[odf-discuss] [Fwd: Jean's progress hip replacement]
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Aug 27 09:20:31 EDT 2007
As some of you will know, Jean is having hip replacement surgery at the
moment. She asked me to forward status updates to this list. Let's all
hope that it all goes well in the end.
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The operation took place at Pioneer Valley Private Hospital, on the
north side of Mackay, near where the Bruce Highway enters the town. Dr
Steven Megson is the surgeon. We set out from the motel around 10 a.m.
as Jean was due in at 10:30 a.m. Monday 27 August
A fair amount of sitting around, waiting for various administrative
and medical things to be complete. Jean was wheeled away from her room
next to the nurses station, bed and all, at around 1:30 p.m.
Jean was returned to her room around 5:30 p.m. about an hour later
than expected. The surgeon explained the xrays had shown she needed a
size 1 hip socket replacement. However she actually needed a size 0,
the smallest one. Jean was fully awake, and showing good spirit on
her return. She wasn't moving from the bed, as she had a drip, two
drains, a catheter, and a heap of monitor gear connected to her.
Jean was in good spirits considering she was just out of the theatre,
and ate a bit of food when offered. However when the nurses started
transfusing her whole blood cells around 9 p.m., she was in
considerable pain from the flow of the cold cells. I don't think she
will get much sleep tonight.
Not sure when I will next have internet access. Eric
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