At last – walking on 2 feet!!

At last Phil’s been given the go ahead to start walking on both feet again and is starting to get some strength back in his foot and leg.  The x-ray showed the break hasn’t totally healed yet but the doctor told him to start getting some flex back in the foot.  We go back on 12th May for another x-ray and review to see how the healing process is going.  We’ve started doing some satellite tv work this week – the easier stuff and have now started booking all our backlog of jobs to start catching up from next week.  Don’t want to over do it as up and down ladders puts a lot of strain on the foot/ankle.  Hopefully no problems.  The Dr did say it can take from 6 months to a year for this type of break to fully recover!   As for snowboarding next season – we’ll have to see!!

Weather lovely and warm this week and in the mid 20’s.

Luego para ahora.

Mel & Phil

Still on Crutches!

Well after our last visit to the hospital in Granada they took the cast of Phil’s foot but told him NOT to put any weight on it for another 4 weeks – just exercise the joint by rotating and flexing it!  We are due back at the hospital on 21st March for another x-ray and to see the consultant and then hopefully we’ll have some good news and Phil can start to stand on 2 feet again!  It’ll be 3 months since he broke it and boy is it taking longer to heal than we anticipated.  Understandably Phil is bored stiff and frustrated he can’t do any work on the house or work for our satellite TV customers.  We’ve been keeping in touch with our customers who have been so understanding and willing to wait for us to do the work and we are keeping fingers crossed that by mid April we can start working again and catching up on all our installations etc.  It’s going to take a couple of weeks, once Phil’s able to stand on two feet again, for him to get some flexibility and strength back in his ankle and leg and he doesn’t want to do too much and have a set back so we are going to have to take it steady but he’s got a plan to help protect his ankle whilst he’s working – wearing his motor-x boots!!!  They are very stiff and supportive so hopefully will help when he’s climbing the ladder.  Just hope his swollen foot has gone down enough to get them on!!

Weather here is a mix of sunny days and cold evenings with a few days of rain here and there, so not bad really.  Once we get to April then the weather should really start to pick up and already the evenings aren’t getting dark till gone 7pm so when they put the clocks forward it will really feel like Spring has arrived with lovely long days ahead of us.  Phil’s already got his new “hat” in preparation to keep the sun off during the summer – an Indiana Jones hat, and I must say he does look very fetching in it – just needs the whip now!!!!
Will keep you posted on how Phil gets on after his next visit.

Hasta luego

Mel

Still Plastered!

Just a quick update to say Phil is still in plaster after breaking his ankle on Xmas Day.  It’s now six weeks since he did it and we are now trying to get an x-ray done to see if it’s healed enough to take the plaster off.  I took a trip to the medical centre last week and got a form to fill in and off we went this morning armed with all the necessary paperwork only to find the centre closed!  Not just us though another lady there also wondering what was happening – she pondered and then suddenly remembered – it was local fiesta time so everywhere was closed!  Typical I muttered and she smiled an understanding smile.  So we’re back there tomorrow but before we left I popped next door to Emergencies and asked if the medical centre would be open tomorrow for definate and I was assured it would be – however being a distrusting sole I’ve now found the phone number and will ring up in the morning before we set off to make sure!  If it’s closed then it looks like another trip on Monday.  At this rate it’ll be Easter before the plaster comes off (either that or Phil’ll just take it off himself!).

Work on the street at the side of our house is nearly complete and it’s looking very nice.  Once it’s all finished I’ll post a couple of photos.  Must be one of the best streets in the village!!

Spring is on it’s way as almond blossom is everywhere around at the moment and it’s looking stunning and the air smells wonderful.  We’ve got lovely sunny weather at the moment but the temperatures are cold – perfect walking weather and to take in the stunning views.

Well that’s all for now – will keep you posted when Phil is released from his enforced holiday (it’s done his PS3 gaming the world of good – up to Level 28 on GT5, trouble is he’s getting bored and restless now and wants to get back to work!).

UPDATE:

Ankle still in the healing process and taking longer than anticipated.  Ended up at the Clinico in Granada last Monday after getting an x-ray done locally and seeing his ankle hasn’t healed yet.  After spending 5 hours at the clinico in Granada he had another plaster fitted and told to come back on 21st Feb for another assessment and to see if it’s getting any better.  They said it has started to heal but it taking longer than we anticipated (probably down to age!!!).  So Phil is still chained to the PS3 chomping at the bit to get back on 2 feet and start working again.

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to our satellite tv customers who have been very understanding and are willing to wait for us to do the work once Phil is healed – we greatly appreciate your support and it looks like we’ll have a busy time ahead of us.

Weather has turned wet this week but if the forecast is right by the weekend the sun should be shinning again!!  At least the campo will benefit from the rain and all my plants on the terrace which haven’t been watered for a while.

That’s all for now folks – keep you posted on the invalid!

Mel 😉