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Message from Carole
« on: Nov 28, 2016, 08:13:43 »
Carole wants you to know that while walking her dog yesterday, a playful German Shepherd, knocked her over and she has a fractured tibia.
She is having an operation today.

a polish man, who could not speak english, went and got help, and after a palavar getting her and the dog to their car, he and his friends got her home and waited with her until an ambulance arrived.

I dont know which hospital she is in, at this moment.


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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2016, 08:25:10 »
Please let us know any further information a to how she is please Fay.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2016, 09:04:24 »
ouch... hope you get well soon.... John

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2016, 03:20:00 »
Am in Pru.  Surgical 3, several hours op yesterday.  Pilate and pins,  plasterd up to thigh,  drugged up, won't be imaging a while and will need a lift to meetings plus calendars.  Been wojen up by lady wanderong into wrong room and am using artphone,  so excuse typos.  Carolers

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2016, 08:49:03 »
Sorry to hear that Carole. Hope you get well soon.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2016, 09:02:33 »
Thanks mike and Petra,  thank goodness for smartphones eh?

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2016, 09:22:00 »
Rose and I are going to see her today; will post an update later on.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2016, 09:24:23 »
Ouch! No fun at all! All the best for a quick recovery.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2016, 15:00:42 »
So sorry to hear about your leg Carole.   I hope you don't have to stay in hospital too long and that you feel better soon.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2016, 16:03:53 »
Carole

You poor thing! I hope you are not in too much pain (decent drugs!).

How long will you have the cast on for?

Hope to see you soon.

Hugs
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2016, 16:34:02 »
Rose and I have just returned form visiting Carole in the PRU Farnborough. She is pretty chipper considering the accident; her right leg is broken just below the knee (the tibia) and she is in a half plaster and a thigh length bandage. Apparently she was out walking her dog in the park near where she lives and a playful German Shepard Dog ran into her, knocking her down. I won`t go into the details of what happened after that; it`s a bit complicated,  but she is okay, if you can call having a broken leg okay.....

She has asked me to collect the OAS Calendars for the next meeting, and if she is up for it, her as well. She would like to go to the meeting but she is going to try. We will be collecting her and dropping her back home afterwards. Let us hope her recovery is quick and she can get back to her beloved imaging.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2016, 17:32:10 »
Poor Carole.  I'm really sorry to hear about that.

Will the next person to see her please pass on my best wishes and hope for a speedy recovery.

Carole, if you're reading this then do get well soon.

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 2016, 17:51:01 »
Thanks Robert I have my smartphone and data ATM but not a huge amount of data as I don't normally use it much but it has come in handy this week but please excuse typos.  Also thanks everyine else four your good wishes. Carole

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« Reply #13 on: Nov 29, 2016, 17:54:54 »
Rachel I think this cast will be on for a couple of weeks, then a splint. Can't weight bear for 6 weeks so have to find ways of doing things with one leg.  Currently being taught.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2016, 18:58:23 »
Sorry to hear about the accident Carole.  Hope you recover soon.

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« Reply #15 on: Nov 30, 2016, 00:39:59 »
Carole,

Really sorry to hear about the accident.  Get well soon!

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« Reply #16 on: Nov 30, 2016, 10:17:51 »
Thanks Mark.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #17 on: Nov 30, 2016, 13:45:00 »
It's one way to get someone else to cook Christmas dinner but surely there are less painful alternatives! Hope you escape hospital soon and feel better quickly.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #18 on: Nov 30, 2016, 15:39:27 »
Thanks ivor

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #19 on: Nov 30, 2016, 17:25:57 »
Oh my Carole. And just before Christmas. Maybe a good excuse to put your foot up ;) At least you can get on with some image processing!
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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #20 on: Nov 30, 2016, 17:49:29 »
Thanks Julian missed your post on previous page. Hmmm post processing, well there isn't anything outstanding and most things are best on my desktop which is upstairs. Propabably going to mainly live downstairs as .much as possible. I don't have all my add ons such as gradient exterminator and actions on the laptop. All my passwords are upstairs too so going to need some reorganisation.  Carole's

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #21 on: Dec 01, 2016, 01:29:26 »
Sorry to hear about the injury Carole. Sounds quite serious. I hope you recover quickly and have the ambulance chasers trying to get some compensation for you!

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« Reply #22 on: Dec 01, 2016, 11:23:27 »
Hi Carole

Ah, ok...not too bad I guess. 6 weeks is a heck of a long time to be hopping around though.
And what an unfortunate time of the year too.
I hope you are ok and the pain is subsiding and that your leg is on the mend.

Take care and be careful at home especially around your pup!

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #23 on: Dec 01, 2016, 12:51:53 »
Hope Adrian is practicing his dog walking!!!
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 01, 2016, 14:07:06 »
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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #25 on: Dec 01, 2016, 17:02:47 »
Thanks Mac, yes Adrian is doing dog walking.

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #26 on: Dec 06, 2016, 09:09:23 »
Finally got home via ambulance late yesterday. Things are not going to be easy due to the fact l am not allowed to put any weight on the right leg for another 5 weeks, lots of apparatus everywhere and trying to plan order of how to do things, pooradrian is going to be run ragged.

Doug and Rose have been marvellous,  they took a lot of my equipment home for me as well as visiting and offered to take me home, but in the end l talked it all through with the hospital, I.e. getting .e to the. Car, the frame l also needed to take etc and they decided ambulance transport would be more straight. Forward. 

Duncan is going to de-rig the observatory for me.

Visitors will be welcome.
Hoping to find a way to get onto main computer later.

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« Reply #27 on: Dec 06, 2016, 09:45:30 »
Glad you are home at  last, Carole. Just be careful and don`t let the dog jump up ...... :D :D. No problem with the help.... that`s what friends are for. Glad you are on the mend.
 
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 08, 2016, 12:42:28 »
Hugh called in today with a get well card and popped in to see me.  I grabbed the opportunity to get him to de-rig the Atik and Skywatcher 130PDS and checked all was well in the obsy.  Duncan was going to do this for me next week when he is over, but getting it done sooner rather than later has put my mind at rest.

So thank you Hugh.

Doug and Rose are going to collect the calendars and bring them to the next meeting.

Carole

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« Reply #29 on: Dec 19, 2016, 21:15:57 »
Went to the Fracture clinic today, by DIY adapted wheelchair (for sticking out leg) - saw the Xrays before and after.   Pretty shocked at the size of screws they put in and how many there are, some come out the opposite side.  ....and they offered me to have this done under epidural!!!  Chose general anaesthetic, and seeing as the op took 5 hours and what I have seen today I made the right decision. 

Still can't weight bear for another 3 weeks but they want me to flex the knee so it doesn't get stiff and they took my splint away.  So at least I don't have the discomfort of plaster or splint any more, but makes it feel a bit vulnerable.

Carole 

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« Reply #30 on: Dec 19, 2016, 21:32:32 »
Thanks for the update Carole.  I hope things carry on improving.  Do your best to enjoy Christmas!

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Re: Message from Carole
« Reply #31 on: Dec 20, 2016, 08:09:06 »
Hope you're claiming from the dog owners insurance for all of this.
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« Reply #32 on: Dec 20, 2016, 08:55:08 »
Thanks Mark.

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Hope you're claiming from the dog owners insurance for all of this.
I just don't feel the inclination unless they have pet insurance which I have yet to find out, it wasn't being malicious it was just an accident, and the owners weren't even present it was being walked by her father. and when they found out they came and helped me get out of the park with my dog and were extremely helpful and stayed with me and did all sorts of things to help until the ambulance arrived. 

Was quite awkward as the father walking the dog was Polish, he tried to help me get to my feet but I obviously couldn't, then I started to talk to him and he said he didn't speak English, "I Get help" he said.  10 minutes later he came back with 3 other people (it was dark by then and there I was sitting in the park in the dark).  While I was waiting I got two other ladies to catch my dog who was still running around oblivious to her owner's plight.  The Polish group all helped me hop across the park, sometimes carrying me, sometimes me hopping (supported by them) and got me into their car with the dog.  Took me home, got me in the house, fed the dog, charged up my phone for me, packed it in my handbag so I could take it to the hospital, kept the dog out of the way of the ambulance people.  They could not have been more helpful.  Left me their phone number for me to let them know how I got on. 

I guess I could have called an ambulance in the park (not that I had my phone with me as it was nearly flat), but I could have sat in the dark for an hour and a half (which is the time it took for the ambulance to come) in the cold, and what would I have done with the dog?  At least this way, it got me home in the warm, got the dog home safe and I was able to telephone my daughter who was out with hubby.

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« Reply #33 on: Dec 22, 2016, 10:24:36 »
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Went to the Fracture clinic today, by DIY adapted wheelchair (for sticking out leg) - saw the Xrays before and after.   Pretty shocked at the size of screws they put in and how many there are, some come out the opposite side.  ....

Did you get any photo's?

Sounds very painful.... you've been through the wars what with your shoulder a few years back & now this.... :-(

Get well soon,  John

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« Reply #34 on: Dec 22, 2016, 13:16:07 »
Thanks John,

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e been through the wars what with your shoulder a few years back & now this.... :-(

Yes, I think I must have an aura surrounding me which says "TARGET!!"

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Did you get any photo's?

Do you mean of the incident, or of the Xrays?

No photos of the accident as I didn't have my phone with me, it was nearly flat so didn't bother to take it.

I am trying to get copies of the Xrays, but Radiology is just not answering the telephone today.  Will keep trying.

Carole

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« Reply #35 on: Dec 22, 2016, 13:41:53 »
Yep I meant xrays so we can see how bionic you are... :P

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« Reply #36 on: Dec 22, 2016, 21:59:57 »
Managed to get through to Radiology this afternoon.  I can get some copies but there is a procedure to go through with forms and ID and signing which I have to hand in on 9th January when I next go to Fracture clinic, so looks like I won't be able to get them for a while yet. 

Meanwhile this internet Xray  is sort of similar. 


Found this diagram on the internet which shows roughly how the fracture was.  The conical bit that broke off had slipped tearing and taking the cartilage downwards with it.  Without the surgery I would almost definitely have got arthritis later on, by having the surgery it reduces the arthritis risk to 25%.



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« Reply #37 on: Jan 09, 2017, 22:38:25 »
Went to my six week follow up today in the fracture clinic.  Everything seems to be progressing well, and I can now start to put some weight on the injured leg, i.e. I need to lean on the zimmer frame so only putting half my weight on it for the next couple of weeks, then physio.  I think it's going to be a long job.  I am organising getting a right angled polarscope adapter as I can't see me being able to kneel on that knee for the foreseeable future. 

Ordered Xrays today, so should be able to post them up once they arrive.

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« Reply #38 on: Jan 10, 2017, 18:53:20 »
glad you are at least progressing correctly, carole
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« Reply #39 on: Jan 10, 2017, 20:31:49 »
Thanks Fay

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« Reply #40 on: Jan 10, 2017, 21:07:29 »
I'm glad things are progressing well.

Chin up!

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« Reply #41 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:35:25 »
Thanks Mark

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« Reply #42 on: Jan 11, 2017, 19:29:32 »
As requested by John, I finally managed to get the actual Xrays.

This is post-op image:



and for those of you interested, this is an Xray taken mid-surgery while I guess they were checking they had lined up the pieces before fixing the plate in place.  To think they offered me an epidural to have this done!!  Jolly glad I didn't as I knew from my nursing days that Orthopaedic surgery is like a carpentry shop, and for those squeamish I won't mention what they had to do to get at the area for putting the plate in.  Apparently I was gone for 5 hours, so glad I chose a General anaesthetic.



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« Reply #43 on: Jan 11, 2017, 20:12:04 »
So do plate and screws stay in or do they get removed. That looks like serious surgery. General was defo the way to go couldn't even start to imagine going through something like that whilst conscious. Good news on the recovery and thks for sharing. Never ever broken a bone myself so cant imagine the pain.... :-(  Take care, John.

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« Reply #44 on: Jan 11, 2017, 20:55:22 »
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So do plate and screws stay in or do they get removed.
They said they would leave the pins and plate in as it only requires another operation to take it all out.

Carole