Thursday, December 21, 2006

Finishes Medal ... errr Metal

Sorry for the delay, but it has been a little hectic around here. This (picture above) is the reward Katy got for her marathon finish. The pain at the end of her marathon turned out to be a fractured femur neck. That is, the end of the leg bone which goes into the socket of the hip. When our doctors saw this, they rushed her into hospital for emergency surgery with concerns of necrosis where there is no blood supply and the ball in the socket dies requiring a hip replacement.

In my marathon I got a blister. And it got infected a little, which really hurt.

Meanwhile Katy hadn't walked for days. I know what you are thinking ........ blisters really hurt.

The latest news is Katy is walking now and will be discharged from hospital in the morning. She will have crutches for 3 weeks and running again in 6 months.

It has been a very stressful time but she is recovering very quickly and I'll be glad to have her home for christmas.


Blogger E-Speed said...

Your poor feet ;)

I hope Katy is back up and running soon. That pin does not look comfy :(

12:14 am  
Blogger Bolder said...

oh my.

is this a 'bad' time to bring up -- again -- the benefits of cross-training aka triathlon for someone who will remain nameless?

you know you wanna.

i hope katy has a speed recovery!

2:01 am  
Blogger David said...

Good grief. Katy got an unintended consequence that we are all vulnerable to. I'll take blisters if I have to. Spoil her like you mean it now.

4:31 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

My poor Katy! I still can't believe she did that... how?? sigh.

Big hugs for Katy the Greaty! Get better soon. (that's an order).

4:35 am  
Blogger D said...

Your assignment: cater to Katy, don't complain about your blisters, and cater to Katy. What was your finish time?

8:54 am  
Blogger RunDave said...

Ouchy ouchy ouchy! So you're saying that is now inside her leg? Did I mention OUCH!

10:30 am  
Blogger Habeela said...

How absolutely petrifying! I'm glad she'll be ok!

10:40 am  
Blogger Clairie said...


It was with much diappointment that I realised you were not attending the PCRG Chrissy run.

Not just because you weren't there - which is bad enough, but because it meant Katy was in hospital and the worst thing to happen had happened.

Please give her my love and tell her to recover fast (that's a demand). Tess said she popped up to see her and all is good. Poor love, I can't beleive she really did those last few kms. That is just pure guts. I would just stop, but she kept on going.

Keep her - she's all gold.

Hope to see you on Saturday in green and if Katy is at all able, it would be good for her to come to breaky. Then again if I wasn't running I think I would choose sleep as well!!

Make sure her Christmas gift is extra special this year.
No more wet tea bags....a proper gift this time :)

BIG hugs
Clairie (aka Fat Wonderwoman)

10:51 am  
Blogger Nancy said...

katy! a pin in her toe, a pin in her femur. poor girlie!

2:01 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

You are right. Blisters really hurt.

Well done Katy. You were the first runner with a broken leg to finish.

4:20 pm  
Blogger Tesso said...

Clairie and I are imposters, Katy is the real Wonderwoman.

4:51 pm  
Blogger Marcus said...

All the best wishes to Katy and have a beautiful christmas you both!
Maybe this was a kind of omen, that Katy should change to Triathlons ? Who knows?


6:01 pm  
Blogger Robert Song said...

Tell Katie my thoughts are with her and I wish her a speedy recovery.

It is just staggering to think what we are capable of putting ourselves through in order to finish. What a gutsy effort.

9:20 am  
Blogger Black Knight said...

I am so sorry for Katy I hope she will recover very very soon. Thinking of Katy yes, you cannot complain about your blister!
Merry Christmas to you both and I cannot wait to read again that she is running again.

10:52 pm  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Man, that's a tough deal about the blisters. I hope Katy is being sympathetic to you.

12:12 pm  
Blogger CJ said...

Have a happy and safe Xmas both of you (keep an eye on that girl of yours!!!!) and a happy new year. I hope to get to see both of you in early January. Take care!

CJ xxx

ps Well done on your marathon efforts (both of you). Hope your blisters are better!

2:13 pm  
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5:57 am  
Blogger massoman said...

good god.

i've had blisters. i feel your pain.

katy will have a much tougher time getting through the metal detectors now.

12:31 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

all my love to katy. did she put salve on your blisters? i'm sure she could do it with her toes or something.

8:55 am  
Blogger *jeanne* said...

It looks like a torture device.

Have a happy new year. HEAL and RECOVER.

2:25 pm  

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