Adrian Rachele

Joined January 2007

Amateur photographer that loves to travel, and is most inspired when in a foreign environment.

Why i have not been participating

My wife Rebecca was in a motorbike accident. This happening on Boxing Day. I am writing now because – one. i have time, and two. she has now had her major operations and is in a good, but monitored condition.

Beck had an operation to save her lower right leg on Boxing day. This did not take as the muscle lacked oxygen for too long. They tried this operation as in rare cases it can revive, but this was not the case with Beck. The second operation was to amputate the lower right leg, and repair the left leg which had a substantial chunk out of it. Thankfully the right leg had enough bone to keep a stump below the knee, otherwise she would have had to have an above the knee amputation. The third operation was to take muscle from the lat, and transplant using micro surgery to the bone that remains below the knee on the amputated leg. This has worked well so far, and we are through the crucial 72 hour block that the muscle might not have taken. It is well, but she still needs to be monitored and her blood pressure maintained or she may be in for more surgery to repair whatever goes wrong. Fingers crossed, all is well at this stage. We are taking it day by day.

How am I? I am well. I am tired. And I am very busy looking after and visiting Beck as well as trying to get insurance and life here and in the UK organised.

So what is going to happen? – We want to return to the UK. If this can happen it will not be for a long time as Beck will not be able to fly for a long time after micro surgery on her main arteries. More on where life is taking us when i find out what our options are on VISA’s and the like.

All the best and keep up the good work RB people,

Adrian.

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