Setback

Entry 445 for Friday July 2, 2021

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? First shower where I could get my leg wet after removing bandages on Wednesday; meetings continue for planning for graduate programs; setup scheduling of more masters students project presentations for next week; xrays at the hospital; meeting about our presentation about student centered teaching for RNP next week; met with Doctor David to put a cast on my leg
  2. What did you enjoy? Having a good full shower was nice; the attention and care of Dr. David and hospital staff was top notch. Aurelia being so patient and helpful is way more than I can ask for. I’m lucky.
  3. What did you find difficult? One moment of not being careful enough led to me falling in the shower when trying to get out. It hurt. Aurelia was so good keeping me calm and getting me into bed to rest and ice up the leg. By mid-day it was feeling better but not as good as previous days. Turns out the screws at the top pulled out a bit. Our options were surgery to pull that out and put a new (larger) plate in or go with a cast for six weeks. We went with the second option and will meet the doctor in two weeks to change the cast and check progress.
  4. What has changed? A single shower without the bag and keeping the leg dry and now I’ll be back to six weeks of showering while keeping the leg out of the water.

Featured Image Credit

Picture of a leg in a fibreglass cast covered in bandage.
“Setback” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/51285423872 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

Today’s Reading/Listening

Listened to more of “Scotty”, currently at Chapter 11.

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2 thoughts on “Journaling during Covid-19 – Entry 445

  1. Holy crap! I am behind in my blog reading. I am just seeing this about your leg now and went back a few weeks to find out what happened. Owch. Take care! I guess on the bright side it gets you out of walking the dog for a few weeks :)

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