Many of us who have had multiple abdominal surgeries can find we later have issues with adhesions. I was reminded of this the other day when I was talking to my carer about my story. I also realised I haven't said anything about adhesions on my blog in any detail. My Adhesion Story In 2010, … Continue reading Abdominal Adhesions
Finally there is some good news!! I saw my Orthopaedic Surgeon yesterday to review my latest x-rays and discuss the increased pain in my left non union broken femur. So wait for it.....My leg seems to be suddenly attempting to make new bone at the break site, despite the bone graft my Surgeon performed 5 months ago … Continue reading There is some Good News!!
I'm nearly 4 weeks post surgery and this time around seems so much harder than all the others. I think the main reason for that is because I was only 8 weeks post surgery on my broken leg when I had this rod inserted into the other leg. Having 2 legs with titanium rods from … Continue reading 4 week and counting
It seems my good leg ( my right femur) is no longer good and is about to head off on its own little adventure. After weeks of hospital admissions, MRI's, xrays and CT scans, my Specialists had a meeting on Friday to debate my case and decide how to best proceed with treating my yet unnamed bone … Continue reading The Next Leg of the Journey…literally!
After 13 days in hospital I was finally allowed home 3 days ago. That was only because my stair lift had been installed last week and my medical team felt that I would at least be a little safe. They are worried about me and the more they worry the harder it is for my … Continue reading I’m Home…but it’s not over
Twas the night before Bone Marrow biopsy and all through the hospital the patients were stirring demanding a nurse... That's about as poetic as I can get tonight. Tomorrow is a big day and the day after is even bigger. My stint in hospital 2 weeks ago resulted in an MRI on my right femur … Continue reading Twas the Night Before Biopsy
I'm home from my surgery yesterday to have the interlocking screw removed from above my knee. My femur break is not healing and all the weight from my leg was being placed on the screw, causing pain but more worrying for my Surgeon was that he thought it was going to snap. The procedure was … Continue reading Surgery Done…tick…Recovery underway…tick
2 weeks today until my Surgery and no matter how I occupy my time, how engaged I am in the moment at hand, I just can't shake of that waiting feeling, just like a clock is ticking constantly. It happens every time. I'm not anxious, I'm quite relaxed, I'm sleeping well but I still feel … Continue reading The Waiting Game
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