Yesterday, Paul had his six-week check-up with his orthopedist. The good news is that nothing has gone wrong so far — although he’s not out of the woods yet. Unfortunately, the femoral head fracture is still plainly evident in the x-ray, and the doctor wants him to stay off that leg for another four weeks. Basically, as with the last six weeks, he can only put a wee bit of weight on that leg for balance.
That came as a major disappointment to us, as we’d hoped and expected that he’d be able to switch to a cane and start bearing some weight. However, we were surely just expecting too much. So we’re bummed… but we’ll manage.
The good news is that the doctor has lifted Paul’s restrictions on his range of motion with that leg. So that will make some daily tasks easier, including showering, getting in and out of the car, and even putting on his own left sock. Overall, Paul is much better able to drive himself to and from work than before, so that’s good.
I’ll be so freaking happy when Paul is back to his old self. It’s been a hard slog for both of us.