Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Hospital

Today has meant a visit to our 'local' hospital - twenty odd miles away but nearer than the much bigger one we can use in Middlesbrough.    There is something nice and friendly about a small hospital - everything seemed unhurried and ran like clockwork.   I was seen only a few minutes later and everyone was lovely.

I have been having trouble with my right ankle for some time and some days I am quite immobile.   This is very frustrating.   The Consultant I saw was quite charming and sent me for an immediate X ray (how wonderful it is that these things can be sent between departments instantly these days) and by the time I had got back to him my X ray was up on the screen.   He showed me exactly what the problem was and it was fascinating to see.

The arch has collapsed in my right foot throwing my walking off balance and causing the right hand edge of the leg bone to grate on the ankle bone.  It was clearly visible and I felt a bit better already.

The next stage is an MRI scan to see whether the tendons are bearing up under the strain.   For that I have indeed to go to the larger hospital in Middlesbrough and I am now waiting for an appointment.

So meanwhile, join me on the bench in my new header for a cup of tea and a chat.

21 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sorry your ankle is bad, but hopefully it can be fixed soon. Meanwhile enjoy relaxing on that lovely bench!

mrsnesbitt said...

Let me know when you are coming to James Cook and we'll meet for a cuppa Pat xxx

Jan said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle-hope they can do something to give you some relief. I love the roses and bench-beautiful!

Heather said...

That sounds painful and I do hope something can be done to make your ankle more comfortable. What a lovely spot for a rest and a cuppa - those roses are a beautiful sight.

angryparsnip said...

What a beautiful photo today !
I have rose envy !
I would like to plant some roses, I always had roses and sweetpeas in my gardens but where I live in Tucson it just can't be done.
I hope your ankle can be helped !

cheers, parsnip

Willow said...

Your new header is lovely ! Thank you for the chat and the tea :)

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

May you be well! And soon! And meanwhile, how beautiful your new header is. I feel as though the bench should be facing all those roses and I wonder what you see with them behind you. Something to bring joy to your heart, I hope.

Bovey Belle said...

Ah, now there's a place to sit what lovely roses (I've forgotten the name already although you mentioned it last week I think).

Glad you know what the problem is with your ankle now and I hope it can soon be cured. I have been through M'borough on the way to see my daughter when she was at Durham Uni.

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear about your ankle! Hoping for a prompt appointment and a helpful course of action!
What a gorgeous spot to enjoy while you make your recovery.

Em Parkinson said...

Would love to join you Pat. Sorry about the foot problems but it sounds like you're relieved to be getting answers at last. I like a good MRI!

Gerry Snape said...

What roses Pat...stunning!!get better soon.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Sorry about the cranky ankle - but sitting by your lovely roses would make anyone just a bit happier. Hope it all works out in the end.

The Solitary Walker said...

Those roses are quite stunning, Pat. All the best with the ankle problem.

jill said...

Poor you Pat, I do have sympathy for you as I have problems with my feet, its to do with my arches and a complaint called plantar fasciitis or in our language policeman's foot, very painful indeed mostly after you have been sat down for a while or first thing on a morning. I am touching wood as I write this as the worst foot has had steroid injections in and they work but the good foot is playing up at the moment. Hope you get sorted soon and are pain free as soon as possible. Love the roses I could sit there all day chewing the cud as they say!! Take care love Jill xx

Virginia said...

You poor thing! I hope they can fix it with an orthotic? I am fed up with one bit of me after another packing it in so I feel for you.

My latest ridiculous ailment is a "fallen foot" - I yanked my foot out of the pedal of the stationary bike... didn't feel a thing but then wobbled a bit more than usual walking to the changing-room. That night I found I couldn't make my toes raise up to ease off the other shoe. And I sound like Jemima Puddleduck when I walk! You remember - "Pitpat waddlepat" ... except it's thud step, thud step. !

I love the new Header - those roses look lovely - I hope they smell good too. I'd join you on the bench - if I wasn't so far away!

Hildred said...

Lovely inviting header, - I could sit there for hours, with or without tea. Do hope you are able to get your foot problem fixed quickly - I hate to think of you walking like Jemima Puddleduck in the way Virginia complains of her shuffle.

Terra said...

Outstanding roses in your header.
Oh dear, I hope your foot problem is healed soon.

Pondside said...

How I'd love a half hour on that bench!
Thank goodness your ankle problem has been explained. Good luck with the MRI. I hope the problem can be solved easily.

Robin Mac said...

What a wonderful header, I can almost smell the roses.
Sorry to hear about your foot problems, hopefully a good orthotic will help. My feet have almost completely collapsed, but with orthotics in sneakers I can still walk, and when my new knee heals I should be able to walk even better. Cheers.

ArtPropelled said...

The bench in the garden is a lovely spot to sit and rest your ankle. Hope they can fix it soon!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the commiserations about my ankle - we shall have to wait and see what the scan reveals now.

Thanks also for the comments on my new header. It (the rose) smells absolutely beautiful in this hot weather - the down side is that the blooms are not lasting long because of the heat.

Thanks for calling in.