Monday, April 11, 2016

A-Z Journey of a Broken Foot (Lisfranc Injury)



If you’d like to know about my own injury, here’s a link to the inside scoop J But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

INJECTIONS - An instance of injecting or being injected: painkilling injections ....... To prevent a Deep Vein Thrombosis subcutaneous injections are administered after the surgery. The duration varies, dependent on the health authority, but 2 weeks seems to be the minimum. The injections themselves do not hurt too much, but the bruises afterwards can!

INSOLES - A removable sole worn in a shoe for warmth, as a deodoriser or to improve the fit: They don't offer a whole lot of arch support, but the insole is removable, which makes it easy to add one that gives you more if you need it....... Insoles are often needed after complex foot surgery as sometimes the arch can completely collapse. If that happens you need moulds taken and 'proper' insoles created rather than over the counter ones.

Definitions courtesy of Oxford Dictionaries.

10 comments:

  1. Wow you really went through hell.

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    1. Actually, yeah! Which is why I thought this a good topic, just to make people more aware if they know anyone - and realise that I was moaning for a reason LOL! x

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  2. No way I could handle an injection as shown in the image!

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    1. I have to be honest Alex, Jeff had to give me those injections every night, I just couldn't bring myself to do it!

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  3. Injections are no fun--especially when you have to give them to yourself.
    Melanie Schulz from
    Melanie Schulz.com

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    1. I was lucky that Jeff was willing (maybe a bit too willing lol!) to administer them. There was an old lady on the ward that was really quite distressed about having to inject herself :(

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  4. Sorry to read about your injury. Hope it will heal itself in the end, somehow. The selfhealing power of the human body is amazing at times.

    I wish you well and good luck.
    Lex.
    The Netherlands/Europe.

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    1. Hi Sectie, I agree, when you think what we put our bodies through and how they heal themselves :) Thanks for visiting x

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  5. That must be painful, the healing taking so long! I wish you well and as quick a recovery as possible.

    Andrea from Music & Words blog
    Volunteer in Damyanti's D Company #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks Miss Andi :) and thanks for visiting x

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