The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3
Nov18

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3

Back in June, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump in competition, which pulled his bone away. He was in a lot of pain and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He has made a remarkable recovery since then, but was told he would need to go...

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The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1
Sep30

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1

Earlier this year, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. When young people have their growth spurt, their bones grow faster than their muscles. So then their muscles are tight and they have to catch up with the growth of the bones. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump, which...

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Evolution of an athlete
Jul25

Evolution of an athlete

I remember the first time my athlete went to his athletics club. My son was there because he was pretty good at long jump and he wanted to get better. He was quite good at running too. My son was in year 8 and tall for his age. He stood out among the group of year 7s and 8s. He was wearing a parkrun 10 milestone T-shirt, football shorts and white trainers. He kept his head bowed because he didn’t know anyone and he was nervous....

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The car finally gets sorted
Mar04

The car finally gets sorted

Regular reader to my blog, and followers of my moans on Twitter, will know that I’ve been having car issues for a while. Three months to be precise. I won’t bore you with ALL the detail, but in a nutshell… My son passed his driving test at the start of October, after only three months of lessons. He was enjoying driving and I was enjoying having another driver in the house to take some of the pressure off me. At the...

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And then my car set on fire
Jan22

And then my car set on fire

The other day, I noticed the washing machine was leaking. When I told my husband, he said: ‘Is there ever a week when something doesn’t go wrong?’. And I could see his point. I did a quick rundown in my head of all the things that were currently wrong. My own car was still in the garage for repairs after my son’s accident. It had already been there for 10 days and the repairs had overrun. My husband’s car still had a smashed headlight...

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