Tuesday, 15 January 2013

OP time

I've photoshopped myself into this Shorpy.com pic

Well, I can't believe how the time has flown - last Wednesday, I'm having my Pre-Op examination: nose swap swab (!!) for MRSA, ECG, blood pressure, weight and height.

A nasty side effect of old age - I've shrunk nearly an inch! I used to be a statuesque 5ft8in and now I'm a tiny 5ft7in - woe is me!And now it seems I've blinked twice ... and it's nearly tomorrow! No food after midnight (sorry, we've had Southern Fried Chicken and made pigs of ourselves but I just had to have it - blow the diet!) then up at 5.30am to be at the hospital well in time for 7.30am. RE the pre-med - at that time in the morning I'll already be half asleep, so I gues that will help...

You won't see another post from me for around two weeks, as I have to keep the foot elevated. So I suppose I'll just have to force myself to read and watch TV etc. Himself will be doing all the cooking, so I won't have to lift a finger, bless him. He's more nervous than I am - I am kind of excited, in a weird sort of way (and worrying how to get up a very steep flight of stairs to our first floor flat - on my bottom, hotching up step by step like a toddler, I guess.)

Wish me luck - back soon (I hope.....)

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  1. I really do wish you good luck and a speedy recovery. Make the most of being waited on hand and foot!! It won't last long I bet!
    Love Jo x

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    1. Bless you, Jo. As we speak, Peter's dusting off his recipe books in readiness... You can bet I'll make the most of it!

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  2. Rest and recover. Love this photo. Its funny.

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  3. Hope all goes well and that you're home and recovering in no time.

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  4. I hope you are seeing full recovery in the near future! Perhaps Peter is a better chief cook and bottle washer than my Bob - while he tried his efforts drove me to a more speedy recovery LOL Just thinking of you, hope you are laughing at the trials and tribulations of recovery...of course short pity parties are sometimes good medicine! Hugs,

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  5. Enjoy the time off and set up the laptop. I had a total knee replacement end of November and am still not 100% back into it, but getting there, just wish I could bend my leg better. I know about the plastic bags and tape LOL. But take care and heal well.

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    1. Glenda, thank you so much for your very kind comment. I hope your knee is getting better too - however much it hurts, physio is definitely the key. And I was recommended to try Bio Oil on the scar: it really works! I have much more flexibility and the scar is less visible every day.

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