A blog not so much for daily activities but to reflect on my past & my experiences.
|I haven’t been at all active on WdC of recent times, but I thought about posting on some of my recent experiences.
It all started late last year with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy- in other words, the surgeon whipped out my gall bladder through keyhole surgery. The told me my gall bladder was chock full of stones and I was most grateful none had escaped and caused the excruciating pain characteristic of gall stones.
Okay. Next we come to 11 February this year when I had a left hip replacement following increasing arthritis. That was completely successful, and I returned home without too many problems.
But then, one horrible problem. I lost control of my 4 wheel walker - it escaped from me and I fell heavily on my left hip. The result was a complicated crush fracture, needing a new hip orthotic and six pins across the leg. That was on 23 May, and here I am in a hospital bed after the nurse has given me my evening meds, and added a needle full of blood thinner. Next move will be what is called a Transitional Care Package which involves six weeks residential rehabilitation and six weeks home support.
Moral of this story - in Australian anyway, private. Health insurance is essential, especially when you are 77 years old!