We headed for Owen Sound yesterday to see the orthopaedic specialist. It turned out to be a fracture clinic that has a steady if small stream of new fractures coming through every day. The visit was quite quick and efficient. He said things were looking fine and we could simply maintain what we're already doing, keep the leg in a brace that holds it straight 24 hours a day for the next six weeks.
The hospital has what looks like a pretty secure system for keeping COVID19 patients separated from everyone else who arrives at the hospital, so we think we're safe.
Bloody nuisance this is though, especially trying to go through the doors in the house. I'm having a really difficult time positioning myself to get through those doors without damaging the door frames. Mrs. F.G. has tried various different combinations of padding to support my leg in the wheelchair. I now have a pillow, a board wrapped in an old pillowcase and a support piece enclosing some bubble wrap all under my leg. Thanks to her efforts I am reasonably comfortable.
I spend a fair bit of time sitting in front of the window reading and watching the birds that happen to be dropping by. There are two robins that come and entertain me outside the window every day, and a number of junkos, a song sparrow, and occasionally a chickadee, nuthatch or woodpecker. Of course the squirrels keep coming and have emptied the peanut feeder yet again.
We have discovered that the local nursery is selling plants for spring but not much more than pansies at this stage I think, but they have a system where you can phone in your order and go and pick it up by appointment so you have no interaction with any people. either staff or visitors. That's going to make Mrs. F.G. feel a lot better about her spring gardening efforts. She's just returned, so I'm off to see what she got.