Sunday, 21 February 2010

Another Sunday!!

Hi, hope this Sunday is proving to be a nice one for you!! We are having a lazy day today and enjoying the sunshine that is coming in through the living room window - despite shedloads of snow still on the ground!!! Rob had a busy day yesterday shampooing carpets so the sun is finishing off helping dry the last damp bits out!!

I have been asked what the problem is with my knee and what the surgery is that I am having; well, basically I am having keyhole surgery (arthroscopy I think it is called) on my knee to do some remedial work - tightening the muscle round it I believe - following a lifetime of dislocations from the age of 7 when I ran in from Brownies one night, jumped in an armchair and dislocated it for the first time. When I dislocated it again in August that was the first time in 14years that I had done it badly and subsequently the team at the hospital decided it was time (with a bit of pushing from me) to do some preliminary work. I cannot, apparently, have a replacement until I am in my 60's but I have a sneaky feeling that they will find more damage in and around my knee than they are expecting when they get that jolly old microscope in there on the 27th!! I am on edge about it but it has to be done so I will be trying to counteract my nerves as much as possible before next Saturday!!!!

On that subject.....of next Saturday.....I am a little unsure of what is happening after that; at the moment only the outcome of the surgery will tell me how long I have to be off work and what my work situation will be as at present my current post ends - in theory - at the end of March but I won't be returning to it so I am leaving this friday after 27 months. I have been told not to worry as there will be other work ready for me when I am fit to return to work but my main worry is that I end up being off longer than the maximum 6 weeks they suggest at the hospital - I am hoping it will only be 4 weeks maximum .........but I won't know until next saturday when I come round after the surgery - I am not the best after anaesthetic so I just hope I am coherent enough to understand what they tell me!!

I've coloured my hair again today!! Supposed to be Morello Cherry but never comes out the colour they suggest on the box but then that would be too simple wouldn't it???Just hope the colour it is finally does not clash with my clothes, LOL!!! I've also booked to have it trimmed and restyled on friday cos it is just too long again.......well the top layers that is!!! A girl needs to look good when she is going under the knife, LOL, especially as this one will not have any make up on!!! On that subject as well I look real pasty faced without makeup - pale is not the word, LOL!!

I am off to cook our dinner now......roast beef but no yorkshires cos I have run out of eggs so Rob not impressed, LOL!!! So on that note I will say ttfn and catch you again later in the week!!!

love to you all.....


Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan glad you are having a nice lazy Sunday ~ It has snowed here today and is still cold ~ Hope everything goes well for you on the 27th ~ do try and let us know as soon as you can ~ Ally x

Jan said...

Yes lazy day here too ,staying warm and cozy inside ,good luck next week ,Dont worry about your job, they will find you something if they say they will Jan xx

Missie said...

I'm sure you'll do well after surgery. I'm only 42 but told I might end up with a knee replacement in a year.

Enjoy your week!

Sara said...

I have 'pasty no make up face' too m'dear, but am used to it as I very rarely bother to wear any makeup! There's only me and the boy and the dog here usually, and the boy and the dog like me, pasty face or not :o) xxx