the tea/coffee Mother Nature said the time is nigh so I asked if I may go - well I was flabberghasted when I was only allowed to go under sufferance - I am not a child!  Company not of my choosing but that's life but I am not sure I can cope with six weeks of it!

A lovely visit from my friend Rob Westlake this afternoon where we put a lot of Sculptor things to bed.

Sandwiches for tea, I do like that idea, and then a very pleasant visit from Sarah Brown of Canal & River Trust. She told me all about the renovations her partner George is undertaking to their home. Much more interesting than a broken hip in my view.

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