It was the long awaited 12 week check up today. Having been taking short walks around the house with 1 crutch (but worrying that I was doing myself some harm), I was really anxious to find out if I could go officially start FWB. What a difference 6 weeks makes. Last check up I was pushed in a wheelchair with my leg almost straight out in from of me. Today I got dropped off and left whilst errands were run.
So, all good news. My break has healed and callus has formed. Contrary to any 2am worries, the plate & pins in my leg haven't suddenly fallen out of my leg. The registrar I saw told me that he was happy for me to lose the crutches straight away. I am informed by husband (who had come along after his errands) that my face with a picture. Registrar did then concede that it might be better for me to wean myself off over the space of about a week. He is not happy with my range of movement - about 90 degrees, it should be more at this stage and has told me that I will have more problems with my arthritus earlier than I could have expected before the break; but on the whole by the time they see me again in 3 months then he expects it to all have settled down and my ROM to have improved greatly. Its only then that he will start to worry. Yes, I am happy that my leg has healed but I would have liked a little TLC with it.
Saw the NHS physio as well this afternoon. She is not happy for me to lose both crutches yet and wants me to concentrate on walking correctly and putting my full weight through my left leg first. I got more out of today's session than any other as I feel that the exercises that I now have to do will really start to do some good. This is typical when I have booked to see a private physio on Monday, but I know that Liz will do much more for me in a shorter time. I was chatting to her for 15 minutes when I went into make the appointment and really got a good feeling.
Right now I am in my usual evening position of leg on footstool and laptop on as I have spent so much time walking around with just the 1 crutch and making sure that I am doing right that I am really, really sore and stiff!