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

Friday, 15 April 2016

No 1 of an occasional update

I have spend the last couple of days staying with my friend Sue in a hotel in Kenilworth (a lovely market town with a great amateur theatre).  Sue is here to play bridge this weekend and we thought we'd meet for a couple of days.  We walked just over 7km (about 4.5 miles) yesterday which is the greatest distance I have walked in a day since breaking my hip.  

I still have a sharp pain sometimes in my groin area which is quite controllable with anti-inflamatories but I don't particularly wish to take drugs.  I see the consultant again on 29-April and recently spoke to his secretary to advise her of this little issue; she said the radiology team will take a close up image of that area!

Recovery is taking so much longer than I imagined but friends say how well I am doing - I see my progress every day so don't see the step changes that others do.

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