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Online chaterlea25

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Happy to report
« on: 23.11. 2020 22:43 »
Hi All,
Happy to report that my kick starting knee has been replaced today
I'm feeling fine so far,
Luckily I have a very nice private room to recuperate in.
My health insurance through my old job pays for it
I'm sure glad I kept up the policy into retirement, cos that's most likely when it'll be needed most

John
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #1 on: 24.11. 2020 00:52 »
been retired for 10 yrs now its weird how our body gradually falls apart  as we get on in yrs  72 now but grateful for the time I have been given  and still in pretty good nick ..... take care and wash your hands *smile*

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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #2 on: 24.11. 2020 01:24 »
John,

Glad you were able to get the needed care and are doing well. The hospital room could be the closest thing you get to going to a restaurant for a while. Hope the food is tolerable.

Richard L.
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #3 on: 24.11. 2020 05:16 »
Best of luck with a speedy recovery, I,m just thankful to wake up each morning
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #4 on: 24.11. 2020 07:14 »
Hi chaterlea25,
Good to hear your op went well. I look on retirement as every day is another days holiday. You can do what you want when you want and ride your bike every day if you want.

ELLIS

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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #5 on: 24.11. 2020 09:28 »
John, you probably don't realize how privileged you are.
Nurses are wonderful.
Irish nurses are the best in the world by a mile.
Best of luck mate

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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #6 on: 24.11. 2020 10:27 »
Hi John,
Great to hear that it all went well.
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #7 on: 24.11. 2020 10:47 »
Body is like old cars and motorcycles, slowly but surely moving to continuous maintenance mode. Good luck!

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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #8 on: 24.11. 2020 19:25 »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery mate.
We all eventually pay for our wayward youth. I must've been a bad bad boy!
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #9 on: 24.11. 2020 21:31 »
Happy to hear it went well,
You are going to have to learn to start left footed
Funny enough after I started doing this , due to ripping off the right, motorcycles became a lot easier to start because it became brains over brawn ( weight to be honest ) .
Lots of physio to get some of the strength back.
The other tip is to elevate the end of your bed.
Mine is still on house bricks and I ripped the foot off way back in 1978.
I can still feel the body fluids hit my anckle  every morning when I get out of bed .
Pillows in the bed do very little.
When I first came home it was besser blocks on end , you get used to sleeping head down very quickly.
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #10 on: 24.11. 2020 23:16 »
Hi All,
Many thanks for the kind and positive messages,  they are much appreciated ;)
It looks like I will go home on Wednesday
Less than 48 hours in here
Richard, the food is more than acceptable
This hospital block is only open about a year, so all the bells and whistles, even the windows operate electrically 
I know Irish nurses are great, I have two nieces who are nursing,
Our problem is that once trained a lot of them head down under and other locations where the conditions are better

 *smile*
John
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #11 on: 25.11. 2020 09:54 »
Hi All,
Many thanks for the kind and positive messages,  they are much appreciated ;)
It looks like I will go home on Wednesday
Less than 48 hours in here
Richard, the food is more than acceptable
This hospital block is only open about a year, so all the bells and whistles, even the windows operate electrically 
I know Irish nurses are great, I have two nieces who are nursing,
Our problem is that once trained a lot of them head down under and other locations where the conditions are better

 *smile*

Gees things must be really crook in Ireland.
If I tried to get foundry workers to do the same shifts as the nurses who took excellent care of me I would be looking at 5 years in gaol
John
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #12 on: 25.11. 2020 10:16 »
Hi John,

did you make the required replacement parts yourself?  *smile*
Wishing you a speedy recovery to mobility without pain.
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« Reply #13 on: 25.11. 2020 20:17 »
The fact insurance was mentioned re-awakened a few brain cells. Sure, if your employer is paying, fine. Fine too, to keep it up when you retire, but maybe not otherwise.... A wealthy friend bemoans that despite paying top dollar for health insurance for decades, whenenever he or his wife needs something, it mysteriously 'doesn't apply'. Another 'comfortably off' friend had a hip replacement c. three years ago. Cost him £30,000 privately. A week later, it failed and had to be done again. And the surgeon billed him again. I wouldn't have paid.
As for myself, a couple of years ago I elected to have a small procedure done privately. Apparently the European cost of this is E100. Here, one pays the consultant and his team (several hundred pounds) and the hospital charges for the use of their facilities on top. Because the consultant was delayed, I was offered a chair to sit on. After the procedure (which was abandoned anyway as the sedative didn't work) I laid on top of a bed for half an hour or so. For two hours on a chair and half an hour on a bed (plus a cup of tea and a sandwich) the hospital billed me £1,200. I refused to pay and it ended up in court, where they rapidly accepted my offer. No wonder medical insurance is so expensive, with hospitals ripping the companies off like that.
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Re: Happy to report
« Reply #14 on: 25.11. 2020 20:57 »
good to hear John now it's important you do the exercises to get maximum movement.
All the best - Bill
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