Recently in Leg Category


I went to the doctors a fortnight or so after I crashed because of having permanent pins-and-needles sensations in my foot, and much "bigger" pins and needles when I put any weight on it. Kev kept telling me it was still bruised and not to put weight on it but they really didn't seem to be improving so I figured it might be because I wasn't using it, not wanting to consider it might be nerve damage.

 Unfortunately the doctors confirmed I've got quite significan nerve damage to my foot and I've been instructed (much to my disappointment) to remain on my crutches until the pins and needles go away.

 Bah. At least I've got Kev's leg excercises to do!

Confused physiotherapy staff, that's what!

 Last Sunday in the SPKA races, I had a minor incident with the sea wall and ended up being air lifted off the beach, enjoying myself entirely on the gas and air they were force feeding me and had a trip to Crosshouse Hospital, Ayrshire.

I bruised my left heel badly (they were concerned I'd broken my heelbone, but x-rays revealed I've inherited my dad's wonderous ability to bounce and hadn't) and have done some "minor muscle damage" to my right shoulder, and an asortment of bruises all over my body, ranging from just above the elbow on my right arm to all the way down my left leg. And knocking myself out, but I'm still not sure how long for - I don't remember coming to a stop though or someone releasing my quick release and taking the kite off me!

My heel's earned me a shiny set of crutches (now with Tribal Scuba Squirrel stickers on them!) - I think I've possibly done some nerve damage to it as well unfortunately - it feels like I'm treading on something to the left hand side of it when I put any weight on it and it's got permanent pins and needles the rest of the time.

Needless to say, when we went for Kev's physio appointment and the crutchless Kevin handed over his appointment card over and led his crutch using girlfriend to a chair, we got some very puzzled looks!

Update on Peg Leg Kev

Well, Peg Leg Kev, aka Wolverine, Bionic Boy and so on, will hopefully soon be off crutches!

An appointment with the Consultant again on Friday and the Physio on Monday should hopefully mean that sometime soon I'll be back walking again (and driving I hope).

I'm looking forward to the more manouverability it will give me having not only 1 working leg, but having 2!