We were back down in London on Tuesday for my hip op. The Professor explained that there were two options to fix the problem: the easy option which would only require a day or two in hospital or the hard option with a minimum stay of eight days. Yikes !!!!!
|Chester and Frank keeping me company while I wait for my op|
All of us, the Prof included, hoped it would be the easy option. However he wouldn't know until he opened me up which one it would be.
I was first on the Prof's evening theatre list (7pm....) so had plenty to keep me occupied until my op.
To everyone’s relief the Prof was able to perform the easy option which meant that my hip was now much more stable than before. So on Wednesday Sarah, one of the physios, got me up walking – actual walking !!!! Having not been able to put any weight on my leg for four years it was an amazing feeling.
Everything was going great for me to leave hospital on Thursday. Then three hours before we were due to catch our train my wound started to bleed quite heavily. Agnes, my nurse, called the Prof who came immediately. It was now 50/50 whether I would be able to go home that day.
The Prof asked what time our train was. 1.30pm, but as we required assistance getting on the train, we had to be at Kings Cross twenty five minutes before hand.
He had to dash into theatre so instructed Agnes to put a pressure dressing on my hip. He would then come back to see me around the time we would be due to leave to say either yes or no.
True to his word, still in full theatre scrubs, he came back at 12.45pm and checked the wound again. He would discharge me on one condition. I had to let my body heal slowly so had to promise to take it extremely easy at all times. His departing words were he did not want to see me on the ward again.....
So, if I thought the past six weeks were tough not doing anything, in the words of Al Jolson, 'you ain't seen nothing yet' !!!!
Have a great week.
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