Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Taking a sickie.

Mr Crazy House recently took a day off work due to a head cold, he was feeling over-worked and was glad to take a "mental health day".

He flippantly remarked he was celebrating his aniversary, after a second of mild panic I knew I wasn't forgetting the wedding aniversary.( hey I have even forgotten my own birthday a few times, until I was rudely reminded!, once you hit 30 you start keeping an eye out for a delorean.)

Nope, it was exactly one year ago he took a day off work. Why? Because he gave himself a fat lip sliding face first down the skate ramp in the backyard! (Yep, we have one too!)

How embarrasing!

Poor boy.

But that's not the really embarrasing part.

What do you do at the end of a sickie?, why you get back on that skateboard for another go, and then you break your ankle! OUCH!

If your going to do something you might as well give it a good shot.


Mr CH: Call the ambulance!

Me: Are you alright?

Mr CH: Nooooo, I've broken something!

Me: Are you sure?

Mr CH: Course I'm sure, arrhhh!! it's facing the wrong way!

Two bones broken in three places.
Three plates and a couple dozen screws.
Well done.

Try calling in sick for that one!

Having had no major broken bones in our house before, we had no idea what to expect. But our neighbour (who works at the hospital) came over after seeing the ambulance and said " Looks like surgery for that one"

Yep surgery, but only after the swelling goes down.

So Mr Crazy House had his bones pulled (and I mean PULLED) back into position to be wrapped in a back 'slab' until surgery. He might have been knocked-out but I still had to watch.

Why do you let out groans of pain if you can't feel anything?

Ice packs for a week to help with swelling and pain and plenty of panadol.

Bruises from trying to get a cannula in, by ambulance and triage, thirteen injections!


Looking a bit pale.

A week spent trying to sleep in a reclined position and feeling bones grinding when he had to hobble to the bathroom.

Didn't complain about sponge-baths though!

Glad to be home
Looking much better a week after surgery. Bruise on heel from doctor's thumb while pulling his leg straight.

A bit of muscle wastage.

That bruise took months to fully disapear.
Nice smooth legs!

Nice cankle.

Bandage off and forty staples removed.

Feeling good.
Grossed the kids out!


On the up-side Mr CH has caught up with five years of missed action-movies.

And plenty of paper-work.

Total time off work 2 1/2 months.

Now he has decided to take-up a new sport, something safer and less demanding on his bones


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