Monday, 5 December 2016

Getting out again.

The simplest things continue to bring me the most joy. Walking with my family nails it most times.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Time to take a breath

Just got home after a week away in Majorca with my family and I've got to say the chance to slow down and take a breath was much more needed that I thought.

I still have to use a mobility scooter a lot of the time and hop around on crutches, but that didn't stop me. I even got out a couple of times to catch a sunrise, something I've been wanting to do for quite a while.

Needless to say now comes the ordeal of returning to work tomorrow, but as is always the case I remain great full I have a job to go back to.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Never take yourself to seriously

I guess its fair to say its gona be quite a while yet before I can get back on a bike. Until then......

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Just Jack

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Now I can hop

So, its been eight weeks since my bike accident and I've just about perfected the art of hopping. I've got fair swift on one leg even if \i do say so myself. A few more days and I hope (not hop) to get the go ahead to start putting some weight on my leg, get on crutches and stop hopping. Maybe even get out of the wheelchair. I've just about nailed wheeling it now, so its clearly time to walk again.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Out and about

One of the hardest things about having a broken hip for me has been the inability to get out and walk. Walking has been for so long a great way for me to slow down enough to smell the roses and take a breath.

Its also a great chance to pick up my camera and see the world in a different way. That's what I got the chance to do last weekend, not walk, but shot.

I truly look forward to the day I can walk about with my camera again.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Screwed up

It really is amazing how we can be cut open and  screwed together. A case in point is of course the metal work now holding mu hip together. They tell me the ball part of the joint on my leg punched its way through the socket in my hip. Sounds painful and indeed it was.

However, I cant help but be impressed with the repair work. They rebuilt the socket and pinned it altogether making what is hopefully going to be a strong reliable hip. Sure they tell me I'll need a replacement in about ten years time, but for now, I think this should do.

How things can change

So a little over three weeks ago I finish work and set of to collage without a care in the world. Within a couple of hours im in a hospital bed with a smashed hip and collarbone. It really has underlined to me how quickly things can change. I spent 8 days pined to a bed before I was operated on and my hip was pinned back together. A further two weeks in hospital before I could come home. Currently I'm stuck in a wheel chair  with many months of rehab ahead before I can walk again..

Of course I know it could have been a lot worse, of course I'm great full to be alive and understand with work I will continue to get better. But honestly, what a bastard. Everything has changed in a split second and I really don't know what's going to happen next. Guess I never really did.