Monday, October 17, 2011

Mr. Marshall's Prognosis: 18 October, 2011

Hello All,

As you know I fractured my ankle on Sunday, 9 October.  At present, I am suffering at home, mostly watching t.v, surfing the Net and doing a bit of homework support with my kids.  I am taking it one week at a time.  Unfortunately, mine will be a non-weight-bearing cast for the entire six-week expected healing time.  When the doctor did a CAT scan of my ankle, he found what is thinks to be pre-existing damage to a bone in my foot; it is right under the fracture.  They are a bit perplexed and other damage to the joint from my arthritis adds further complications.  The end result is that I am currently unable to teach because I need to keep my foot up to control the swelling.  In addition, my fluctuating discomfort (a euphemism for pain) is often such that I find it difficult to concentrate and I need to be able to concentrate in order to teach. 

Thanks for your good wishes - especially for the card (Amber and Liz - it was very creative and made me LOL).  I'm thinking of you.  I hope things are going well for you all.