Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Quick Update

Just got back from theatre. Pin gone, traction gone and just a plaster cast and brace for my hip. Only been awake 30 minutes but I feel pretty good. Thanks for all your messages. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.TM xx

56 comments:

  1. Great news! I've been wondering all day how you were getting on - couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this message - mind you, you may not be able to believe your eyes either when you are a bit more compos mentis and see the size of the font!

    So pleased, TM.

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  2. Did it on my iPhone. Font all over the place. Will fix ASAP.

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  3. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!! A definite improvement. Hopefully you will be mobile now.
    I'm so pleased it was good news.
    Best wishes,
    F

    Verification word: chase (thought it was quite funny now that you are out of traction)

    PS do we stil call you Traction Man?? I've got used to it now - can't imagine changing it to Plaster Man somehow!!

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  4. i am so happy to hear yo are on the mend , soon you will be home and hopefully in time for christmas dinner . congratulatuins

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  5. That's great news, you'll be trundling around in a wheelchair in no time at all! :-)

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  6. woo hoo! this is really great news! :) glad that you are progressing well on the (long) road to recovery. yay!

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  7. Hey, great news Plasterman, so pleased for you and Mrs PM ;o)

    Lansdowner

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  8. Wow, I missed a lot! I hope you will be home soon.

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  9. Hooray!! What wonderful news, it's made my day, looking forward to more details.

    K x

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  10. Yay! Greetings from British Columbia Canada - it's only getting better from here on!!!

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  11. Way to go TM! YAY!!!!

    I am so pleased everything went well and the traction is no more! Fantastic!

    Now just the anaesthetic to sleep off and the physioterrorists to contend with!

    Good news indeed!

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  12. Good news Mark, get well soon.

    Jonny R

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  13. Hooray!!! No more traction, no more weights swingin' in the breeze, and no more blasted pin whacked through the leg! Well even if you can't yet completely curl up at night, you might be able to lie on one side with one leg drawn up and the plastered leg resting on foam cushions.

    So glad to hear you're OK. And yes, you are no longer TM. I had a think about alternatives - Plaster Man (as above), PoP Eye (Plaster of Paris), PC Plod (plaster cast) although that particular one might make you wince ....

    and yes - you'll soon be in a wheelchair terrorising the staff! How fun is that. Mobile! Sort of! Freedom! Out of bed and able to look out for a better look at the view, and possibly - even - in time - a SHOWER!!! But certainly soon you'll be able to hobble to the bathroom for a pee. Oh the joy.

    That's really cheered me up! Have had a bummer of a few days in the old S of D and that has actually put a smile on my fizzog this afternoon. Hooray for TM! Or whoever you are now :-)

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  14. fan-ruddy-tastic TM

    really, really good news

    Susan

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  15. great news TM,
    How long will you have the cast for?

    Good to hear your feeling ok, here's hping dinner is a celebration of all things good :-)

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  16. The cast will be on four weeks, but let's not forget that those are earth weeks ratherthan NHS weeks. So perhaps eight weeks.

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  17. Excellent news. But surely this means you are no longer Traction Man!

    Ex-traction Man perhaps?

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  18. Right well now we'll want a pikchah of course, so when Mrs TM (sorry I can't actually get used to calling you anything else) comes in next with her bag of goodies she can rattle off a few snaps.

    You will now need a knitting needle or something to be able to scratch your leg where the pin holes are inside the cast. It will always itch just where you can't reach! But that's bearable, at least. No more having to drag that heavy weight up the bed and be in such pain, you poor old sossidge. That must have been absolutely hellish.

    How fab! You'll soon be up and prowling about. Are you OK to deal with tonight's dinner, I wonder? Hope it's not completely vile.

    Back soon to make rude comments about the food :-)

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  19. Will miss this blog!

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  20. Wonderful news TM, just put on the computer in the hope that all was well, and it certainly is.

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  21. Fantastic news, so pleased to hear that !

    Now to practice your home for Christmas jig, I guess ;)

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  22. "Extractor man, extractor man
    You run the show
    Remote control
    Direct the action with the push of a button
    You're an extractor man
    Power in your hand
    Extractor man, extractor man."

    ...with a hat-tip to Neil Young's 'Transformer Man'.

    Good luck with the rehab.

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  23. One small step for Traction man?
    May there be many more - good luck from Gdansk

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  24. Excellent! Now that you've been detached from the bed, does this mean you'll be hare-ing (sp?) round the corridors in a wheelchair and heading off to the canteen for some semi-decent food?

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  25. Dear TM - I just CAN'T call you PM knowing how you feel about the Westminster Wooses -so so pleased you're moving round the monopoly board of health. Take care - wishing you the speediest of recoveries.

    xx Gill

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  26. Hooray! Good news... can you actually get up now... or rather not NOW but quite soon? Really pleased for you. x

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  27. Great news!!! Now only the 'physio the rapists' to deal with!!

    Please DON'T poke knitting needles down your cast to scratch - you can do all sorts of damage and you wouldn't want to slow your progress. Ask your physio what you can do to alleviate the irritating itches that are bound to happen.

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  28. Magrithea - It wouldn't be possible to use a knitting needle to scratch since TM has a full cast and hip brace ;-)

    Hope you're having a good long doze, TM. Must be absolutely wonderful to be free of that knitting needle. Oh the joy.

    :-)

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  29. Congratulations......Now for the Physio.................:-(

    Rob

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  30. Over here on the far side of the Pond I am happy to hear you're feeling okay and doing well! Sleep well, rest up! :)

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  31. That's fabulous news! I'm so impressed you managed to send a message this soon - it took me a good hour to remember my own name once after surgery!

    :o)))))

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  32. Jon the recovery nurse4 November 2009 at 19:36

    Excellent news! That has to be a record for the fastest postoperative blogging! Good old iphone. Did you post from recovery? I can just imagine you reaching for your phone in a morphine induced stupor!

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  33. Yay, this sounds better than you were expecting. Well done PM, sounds like you are on the road to recovery

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  34. Oh fantastic. It's just brightened my day completely now. Well done you, the road to recovery mustn't look so bumpy now!

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  35. My stumpy digits are crossed that you will make a full recovery in under the dreaded 4 NHS weeks (which is a very long time when the days are measured in flannel-baths, horrid breakfasts, injections, limp lunches, soggy suppers and the nightly chemical-cosh).

    If a hippo's best wishes are welcome, then consider them yours and remember: Walk tall, walk straight and on that glorious day on which you finally tug your holdall to the escape vehicle, don't forget to look the world right in the eye.

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  36. Thats great news TM, you'll soon be wheeling the wards camera in hand to show us all the delights of the NHS menu in it full glory!!

    Glad to hear you are getting there! Good luck with physio!

    Much love Tia
    xXx

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  37. I am so chuffed for you TM, this is fantastic news. Just take it steady. Any news on how soon you can make your escape?

    Zoe

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  38. Great news TM, I've loved the blog. Still concerned about the loong term effects of all that custard!

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  39. You missed the best bit about having the traction removed - the fact that you cant actually put your leg down on the bed - it kind of hovers in mid-air. With a plastercast on at least it is anchored. The holes will close but they will itch for a while and in the damp they will always ache. My kids called mine 'dimples' - cute eh? I actually missed my pin because I used to wobble it if the holes were annoying me. The only way is up now TM - keep us posted and get well soonest x

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  40. Congratulations!

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  41. WOW! I'm impressed! So many comments - and all of them rejoicing with you, I'm joining in, of course! Barbara (Styria)

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  42. Great news TM, well on the road to recovery now. Will Mrs TM bring in some more pink bubbly this weekend to celebrate the good news? You could soon be known as plastered man!

    Gill

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  43. Think I'll take it easy on the bubbly until I get my balance back.

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  44. Get well soon and I hope you make a full recovery. Your leg looks painful. Z

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  45. Oh you'll be sore. I hope they've given you plenty of drugs. I'm so delighted that you've made progress. You'll be able to go to the loo and get a bit of peace now. I bet they get you up tomorrow and I also bet that you can't wait. I'm so pleased for you

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  46. Hooray - glad you're ok. Are you now Plasterman? Seems a bit too temporary because soon you will be Crutches Man and then you'll be Gone Home Man!

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  47. Hooray!!!! I was cringing when I looked at your blog in case there was an awful post about you having to be in traction for another 6 months. That's excellent news!!! See, all that hospital food HAS done you good..... :P

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  48. i am so pleased - another 'step' towards your full recovery - it appears that the DWP knew something after all xx

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  49. Fanstatic News!!!! Congrats to You !!!!

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  50. Liz from Melbourne5 November 2009 at 01:50

    Really glad to hear that you have progressed to the next stage of recovery. Take it easy.

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  51. Wonderful TM! Been following this blog from Fiji. Keep going, man.

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  52. That really super news! Get well and out soon - Then you can name and shame the hospital concerned, well the Facilities Dept anyway.

    Sam

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