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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, 23 June 2016

Day 7 of recovery

Back to NGH this morning, this time for an eye appointment (previously torn retina). I'll not be able to focus my eyes util about 15:00 today due to the drops they put in.

The hip is becoming more flexible and the stairs less of a psychological challenge.  I find sleeping on my back a bit of a challenge and would rather roll on to my side but I physically cannot do that at the moment.  Am sleeping well (really deep sleep during the day) and just biding my time as my stamina and flexibility return. Deep down I am sorry that the Dynamaic Hip Screw repair failed but, in the modern parlance, we are where we are so I have to make the best of the situation.  I'll have to miss going to the Braunston Historic Narrowboat weekend but there will always be next year but this year is a Grand Union year!

I am reminded of some advice my mother gave me many years ago - you are born with a hand of cards, I cannot change those cards but I can help you play them to your best advantage.  A bit of good old fashioned advice, still as valid today as it was when she mentioned it to me.  Bless her.

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