Since our hospital does little more than nosebleeds and stubbed toes I had to choose between a doctor in OK City or Amarillo or Altus. Altus was an hour close and without a doctor I was familiar with I just chose Altus. Rode a horrendoius ambulance ride down on Wednesday and doc looked things over and said to clean the cutting room for us. Went in and when I came out I had 3 pins and screw holding things together again. Hips are very bad things to break since they are the body core and now my leg is almost an inch shorter and foot splays to side. It will be at least two months before I can begin any semblance of full load bearing.
Right now I'm back in Cheyenne at our local hospital for what they call swing bed. Don't need full nursing but no chance of going home for at least 3 weeks or so. My bad knee aches, my left leg keeps going numb, then hurting like crazy, my tailbone gets so sore I want to scream like my demented neighbor in the next room in Altus. I'm trying to keep pain pills at minimum but give in sometimes and have to do it.
I did see I'm in good company today though. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip and had it fixed up he's 20 years older than me. The doc informed me that 1/3 of patients over 70 who break a hip die within a year and if I don't want to be in that statistic I have serious work to do in therapy for body, lungs and weight. It's up to me if I get to fish the White again I guess.
Your cyber friend, Nick