Paul Makepeace ;-)

June 16, 2005

Foot redressing

Posted in: Injury Time

Earlier this afternoon popped down to Southfields Group Practice to complete the registration as a new patient and do various nursey things. Notable events were using Mo's super slick wheelchair she lent me to get there - quite fun and good little aerobic workout. Other one was having the dressing on my foot changed, and stitches removed. Whilst wincing I took some camera-phone pics. If you don't like the sight of metal protruding from flesh and 10cm stitched-up slices do not proceed... (I don't particularly but didn't have much choice on this occasion :-)

I had thought that the people who put on the cast after surgery had done something clever with it so that my damaged heel wouldn't bear any weight, like have the force transferred to my calf or other part of the foot. Actually it turns out, having briefly been able to touch it directly, my heel is mostly numb. The random hot flush pains around there I've been experiencing recently I'm hoping like crazy is evidence of nerve regrowth.

Anyway, on with the show...

Dressing Removed
Side And Bottom
Left Side
Pin Close-Ups

At this point Clare took the sixteen or so stitches out. Apparently some pretty hardcore needlework was employed in their making which didn't make her life any easier, and certainly gave my pain receptors plenty to talk about...

Stitches Removed
Stitches removed

Ta da!

Posted by Paul Makepeace at June 16, 2005 18:40 | TrackBack

Dude. That is really... disgusting... I mean... you do what you have to do but... that is really disgusting...

Posted by: Rick Herrick at June 16, 2005 19:42

What's surprising is that despite the ironmongery, it doesn't actually look too bad for what would have been a crippling lifelong disability 50 years ago. The only thing that makes me cringe is the thought of catching those hooks on something - that might really hurt!

Posted by: chrisworth at June 17, 2005 09:35


I never realised dude, hope you get better soon

Posted by: Lee Wilkins at June 21, 2005 07:43
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