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.