Robert, Rosemary’s nephew visited us for lunch. Nice lunch of pheasant cooked by Rosemary, Chief cook being a temporary invalid. The weather was again sunny, though cold outside. So the conservatory was brought into use. It has now been over a week of sunny weather.
To celebrate Rosemary’s birthday we visited the Plough and Anchor for Supper. Invited the next door neighbours to participate. After a few bottles of wine and a very good meal we retired home after midnight. I had an unusual starter salad of Mango, Avocado and honey, with a main course of Halibut
Back to the hospital for an appointment with Mr Henderson. Arrived at 10.00 am and had my first consultation at 10.45, and then to the plasterer for a new below the knee plaster cast. (Actually some reinforced cloth and water activated resin. Looks very like GRP). Then another xray and the second consultation. Looks like I will be in plaster for six weeks, with another consultation in three weeks time. Presently I must not put weight on the broken leg, and have to keep is raised.
Poor Simba (the cat) was very weak today, unable to stand, so we look her to the vets at 8pm in the evening and had her put to sleep. She now lives at the bottom of the garden under the daffodils. It was slightly amusing seeing Rosemary and I trying to bury Simba using a torch for light and me trying to help dig while being supported with crutches.
On Saturday I travelled to Hundred House and did some paragliding. Unfortunately on one lading on the slope I heard a load crack. I assumed my boot had broken. My ankle hurt, so I packed up and drove home. Gear changing was awkward as pressing the clutch down hurt my foot.
In the morning my ankle was too sore to walk on. Rosemary took the day off and we visited A&E at Stoke Mandeville. X-rays taken within minutes, and then a five hour wait for the doctor. Left after seven hours with my leg below the knee in plaster. I had broken the small leg bone near the foot. Some talk of having to have an operation and plate inserted, but as the bone had not moved and I had been walking on it then plaster will be sufficient. What a disaster, when will be be back in the air?
The issue had been my landing. Not breaking and not standing up in the harness when landing. Result was foot hit the ground at a fast forward speed. Silly boy.