Some dates are forever etched in our memories. I have a few but there are two I will never forget. October 6th 2014 is the first. It was the day my femur broke. It was a life changing day. A day that would start me on a journey with a rare bone disease, so rare that … Continue reading A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
It was 3am Tuesday morning, 7th September, 2021. I desperately needed to go to the bathroom, so I rolled out of bed, the way physiotherapists had always shown me to do. I reached for my awaiting crutch and made it to the ensuite, not without pain, with my usual pain. I got back into bed … Continue reading An Acute Life Changing Chapter
It's a cliché! Life is full of surprises. We all know that and we probably all like to think we are prepared for them. Sometimes though they come when we least expect it and they are not always good. This week has been a really tough week. I was happily thinking I had 3 … Continue reading Life is Full of Surprises!
My left femur broke spontaneously on October 6th 2014. It just snapped in two, no warning, apart from pain at the site for a few weeks, it just happened!! From a medical perspective it is a pathological break. We now know I have a rare genetic bone disease. It's The Strongest Bone In Your Body....It … Continue reading The day my femur broke!
It's 11 weeks post my left femur break and surgery to insert a titanium rod from my hip to my knee. I am still on 2 crutches and will be for another 3 months, at least. My Surgeon is pleased with my progress but keeps warning me this is a long slow process with healing expected to take 18 … Continue reading It’s A Rare Genetic Bone Disease
In 2010 I was in my mid 40’s, at the height of my career as an Executive Manager in a major bank. In April of 2010, I was getting ready to take 6 weeks long service leave to spend some quality time with my beautiful husband. We were going on a road trip, through South … Continue reading My Story