Well, pleased it's more encouraging news nopiano. It could have been worse but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.Thanks. Yes, the paving is awful. We went back to the ‘crime scene’ before my appointment to take pics with a ruler visible.
The good news is that despite the two fractures around the eye socket, and the shattered sinus, it should all heal naturally with just a tiny cheekbone indentation to show for it. No need for an op to correct eye muscles or sinus function - just cosmetic if my face looked wonky. They think it’ll be almost unnoticeable, and I certainly don’t want to go under the knife unless essential. A big relief.
The nerve damage should heal, so the paresthesia I currently have around nose, jaw and teeth - feels rather like when you get an upper jaw anaesthetic at the dentist - should clear up in a few months.
Professor Steven Thomas was my consultant and he was very reassuring. He took me though my CT scan, section by section. Fascinating, if slightly scary!
Thanks for all the kind thoughts. Much appreciated.
These councils should be ashamed of themselves -- in towns and cities the pavements should be periodically checked and fixed.
Wish you well.