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Re: Injured by johnnythemonkey on 25 November 2008 2:06pm
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Pete.
Re: Injured by suzulu on 25 November 2008 2:34pm
Sorry to hear about your injury too, Patty. Have you tried an osteopath or chiropractor?
Re: Injured by geordiegirl on 25 November 2008 4:26pm
Oh, Pete, so SORRY. A pain for an active guy like you to have to be so INactive.

Glad to hear you are gritting-teeth and doing what the medics recommend.You must have a small exercise regime planned, on medical advice? Not just Rest all the time? And your garden! Can anyone help with that?

Best of good wishes & if it does mean we get more of you here, that's a great thing for us.
Re: Injured by Lounge Trekker on 25 November 2008 10:19pm
Again, thanks my friends, I love you all. I am trying to follow medical advice, but for a guy living alone, elevating the leg takes real discipline to let go of optional activities, like being at my computer or in front of the TV until I have necessary things done. Just feeding and watering myself requires a lot of movement for someone with only one leg to use.

Prolonged rest is not a good idea but I will be slow to return until I can put some weight on my injured leg. Six weeks for th 'no-load' cast to come off, if all goes well. Yesterday was my first day on crutches having had not a wink of sleep the previous night. I only fell three times. As I go down, I pull the injured leg up so I fall on my good side. Small agravation to the leg, but a few new bruises.

Yes, Patty, some medical help, even possible surgery might be a good idea. In my experience, muscle balancing, flexibility and adequate rest does help.

Re: Injured by tucsonmike on 25 November 2008 10:28pm
Good luck with the recovery. Hang in there!
Re: Injured by Ken Dunn on 25 November 2008 10:57pm
Be careful LT. Don't let the frustration of having to keep the leg immobilised cause you to break the other one. Do you have someone to pamper you for a week or so until you get over the initial pain and discomfort of the injury? My wife had great care in the hospital for 12 days when she broke her ankle and the specialists were able to advise on the best way to ensure the healing was not compromised.
Re: Injured by peripatetically on 25 November 2008 11:40pm
No, I haven't Suzulu. I think I tore something not just pulled it out of place. My leg literally needs to be picked up to get in and out of the car and to climb steps and get dressed. It's not good. And it's getting worse. But thanks for the thought . Also, I'm supposed to be doing PT now for sciatica on the same leg which began about 5 weeks ago. But with the other problem, there's no way on earth I could do the PT!

Pete, is there any way you can get some part time help? You're not going to have it easy. Having the use of only one leg is going to tire you out so fast. I know even with partial movement in my leg, everything is a huge effort.
Re: Injured by Lounge Trekker on 26 November 2008 12:44am
I must have been something special in one of my past incarnations, Patty. I have dear friends to help me. Much of it is just the grind of everyday activity and not something another can help with.

I wish you well with your own difficulties. So much of it must be done yourself. The physiotherapist will show you activities and theories that might help, but unfortunately, you have to do it.

Thanks for the warning, Ken. I've mastered frustration through the use of verbal therapy. I just curse loudly and fluently a few times...and I feel better!

Re: Injured by johnnythemonkey on 26 November 2008 1:38am
I'd be back at work in a couple of weeks with such a trifling injury.
Patty, you stretched your groin ? Glad I was'nt around.
Re: Injured by mrsthing on 26 November 2008 2:48am
Patty, I have sciatica, too. I find the back bending exercises help a lot--they seem to align my arthritic vertebrae. Can you lie on your stomach and push up on your arms, or bend backwards while standing?

Sorry, back to Pete's misery now. Pete, could you get someone to come over for an hour or two during the day to help you out? Or are you like me and hate asking for help?
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