0699-The surgeon’s verdict.

Last Monday, 07 September, at 08:30am I had an appointment at the Radboud University Medical Center for a CT scan of the pelvis. Today, 10 September , at 01:30pm I had an appointment with a member of the pelvis surgical team. The surgeon in question, Mr. Hermans, was ill. His appointments were replaced by Mr Bas van Wageningen, the trauma surgeon, who took care of me on 12 June.

Conclusions regarding the scan:

  • There is the start of a healing process visible regarding the rifts in the pelvis.
  • The same applies for the femur and pelvis.
  • We go on with the self healing treatment.
  • Surgery for a new hip is out of the question.
  • The medication with the morphine is addictive, and is stopped immediatly.
  • From the surgeon’s view a follow up is not necessary, time (an other three months or more) will heal.

Bas van Wageningen works in the Trauma Surgery and Lifeliner 3 departments. As a trauma surgeon, he is involved in the care of patients after an accident. This can be on the street with the trauma helicopter or in the hospital at the Emergency Department. The trauma surgery specialty focuses on the treatment of fractures and wounds. In addition, they also treat the complications or problems that can arise in the healing of wounds and bones over time. His areas of focus are Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery, General Trauma Surgery and Multitrauma.

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On the day that I was dismissed from the trauma department, I received a report with medication etc. and a statement of my weight upon dismissal. Only once in my life I surpassed that weight: when making a world cruise of 117 days in 2016. Then I was 95Kg, and that was a shock, because even my tuxedo did not fit well anymore…

However, I am now 28 days in the sousterrain nursery at the Graafseweg. No extended breakfast with ham and eggs, but a convenient Kellog’s full grain, with dried fruit in it. Lunch is mostly a soup, Pierre’s speciality. And a 1 course dinner in the evening.

Although I have no hard physical things to do, an excursion with the walker over the ramp to the ground floor -either to enter the house, because mounting the stairs is strongly forbidden with the injury of the right femur, or to go to the car when we have to go out for visits, funerals or a commemorative mass- takes a lot of energy. Going up I can manage myself, going down Pierre has to hold the walker to prevent that I go to fast and lose my equilibrium.

At the day of dismissal my weight was:

88.8Kg

Today my weight is:

80.4Kg