Behind every great man is a great woman, or so the saying goes. Let's flip that on it's head a little. Behind this chronically ill wife is an amazing husband. A husband who has become a full-time carer. A husband who has gone beyond the call of duty. A husband who has become my legs, … Continue reading Thank you Sweetheart
It's nearly 3 years since my left femur snapped in two. Those first two years I can barely remember. It's a blur of surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay, recovery after recovery. Actually recovery is probably the wrong word because I haven't recovered. My left femur is still broken. It's officially diagnosed as … Continue reading The Next “Leg” of My Journey
I've had a week of surprises. I should be used to the unexpected by now and generally I am. I take the shocks and twists and turns my body throws at me in my stride most days, most weeks. This week felt different though. Two weeks ago I felt a snap in my left foot. … Continue reading From Chaos to Calm
Oh how I love this time of the year! Carols playing, tree decorating, wrapping presents with beautiful paper and ribbons, christmas cake and pudding and yummy mince pies. As I think about this season and the memories it conjures up in my mind, I can't help but contrast my current Christmas to my Christmases past. … Continue reading Faith, Hope and Love – Merry Christmas
Today I am literally stuck! Stuck upstairs until tomorrow morning at the earliest. Why? My stair lift (affectionately called shifty) decided last night that it needed a holiday from lugging me up & downstairs all day & it just stopped. No warning, no consideration of how much I depend on it. It just stopped & … Continue reading Stuck
This week has been the Second Annual RA Blog Week and it has been an absolute pleasure to be involved. Given I had surgery mid week I had to cheat a little with my own blogging and submit posts that I had written earlier in the month/year that I felt were suitable for the topics. … Continue reading RA Blog Week – Last Day Post
Yesterday I had a really interesting appointment with my Orthopaedic Surgeon. An interesting appointment indeed! It was one of those when you just don't know whether to laugh or cry. My husband and I have a great relationship with my Surgeon and he knows I understand the ins and outs of my bone disease as … Continue reading To Laugh or Cry?
I saw my Orthopaedic Surgeon yesterday & I am having more surgery on Tuesday the 20th October on my leg. This is to swap the screw in the intramedullary rod in my leg from a static screw to a dynamic screw to jolt the femur into healing activity. Surgery was going to be today but … Continue reading Bone Stimulator to the Rescue!!
Today is my 50th birthday!! Something of a milestone & all year friends & family have been asking how am I going to celebrate? What amazing things do I have planned? Well with RA, a rare bone disease, broken femur & a colostomy, planning grand celebrations is just not possible. I never know from one … Continue reading Over the Hill… I’ve turned 50!!
I had my 8 month review appointment with my Orthopaedic Surgeon today to see how well, or otherwise, my broken femur was healing. I've been having increasing pain above my knee so my husband & I were expecting a mixed report. Well we were right in expecting that. When my femur broke 8 months ago … Continue reading A Screw issue in my leg….. surgery needed!