Colour me thrilled …

She-who-has-been-mended is back (pardon the pun, regular Reader) at home. We were able to play the get-out-of-jail-free card late Saturday afternoon.  She left hospital an inch taller than she went in and the absolutely amazing thing is that I can already see the improvement in the foot drop and it’s also a bit straighter – and that’s before the intensive physio starts in six weeks! We were told that the nerve damage had been too long lasting for there to be any hope of recovery, so even that little bit already gained is very welcome – I am so going to nag about the exercises …

The consultant said, and I quote “the operation went swimmingly” although it took an hour longer than usual to decompress the nerves. Understandably after all the drilling, screwing and hammering (she has a titanium plate on her spine, rods either side, “cages” around the bone graft sites and two new discs) her pain levels at the moment are very high but her movements are getting more fluid almost by the hour, she’s walking short distances with the aid of a crutch. Well done to K for being brave enough to go for broke and have the op. Colour me thrilled (and relieved)!

So I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty for commencing the planning for France in June and July – I’ve even bought maps. Back in UK for August for a family holiday and celebration of, as he puts it, the fiftieth anniversary of BB’s 25th birthday! Then off to Spain for the postponed Barcelona trip with BB, a visit to R&J in Murcia in October (hopefully) and south coast Andalucia for Christmas with the Bezzies.


Yippee! It’s so good to finally have all going well and so many things to look forward to.

🙂 🙂 🙂

7 thoughts on “Colour me thrilled …

  1. So pleased all went well. Haven’t a clue much of the time as to whom initials are. But it doesn’t matter as the tone of your writing says it all. I’m at tip of La Manga peninsular, parked on the beach, just now. Warm sun. Soooo good. Good luck with your travels. & may the recovery continue positively onward marching . 👍😊

    1. K = daughter Kate. BB = Big Brother, my (much!) older brother. R&J are a couple whose bridesmaid I was many many years ago. The Bezzies/R&S are the same people – R being my best/oldest friend with whom I trained and her husband S.
      Glad you’re warm x

  2. What a relief for you all. Really good news. I am always amazed at the high tech “forth road bridge” engineering that they use today. The kids are always a worry no matter what age they are.

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