Hol­i­day slip nearly cost an arm

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Sydney Confidential -

TV host Lisa Wilkin­son has re­vealed her fall while hol­i­day­ing in Italy ear­lier this year al­most ended with her arm be­ing am­pu­tated. Wilkin­son shared the fright­en­ing news dur­ing a sold-out Busi­ness Chicks Event at the Westin Ho­tel in Syd­ney yes­ter­day. The guest speaker was be­ing in­ter­viewed by her Chan­nel 10 col­league Natar­sha Belling and ex­plained Ital­ian doc­tors had mis­treated her bro­ken wrist af­ter she slipped on the bath­room floor. “The doc­tors were very sweet but not very tal­ented and they

put a cast on that cut off my cir­cu­la­tion for four or five days,” she said. When Wilkin­son re­turned home to Aus­tralia, lo­cal doc­tors told her she was within 24 hours of hav­ing her arm am­pu­tated. The 57-year-old told of how she was put in a full arm cast de­spite only break­ing bones in her wrist and she was in tears of pain ev­ery day. “When they put the cast on I was so out of it be­cause they aren’t big be­liev­ers in painkillers in Italy, I’ve now dis­cov­ered. So they ma­nip­u­lated my bones back into po­si­tion with­out any pain re­lief,” Wilkin­son said.

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