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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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Day 13

I very good session with my physio yesterday (actually she's technically a Musculo-skeletal therapist)  but when it comes to getting me mobile I don't think it matters what they are known as but rather what they do - I have the utmost faith in Liz and that helps but I came away feeling really good.

Today is staples out day - looking forward to that as they do irritate a little and I'll be able to have a shower rather than an up as far as possible and down as far as possible (without forgetting the possible)!

It's going to be a long slow road to recovery but speed is increasing and I feel a change from 1st gear to 2nd gear on the way.

Just back from the doctor (in fact it was Irene the practice nurse) who took all 35 staples out - they were not as I imagined them - tiny little W or M shaped spring steel things which I imagine relied on tension to pull things together - I feel much better without them.  I am further precluded from showering until Saturday in order to stop any infection getting into the little holes created by the staples.  Irene said that all was looking good but to keep an eye on it in case it oozes a bit.

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