Well as you can guess from the subject title, I'll be off line for a few days.
Saw the consultant tonight and my left TKR goes ahead on Monday (30th). He's said he'll only replace the kneecap if it's completely knackered. I have to be at the hospital for 7am on Monday, there's just one other patient and myself on his list for Monday so it'll be done during the morning. I'll be told on the day whether I'm number 1 or 2 on the list, but regardless he said by 12noon it'll be done.
I asked about a sick note for work. The hospital will give me that. I was asked what I did and when I explained I'm on the second floor of the office, my consultant said I could be off 8-12 weeks (I was expecting 6)!
I usually go up and down in the lift, but of course if there's a fire alarm or drill, I have to be able to get down one flight of stairs without becoming a health & safety hazard to everyone else in the building.
My freezers are full with pre-cooked meals, portions of soup and various portions of pre-cooked food. My food cupboards are full up and I've stocked up on household stuff and cat food. (Must make sure "Madam" doesn't go hungry!).
I've been steadily working my way through my huge list of 'must get done before my op jobs' and I just need to now get my bed changed Sunday, clean the bathroom and hoover through. After
the plumber has been tomorrow to fix my leaking shower and dripping kitchen taps. Typical isn't it?
My neighbour Dee who is cat feeding for me has my spare keys and instructions. My immediate neighbour Maureen (and Dee) are both on stand-by for picking me up on Wednesday when I'm discharged.
I managed to get 2 post-op nurse appointments at my surgery sorted today. One for a dressing change/wound check a week after the op (which I like to do just in case); and then at 14 days so I can have the clips out. That's a double appointment and one I'm not
looking forward to as when I had clips out of my right knee in 2009 after that was partly replaced it hurt like beggary.
Take care everyone. As Arnie Schwarzenegger said in his film "I will be back"!