Thursday, May 05, 2016

Bournemouth Air Festival

Throwback Thursday August 2016. Jeff didn't want to miss this as it was one of the last times that the Vulcan Bomber would be flying. Didn't really think it I would enjoy the whole show that much, but actually was good :) If you want to know more here's the link for Bournemouth Air Festival 2016
 Ella really wanted to go on this ride even though she was physically far too big. The lady running it let her on anyway and didn't charge us, how kind was that :)
 This was the reason we went - the Vulcan Bomber - and I have to say it was bloody impressive!
 Above and below, the Red Arrows - amazing!!
 An arty shot :)
 Met Dad and Sandra down there which was nice, and we all went to tea together afterwards :)

Saturday, April 30, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

Made it, yay! And Zzzzz seemed perfect. I spent months sleeping in the day and not sleeping at night! Months and months and months ......


Friday, April 29, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’



YOU TUBE - So if you’re squeamish, please ignore ‘Y’ :)  Okay, I'm not going to add the links as the videos can be quite graphic and I would hate to land on a blog and see something I wasn't expecting. But, if like me, you have a bit of a twisted desire to know more, then there’s several You Tube clips that show the operation repairs in all its gory detail :) However, if you’ve broken your foot, and landed here for some info – maybe leave the viewing till after the op!

Thursday, April 28, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

X-RAY -A photographic or digital image of the internal composition of something, especially a part of the body, produced by X-rays being passed through it and being absorbed to different degrees by different materials......the fracture was clearly visible on the X-ray.......
 Definition from Oxford Dictionary

Wednesday, April 27, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

WEIGHT BEARING X-RAYS - The weightbearing foot series will usually be composed of a weightbearing DP foot radiograph and a weightbearing lateral foot radiograph with possible additional views as directed by an orthopaedic surgeon or if the radiographers need to highlight an area of pathology. It is important that alignment is assessed using weightbearing radiographs because the functional position of the bones of the foot is needed, in other words, you can't see the damage unless you make the foot act as normal.

Tuesday, April 26, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

VITAMINS - Any of a group of organic compounds which are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body....... most people can get all the vitamins they need from a healthy diet........
1. Calcium - is the primary mineral found in bones. Avoid taking with high iron foods
2. Magnesium - is required for bone formation
3. Vitamin D - is essential for calcium absorption
4. Omega-3 fats - are necessary for wound healing and for reducing inflammation caused by an acute injury
5. Green superfood powder - look for a powder that contains nutrient-rich sea vegetables and essential minerals for bone rebuilding (following package instructions carefully)

Definition from Oxford Dictionary

Monday, April 25, 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 :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

ULTRASOUND - An ultrasound scan, especially one of a pregnant woman to examine the foetus ...... I have to take my daughter-in-law for her ultrasound ........ This can help with diagnosis.
Definition taken from Oxford Dictionary