Back in June, when his well and truly broken leg was pinned together, Mr TLC was told it would be 4-6 months before the frame could be removed – assuming everything went well. He had five months fixed in his head, I had chatted to some of his fellow patients and suspected it might be longer. We settled in for the long haul.
We’ve had some positive signs since then : x-rays that revealed fuzzy edges where there had been a clean break; Mr TLC gradually becoming more mobile; the frame being weakened by having one supporting bar removed. Best of all, we’ve avoided any nasty infections (so far). All progress, but very, very slow.
Then Mr TLC called me after his last hospital appointment to tell me that his nuts had been loosened.
He’s still pinned together, but the frame is now as weak as it’s going to get. All being well, it comes off next week.
The end is nigh. Normal life will be resumed shortly.
Photo: The End by naturalturn on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons Licence.