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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

ON LATRIGG 5/7

A shot taken on the way back from our walk across the slopes of Latrigg, a low mountain just north of Keswick. Once again Blencathra can be seen in the background towards the east, and Maureen, using my spare stick on this occasion to walk downhill, goes carefully so as not to cause any problems to her bad hips.  As an update after 3.5 weeks Maureen is getting along well after her hip operation. Her leg is still quite swollen, not uncommon, and aches at times in the muscles, also not uncommon, but she gets about on her crutches and up and down stairs quite well, and insists on doing some stuff about the house as it helps exercise the leg without her overdoing things.  It is obvious though that is is a lengthy job to get the hip back to full use, especially as she still has the other one to be done, we think fairly soon, she is not looking forward to that.

 

 

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

ON LATRIGG 5/7

A shot taken on the way back from our walk across the slopes of Latrigg, a low mountain just north of Keswick. Once again Blencathra can be seen in the background towards the east, and Maureen, using my spare stick on this occasion to walk downhill, goes carefully so as not to cause any problems to her bad hips.  As an update after 3.5 weeks Maureen is getting along well after her hip operation. Her leg is still quite swollen, not uncommon, and aches at times in the muscles, also not uncommon, but she gets about on her crutches and up and down stairs quite well, and insists on doing some stuff about the house as it helps exercise the leg without her overdoing things.  It is obvious though that is is a lengthy job to get the hip back to full use, especially as she still has the other one to be done, we think fairly soon, she is not looking forward to that.

 

 

 

comments (17)

Thank you for Maureen's good news Brian! Lovely appropriate scene.
Brian Walbey: Just a few months early with the walking aid though.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 06:54
There is a fine sense of perspective here Brian. I'm sure after both hips have been replaced Maureen will really feel the benefit
Brian Walbey: Lots of people we know who've had one or both hips done say after it all settles down it really makes a difference to everyday life.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Oct 2013, 08:24
Oh, a wonderful photo that could make my day - and I see Maureen walking cautiously down the snaking path!

My best wishes for Maureen, I can so well understand her situation, honestly, she needs some months as I can say from my own experiences, and she should wait some time before the next operation. I wonder that there is no reha -physiotherapy, I had like all the other patients three weeks rehabilitation in my home town ordered by the doctor, the most patients are in a reha- clinic, but I wanted to be at home.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. Unfortunately our health service doesn't work like many others and it seems that the doctors don't automatically refer patients for physio other than in specific cases, it is up to the patient to be diligent and do what they've been shown at home. Her Staff Nurse told me on average the second one would normally be done some 3 - 4 months after the first, we shall see.
what a nice areea t walk
This is a wonderful landscape.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Oct 2013, 09:20
she gives a great perspective to this image.Glad she is recovering well.
Brian Walbey: She is on the shortish side anyway Aussie but it does show the landscape looming large around her.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 18 Oct 2013, 09:24
You have the perfect excuse not to do anything around the house Brian.
Brian Walbey: No still doing my bit Chad, she gets tired and a bit achy if she is on her leg for too long still.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 10:57
Light at the end of the tunnel, for Maureen ... and light in the back of your picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 18 Oct 2013, 11:15
I like this shot very, very much with the sun and shade so distinct.

It is too bad your health service did not have in hospital rehab for a week. I can imagine how she is not looking forward to the next hip being done. Give her my best wishes.
Brian Walbey: Our NHS can be amazing Mary, and she has no complaints about her treatment, but for some reason it seems patients aren't automatically referred for follow up physio, but taught what to do once they get home.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2013, 12:01
Once both hips have been done, Maureen will walk along here with a spring in her step
Brian Walbey: I sure hope so Lisl, we know a lot of people who've had hips done and they seem to be doing well once everything has settled down.
great shot, I'm sure its a nice walk too
Nice shot, good luck to Maureen and speedy recovery after what must be a bit of an ordeal.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, sadly she still has to go through it again at some time.
Pleased to hear Maureen is progressing. Next time we want to see her running up this hill
Brian Walbey: She might run up the hill but I for sure won't be Bill smile
Love the photo, so much to look at. Glad that Maureen is making good progress.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Oct 2013, 18:41
Yes, the main exercises have to be done at home - later water gymnastic is very helpful - even now I'm busy with some exercises to train the muscles - every day will bring Maureen a bit further - that is sure - and you are supporting her very well!
Brian Walbey: She is doing the exercises as they advised and going for short walks down our road, and also walking about quite a lot indoors, she is getting there gradually hopefully.
Glad to hear that Maureen is recovering well - a few more weeks and she'll be running the marathon smile
Brian Walbey: If she runs the marathon she can join our son-in-law who has managed to get his first entry in to the London Marathon next year,mind you he is a serious runner rather than one who dresses up etc., although no doubt he will look for sponsors.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2013, 05:50
Fine scene, Brian.

Soon enough, Maureen with be skipping along these trails like a Spring Chicken...
Brian Walbey: Mmm, not quite sure about that Ray, I thunk just to skip would be a bonus at the moment smile

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