Found a new GP today - seems ok so far (at least I didn't get told to 'man up' and find a different job anyway!!). Still can't help but feel miserable afterwards (although the dog is doing her best to distract me - I've remembered not to cry this time because last time I got that upset she was confused, jumped on my back and, well, made some unexpected pelvic movements :shock: :shock:
So, a better chat, but I was told that yes, if the surgeon thinks a TKR is the right thing then it would be easy enough to refer me back to him. So I asked what would be the prompt, when would be the right time? I was given three options:
1 - when you can't walk down the street or stand in the classroom
2- it puts serious pressure on your marriage
3 - depression (again)
In the meantime, we could try stronger painkillers (tramadol I've had before but morphine?) which I am not keen to do yet. I'll make do with the cody and the latest anti-inflammatory (so long as it's ok to keep taking).
So I am wondering, should I boot out the OH?! He has disappeared on a Christmas 'event' - been gone since yesterday (I married a musician - periodically they do this - disappear into a 'studio' at someone's house and emerge days later after 'recording'. I shudder to think what they record, but I learned early it's dull to be there...) :carolers:
Feet up, end of term style and I might just get myself a takeaway and find something cheerful to watch on tv until he shambles home.