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cherrybim
cherrybim Member Posts: 334
edited 22. Dec 2010, 10:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hello Guys and Gals x:D

Had my posh bunion op today (the one they call a Scarf Akins with lateral release, basically a couple of screws and staples into the bone)

Home now, it's a bit twingy but the hos is wonderful. It's only orthopaedics and they treat you so well, doesn't matter whether you're Nat health or private, everyone is the same to them x:D

Today there were patients for day surgery who had come as far as 200 miles for their surgery :o

Tomorrow I'll probably be moaning and groaning 'cos the jolly old crutches don't do my shoulders any favours :lol:

Take good care everyone, I gather that the rotten weather is due again x:(

Cherry x

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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Cherry
    I have been thinking about you today, I am so glad they treated you well, doesn't it make a difference.
    Hopefully you will get some sleep tonight,
    Sending you lots of hugs ((((((()))))
    Barbara xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh bless you Barbara x:D

    I was in fact thinking about you today and wondering whether or not you'd come to a decision about your THR.

    I'll be in the opium den later I think 'cos the feeling's coming back so I've stuffed down the trammies and paras but if it's not enough then it's out with the hooker :lol:
    Cherry x
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
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    Hope it continues to do well, Cherry. Donkey's years ago I was in hospital having a major op but was in a two-bed ward with a mate who was having a double bunion op.......both of our husbands decided that we needed a bit of cheering up........two bottles of wine later we were cheerful enough and the nurses were having hysterics.......but the doctors just said 'Good for you".

    It remains one of my most cherished memories.

    Annie
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Love it Annie x:D

    It's so wonderful when patients are treated as people and not statistics.

    I've done that too :)) Everyone had a wonderful time and nobody complained x:D Our husbands even gave the nurses a few bottles to enjoy when they were able. The cameraderie makes all the difference. I sometimes long for the old days but I've certainly got no moans to air about my current treatment.

    Cherryx

    p.s. I'll take chocs and wine when I go back on the 22nd. When I talked to the nurses and heard how long their shifts were I think they really are angels x:rudolf
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Cherry,

    Glad to see you back :grin:

    It makes a a huge difference to be treated as a human being and glad they did you! You got steady and hopefully you will be off the crutches soon. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hey cherrybim, it's good to hear from you. Firstly, please accept my apologies for not wishing you good luck - I honestly completely forgot and I am very sorry. Secondly, I am glad it went well and that you are home. I wish you a very speedy recovery - try not to overdo things, please, it's a 'small but big' operation (yes?) in terms of what it is/does. Take care. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    Hi Cherry
    Just wondering how you are feeling today, not in to much pain I hope.
    Love
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi cherry

    Glad the op went well and you are home

    Hope you are not too sore today

    And that you wee able to sleep well last night

    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,960
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    Hi Cherry.
    i'm pleased your opp went well.
    good luck with the recovery i hope your not in too much pain. take care.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Morning cherrybim, how goes it all today? Are you feeling a little more comfortable? I hope so. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
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    Hi Cherrybim glad it is over now. Did you go to the DGH ?

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello all x:D

    Sorry I didn't come back yesterday to thank you all but if I could've hopped from foot to foot with the pain I would've done so :lol:

    It's so much better today and thank you Annie, Chris, DD, Julie, Joan and Elizabeth for all your support x:D

    I've left Delboy until last :lol: I just knew as I typed "hooker" some smart **** would make the perfect joke. No Del, hookers aren't available on the NHS and neither are "Hookas" but you certainly gave me a good ol' laff.

    I had it done at the Horder Centre Elizabeth. Knee done by the same surgeon at the DGH but I can't recommend the Horder Centre too highly. Same surgeon did my hip there. The nurses now call me a "professional patient" and say "See you soon Cherry, what's it going to be next?" :lol:

    Apparently patients come from as far away as Scotland, could you believe that x:D

    Cherry x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hi cherrybim, how goes things now? I hope you are in less pain with each successive day. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Cherrybim

    Just caught up with your post so wanted to say that I hope that the pain is less than it was and that you are doing ok.

    Thinking of you.

    Love Tilly xxx
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Wahaay kind people x:D

    Saw the orthopod at 9.a.m. today. Journey a bit hairy with all the heavy fog about and numerous roadworks but we were only 10 mins late, phew!

    First thing he said was "I just love your fur coat" and proceeded to give it lots of gentle strokes, lol I said I was being un pc but the poor thing had been gone these last 35 years and I'd thought ***** it, I'm so cold.

    My foot looks beautiful (well to me it does despite the long side seam and residual swelling) I have to go back in two weeks to have the stitches out and I'm not to do anything over the Christmas period.

    "You must put your feet up at all times, have a glass or two of sherry, let everyone wait on you and sit back and watch "Only Fools and Horses" " :))

    He's going to do the other foot to match "straightaway" so I'm a really happy Christmas bunny.

    Thank you all for your kind wishes and thoughts, much appreciated.

    Cherry x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    It's good to hear that things are truly on the mend - good news, yes? And you will have the other done to match? Smashing! Enjoy your hassle-free Christmas - what a good time to get your bunion removed! Enjoy the festive season. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben