I am home from hospital and the operation all went well I believe. My foot (that is the little thing surrounded by plaster and bandages shown below) now contains a couple of metal plates and a handful of screws along with a bone graft. For the next six weeks I can't even put it on the ground which will definitely slow me down. The worst part is the fact that I have to give myself an injection every day to reduce the chance of DVT. I don't think I would be a good drug addict - takes me ages to build up the courage to do it.
We have bought a wheelchair which should make life a bit easier although so far I have managed to bump into everything.
I have prepared quite a few bits of work so hopefully will make lots of use of this enforced 'leisure time'.
Thanks so much for all your kind wishes - they are much appreciated.