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2 Decades - and a broken leg

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by chris1977, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. chris1977

    chris1977 · Newbie

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    Hello to all you folks

    I know things are tough for some of you newly diagnosed out there, stay head strong and positive.

    I was diagnosed at 11 and now 32 years old.

    My name is Chris and from Milton Keynes, type 1 diabetic shooting up lantus and novorapid.

    Well I was hiking in Wales back in January, managed to break my leg hiking down Cadair Idris in Snowdon national park and just learning to walk again. Hopefully be without those crutches in the next week or so. I was stuck in hospital for three weeks in Wales, waiting two weeks for the operation on my Tibia and Fibula, multipule fractures, very painful! that'll teach me for doing to much sport, probably a stress fracture. Thank god I had my mobile with me and got an RAF airlift off the mountain, ironically my girlfriend is a paramedic.

    So my lower left leg has two metal plates in it now. Well, I tell you, being off your feet for over 4 months plays havoc with diabetes, especially when you're very active. Got it back under control now.

    Bone infusion took 16 weeks since the operation, had my last x-ray on 1st June.

    Well that's the broken leg rant.

    My last HB1 was 6.4% in November 2008.

    Anyhow, hopefully back to normality and work again soon.



    ps. don't break a leg, it bloody hurts :lol: wasn't laughing back then though.

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  2. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OUCH :!:

    Hope you get your strength & fitness back soon.
  3. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya chris :D
    welcome to the forum
    sorry about your injuries,hope you soon get sorted, im on week 5 now of a broken ankle and calcaneum so in a similar position :D

    take care :D
  4. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    Could have been worse, a friend went on a walking holiday in the Peak District and fell down the hotel stairs before she ever had time to walk anywhere!

    Seriously, sympathies!

    Oh and watch out for those concrete cows, I knew another Type 1 in MK but haven't heard from him for a long time
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