But before I tell you, I must thank you for all your tips, advice and techniques to help me get a better night's sleep. Using a combination of warm drinks, lavender (in various forms!), books, music, breathing and relaxation techniques, plus the successful outcome of Sam’s surgery, I have been sleeping like a log
I have also invested in ear plugs, which come in a very fetching shade of orange, and help enormously in shutting out the extraneous sounds of snoring… and the alarm… and the sound of Willows scratching on the door to be let out so she doesn’t wee in my handbag…
Anyway, back to the great news with Sam. He wanted me to thank you all for your kind messages and to say that the operation went well, and hopefully in a couple of weeks time when he can wear his prosthesis again, he’ll be walking pain free.
Basically, Sam had major skin grafts on his leg that were used to hold the badly damaged sections together and save his knee. During the first year there was a huge amount of unexpected bone growth in the end of his leg which had to removed, although any surgery posed a major threat as he only has one out of the original three arteries. Thanks to the surgeon's incredible skill this was done but, due to one thing or another, he was on crutches for 10 months. This time he should be walking in time for Christmas. YAY
More exciting news coming soon, Ali x