Sunday, August 3, 2008

Just Wandering By............

I've been gone from for a time as I've been a bit focussed on other things. Sometimes you just need a mental change of scene.

At the beginning of July, I was mentally brutalised by my orthopedic surgeon yet again and made to feel six inches tall. My hand still won't form a fist and is making alarming cracking noises when rolled around. Looks like it's a bit stuffed long term, but I am going to a top hand specialist this Wednesday for a second opinion. The nasty man expressed his disappointment at it's condition and ventured that I hadn't pursued physio for long enough. Not true.

He also gave me the wonderful experience of a cortisone injection into the rapidly failing knee joint, and yes, it's true they hurt. Then he sent me away with my tail between my legs to become totally crippled with bone on bone and no cartilage.

So I rebelled and went to the Melbourne Orthopedic Group, the cutting edge specialists in the city, to the knee man. He was lovely and treated me like a real person, not some pathetic husk that pays for his holidays.

We now have a knee replacement planned as soon as the cortisone that was brutally administered into my knee has worn off. Apparently it can compromise the immunity of that area, leaving it more open to infection.

TAC has to approve the surgery, which hopefully, won't be a problem.

So September should be the date. A new knee! How exciting! I'll be resting up a bit for a while afterwards, so might catch up on my blog.

7 comments:

zooms said...

Good for you Blisshill, if it's any consolation, my Dad had a knee replacement at 83 years of age and is back to playing golf and visiting galleries and national trust properties. Here's to your new mobility. xxx

BlissHill said...

Thank you Zooms. You always think of exactly the right thing to say.

Leslie said...

I saw the painting of your boxer baby. Beautiful!! Do you do paintings of other Boxers? I would be interested in having you paint 2 of my boxer babies. Please post an email so that I can contact you if you would be willing to do this.

That's So Pants said...

Hi Blissy

Just checking to see how you're doing. You'll let us know how it all went - eventually? Speedy recovery and all that.

xxx

Pants

zooms said...

Just checking too. x

BlissHill said...

Hi Zooms and Pants. Thanks so much for your concern. I am still waiting on approval for the knee, now only TAC's requested information from my tardy GP is slowing the process. So many plans, medical, legal and social hangs on having a date for surgery, but hopefully this week will see it done.

Surgery on the hand needs scheduling as well after the knee. I will have to get back on the pooter and catch up on my blog. My apologies for the silence, I'ze OK..............

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