Wednesday, 2 March 2011

It's Like Being Married To RoboCop

Tonight will be 4 weeks to the day that my husband fractured his ankle.

I know I bang on about it a bit and no more so than in my post "Footballs Not A Funny Old Game" but I feel I need to post again to give an update - and to have it documented on my blog so I can 'gently remind' my husband at a later date about all this.

We went back to the fracture clinic today and he had his plaster removed.

Hurrah!

Hmmm....well almost 'hurrah'. He's now been given an 'Aircast Walker' or 'Beckam Boot' as they are known - because David Beckham once wore one *yawn*.  My husband announces this like it's some sort of trophy. Seriously?  It's no prize for me...quite frankly it's like living with bloody RoboCop.

The thing that grates on me the most is that my husband did this playing football, something that he has said - pretty much every year - he was going to give up.  He's 35 this year....yes, I married a toyboy ;-)

Actually, what probably grates on me the most is that my daughter turns 2 years old next Friday and our yearly trip to Chester Zoo is in jeopardy because of this injury.  Take note if you are my daughter reading this when you're older - Daddy ruined your birthday!

The consultant at the hospital today said when he reviewed his x-ray he can see that he has something called 'Footballers Ankle' which can be caused by continuous kicking to the ankle area.  All those bad tackles coming back to haunt him.  It's seriously hampering his recovery time.

Well, you heard it here first.  He has officially said today that he's packing in the football. I'm not breaking out the champers or buying the party poppers just yet as there is still a chance he'll forget all about this when the new season kicks off.  That's where this post comes in handy.

In the meantime, Mini Cheddar enjoys playing with the velcro straps.

8 comments:

waterbirthplease said...

ha ha! Glad he's on the mend - for your sake! If he breaks his "no fotball" vow than I think the twitter Mums should come over - en mass - and give him what for!!! :-) x

Bret Pemelton said...

Love the "Robocop" reference. great blog!

..."I'll be back" (ok, that was Terminator..is there really any difference??)

Inside the Wendy House said...

4 weeks already...gosh how time is flying in the virtual world! Glad he's on the mend and planning on giving up football...you have witnesses to this Heather, just in case he tries to change his mind!!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear he is healing! Ive even went as far as recording him make the promise. lol

myevil3yearold said...

Glad he is healing. When he is all healed up I hope he repays you for all the extra work he has caused.

Vickie said...

that 4 weeks have gone so fast. Here's hoping he sticks to his promise
xxx

Trish@Show and Tell said...

Ah Heather, my lovely. I've taken it upon myself to do a little bit of research about Chester Zoo (from here in the land of Oz). Apparently they have free wheelchairs and electric scooters for visitors! Woohoo!
You might like to point that darling toy boy of yours in the direction of the link below.
And while he's fantasising that he's somehow similar to David Beckham, you might like to remind him that with great sporting powers come great responsibilities.
In other words, man up and put your ass in the electric scooter. We're off to the zoo!

Trish
x0x0

http://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/getting-around-the-zoo/wheelchairs

Beadzoid said...

Hehe, funny post and a very funny comment by Show & Tell. I love Aussie brashness.

Good luck with getting your fella to remember his promise to give up the footy - it's my experience that they soon 'forget'. Perhaps the shame of having to be wheeled around all day will speed his recovery? :) x

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