Where am I

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

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Day 5

Woke up just after midnight in an awful sweat. Not sure why but things were soon sorted out. 

The issue that has arisen is how I deal with living from the time I am well (mobile and stable) and can leave Northampton General until I can use my house normally.

I may not be able to weight bear on my right leg or drive for three months so need to consider:
  • Staying in a posh care home
  • Staying with friends
  • Going home and having friends stay with me
The one thing I am sure of is that the NHS will not cast me adrift so it is a question of working with to find a suitable location to bridge the time between being discharged and when I can weight bear - there's plenty of opportunity it is just a case of what is the most appropriate choice for me. I need to consider the narrowness and turning circle on my stairs.

An amazing afternoon with the following kind people who took time out of their day to come and see me - Rod and Val from Byfleet in Surrey, Mike Gardner, from the Sculptor team John Highmore and Miriam Linforth from Canal & River Trust and Sam Samuells and Lynda Payton from Stoke Bruerne.  After they had gone I was wheeled down to pay a short visit to David Blagrove (from Stoke Bruerne) who is also in hospital. This evening Vicky Martin (CRT Waterway Manager SE) came to see me.


  1. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery, Mark Aber

  2. Best of luck with your recovery, get well soon. Chop & Glenda

  3. Best of luck with your recovery, get well soon. Chop & Glenda

  4. Oh my! Anything for some attention! :) Wishing you a speedy recovery. Let us know if we can help at all. Adrian x (nb briar rose)

  5. Oh Kathryn, poor you, I hope you can escape from hospital soon. Let us know if we can help at all - you're welcome to stay in our garden chalet in Surrey (self-contained on one level)but I suspect that Stoke Bruerne will collapse without you!

    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

  6. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Martin and Tracey


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