Marching Forwards

This has been another light week on hospital appointments which is nice and I have even managed to get a little PhD writing done. The hospital appointment I did have was with an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in ankles and feet. I have been getting pain in my ankles, Achilles and toe joints. I know you will all be surprised to hear that my ankles are unstable – I know it’s a shock right! My right ankle is worse than my left and the joint moves like a really wobbly tooth, which is funny because my left probably hurts more than my right. The long and short is we are going to try some physio, get my elbow surgery out of the way and then probably operate. The good news is that there doesn’t seem to be any arthritis in the ankle joint. I don’t yet know if I will be having elbow surgery, I saw my surgeon a couple of months ago and we were going to wait 6 months, well I have an appointment on Monday as I can’t stand it anymore so I am hoping that he wi

ll operate to try and resolve the issue.

The other big news is that I finally made the decision to get rid of my car. So for the time being I am carless until my new car arrives in October. To look on the bright side, its great time for elbow surgery. My new car, will have room in the boot for my wheelchair, a hoist to be able to get the wheel chair into the boot and some extra help with steering. As mentioned in another the post the car feels a bit like a tie to my old life so it has been a big decision to get rid of it. The new car is very nice and still has a heated steering wheel so I am hoping I won’t miss my old car too much.

My husband and I actually went out on Saturday, he is ex-army and we went to the 50th year anniversary of his old regiment. It turned out to be a lovely day, weather was great and we met up with people that he hadn’t seen for 20 odd years. There were also some great displays, a re-enactment of the battle of waterloo which had brass cannons and live firing, it was quite noisy. They even got all the veterans doing parade, it was lovely to see my husband marching with his battalion. I was so pleased that I had my wheelchair, without it I think I would have had to stay at home.

This week I have also been looking at solutions to make working in my office at home more comfortable, so I am going to get an adjustable desk so that I can change my position throughout the day. Hopefully it will help. Next week I have the orthopaedic consultant appointment for elbow, a routine catch up with my GP (I have them every 2 months) and there is the 6 week follow up with the breast consultant about the lump. I can’t believe it has been 6 weeks already. Time flies when you are …….. busy with hospital appointments!

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