Ouch (possible NSFW pictures of my arse to follow)

Ouch (possible NSFW pictures of my arse to follow)

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Dibble

Original Poster:

10,186 posts

185 months

Saturday 17th August
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Thanks again all. Not long now until I can consign these stylishly altered jeans to the bin!


DirtyHarley

83 posts

18 months

Sunday 18th August
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Dibble said:
Thanks again all. Not long now until I can consign these stylishly altered jeans to the bin!

fk me - Dibble, you mixing fashion advice from robocop and chuck norris again?

Next thing you know when you're back on two wheels you'll be wearing arseless chaps and flashing your knarly scars (and squished knackers) at the world!

crofty1984

13,302 posts

149 months

Sunday 18th August
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Dibble said:
Thanks again all. Not long now until I can consign these stylishly altered jeans to the bin!

Breezy. Does anyone remember those popper trackies from the 90's?

Dibble

Original Poster:

10,186 posts

185 months

Sunday 18th August
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rofl

I’m a style icon. What else can I say?

There’s not much choice in clothing for us “frame wearers”. Anything commercially available tends to be beige elasticated and contain absolutely no natural fibres, whatsoever! I did actually loo, for some “poppers”, but they’re not really a look I can pull off. I have got some Canterbury brand tracky bottoms with full length zips, but I got a few pairs of jeans altered with the zips as they’re a bit more “pub appropriate”.

SteelerSE

1,620 posts

101 months

Wednesday 21st August
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Very positive news Dibble. Keep on keeping on mate!

Hungrymc

4,083 posts

82 months

Wednesday 21st August
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Every time I see an update, I'm just amazed by the strength needed to keep pushing through (Yourself and Remy). I guess "needs must" and all that when your faced with these things but even so. Keep going Dibble, great progress.

Dibble

Original Poster:

10,186 posts

185 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Boom!

Well, the next “big step” (ho, ho, ho - it’s a gift) to getting better has been taken. It’s not over yet, by a long chalk, but finally getting rid of the frame feels like a HUGE milestone. There’s a fair old chunk of rehab and physio still to come. Yay. I simply LOVE exercise, in all its shapes and forms...

I saw the consultant and the registrar once I was out of recovery and back on the ward. They are both happy with how everything has gone. I’m going to have a follow up visit in a couple of weeks and the clips (70-odd, apparently) will be removed then. I’ve already got my next physio session booked for a fortnight today. Ace. I literally cannot wait... The slight downside is that I revert to “toe touch” weight bearing for six weeks or so. After almost two and a half years, I reckon I can deal with that.

You will no doubt be delighted/disappointed/repulsed/nauseous that the only photo so far doesn’t really show much, other the absence of the scaffolding, but that’ll do me for now! I’m not sure how much “flesh” has been taken to tidy up my leg/reduce the scarring but don’t worry, as soon as possible I’ll be publishing more “graphic” pictures for all of you who enjoy that sort of filth.


RDMcG

13,614 posts

152 months

Wednesday 11th September
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This is superb.

You have been on a very long journey and have handled it without a trace of self pity. I do understand that there is more to come, but it is so encouraging to see progress. Given your very clear will to rehabilitate yourself I feel that you will make a good recovery.

I do regret that your application to the Bolshoi Ballet is in danger, however.

defblade

5,276 posts

158 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Lemanandbeyond

9 posts

1 month

Wednesday 11th September
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Good morning Dibble,

I have been on the site a while but only joined recently, I just wanted to say great progress and congratulations on having your scaffolding removed!beer


Bobberoo99

9,718 posts

43 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Excellent!!!! Great step forward there Dibble!!!
getmecoat Sorry, couldn't resist!!

bogie

14,147 posts

217 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Awesome ....onwards and upwards smile

black-k1

9,045 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Krikkit

15,975 posts

126 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Great to hear Dibble, hope things go OK with healing/infection etc and you're off to the torture sessions on schedule. biggrin

And yes, no more plums please.

Dibble

Original Poster:

10,186 posts

185 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Cheers, all.

I don’t know how they managed it, but the dressing they’d stuck on felt like it was giving me the world’s slowest leg wax and was actually more painful than the wound itself. All I’m now left with is a single, straightish, 50cm or so wound, currently held together with about sixty clips or so. These are due to come out in a couple of weeks. There was no sign of infection inside, but everything got a good hosing down and scrub out, just to be on the safe side. I’ve had a dressing change and the difference is heavenly!

It’s actually quite disappointing if I’m honest. Although a right faff, at least the frame looked reasonably dramatic! What a bloody let down...

The hospital WiFi is awful for any sort of streaming/uploads, so you’ll have to wait until later on today, when I’m back home, for the photo. It is completely plumless, you’ll be delighted to know!

Oh, didn’t I mention they were happy to boot me out today? Yep, I’m just waiting for meds/transport and then I’m off. I’ve learnt that these seemingly simple tasks can somehow take all day, so I’m not holding my breath. It’ll happen when it happens. Headphones in and watching some previously downloaded BBC/Amazon stuff. This ain’t my first rodeo...

MissChief

5,114 posts

113 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Simply super news Dibble!

Dibble

Original Poster:

10,186 posts

185 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I am safely installed back home, not much more than 24 hours after I came out of surgery at half three yesterday. I managed to persuade the consultant to get me a screw. It’s not one of the actual ones from my leg unfortunately, but she “acquired” it. I’ve tried to show how long it is compared to my thigh, foot and a 10cm paper scale, but it’s actually pretty tricky to photograph it, semi one handed, with a phone.





For those of you who like to do all that “fettling” stuff and know about these things, I’ve even included the sizes/thread pitch etc. Enjoy.



And finally, as promised, a picture of my (now much tidier) gash.



I’m shattered. I’m going to have a sleep.

RemyMartin81D

4,943 posts

150 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Great to see you are making forward progress the scaffold as you put it looked insanely awkward.

Good news.

Biker's Nemesis

35,900 posts

153 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Dibble said:
I am safely installed back home, not much more than 24 hours after I came out of surgery at half three yesterday. I managed to persuade the consultant to get me a screw. It’s not one of the actual ones from my leg unfortunately, but she “acquired” it. I’ve tried to show how long it is compared to my thigh, foot and a 10cm paper scale, but it’s actually pretty tricky to photograph it, semi one handed, with a phone.





For those of you who like to do all that “fettling” stuff and know about these things, I’ve even included the sizes/thread pitch etc. Enjoy.



And finally, as promised, a picture of my (now much tidier) gash.



I’m shattered. I’m going to have a sleep.
A hairy gash.

Sweet.

ChocolateFrog

5,654 posts

118 months

Thursday 12th September
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Somehow only just caught this thread today, that's a bit of insomnia for you.

Quite inspirational how you've generally managed to keep upbeat despite the setbacks and sheer amount of time.

I had quite a bad knee injury in 2016 that still isn't fixed, although I'm only on surgery number 4 I can relate to seemingly endless physio sessions where knee bend angle is more important than screams into the physio bed.

Looks like you've turned a corner though, which is the main thing.