07 Sep

Knee surgery (FINALLY!)

Hello one and all, sorry for the short notice, but things have been a bit busy, although I can’t always recall what has taken up the time! 

TOMORROW, Wednesday 8th September 2010, I shall be heading into Wycombe General Hospital to have surgery on my knee, for details about that scroll to the bottom of the email.  I will be on ward 12b, and visiting hours are 3pm – 8pm.  Please do come and visit, my surgery is first on the list at 0830 I should be coherent again by the afternoon.  I also found out I am allowed to take my phone but that I should keep it on silent.  So feel free to text or call me, but don’t be offended if I don’t pick up or answer straight away, I might be sleeping or trying to walk! They say I should be in 3 – 5 days, but I might get out after 2, so worth calling me or Ali or the hospital to check I am still there before making an outing, it is also a pay and display car park, so bring coins.  

Please pray for :
— Wisdom and expertise from the Doctors and nurses.
— Quick recovery for me in the hospital and especially at home after. 
— For Ali and Dan having to deal with disrupted routine and general extra energy required to do all the normal jobs and look after me! 

Thank you so much for your prayers and support and people who are keeping an eye on Dan at various stages of the days over the weeks to come, we are so blessed by you all !

If you are wondering how I did the injury in the first place …   http://ccgi.robinsonta.plus.com/archives/496

SKIP this bit if you don’t want the details of the surgery!
The plan is first to clean out the cartilage (meniscus) that is floating around in my knee.
Then clean out the bits of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)  left over from the original.
Then I quote ‘harvest a hamstring’ and fix in where the ACL should be.

Should be all done Key Hole, and should take about 90 minutes.

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