Thank you egg. Seems like quite an important bit. Considering I didn't even fall over, can't imagine how I did so much damage. Damned annoying. I saw the x-ray, there wasn't a gap in between the bones at all, and a big gap the other side. Thank you again. I'm just going to have to man up. I would be cross with the dog, but, it was the idiot owner. Poor thing was really frightened and nervous, knocked a lady flying behind me.
Lynne - if it's any consolation, I had keyhole knee surgery about 10 years ago after a skiing accident. I was going down a mountain (as one tends to do on a skiing holiday!) when one ski got stuck on a stone and the other kept going. For me it was the anterior cruciate ligament that was damaged. Much like you, I went into a fog when the consultant said I needed surgery. I remember telling him I couldn't possibly have surgery because I didn't have my pyjamas or a toothbrush with me. He quite rightly told me that wasn't a good enough reason! Anyhoo, I had the surgery that afternoon, and after just one night in hospital, was able to go home to my family for some TLC. I quite enjoyed feeling special for a while, and I found being out in public on crutches very illuminating. Mostly people were extremely helpful and considerate, and it warmed the cockles of my heart most days. Take the opportunity to be the centre of attention for a while, if you can, and let everyone else do the hard work for a while! Good luck with it all. Jx