Hi everyone. Sorry for the break in transmission but I'm feeling a little bit better now. I visited the hospital yesterday and my surgeon decided that this saga had gone on long enough. He's happy to put a plate in my leg and hopefully get some of the length back. I won't be able to do any marathons but I should be able to walk on a flat surface without too much difficulty. As an inveterate Eeyore I'm somewhat doubtful but any improvement will be welcome. I hope to go back to the hospital in the next two months and then I will have the rest of the summer to recuperate. My greatest wish is to travel to my beloved Portugal (see pic) at the end of September so with any luck I might make it.