Thursday, 19 April 2012

Notes from a hospital bed

Into hospital for operation on left hip on Friday 13th.  General anaesthetic and a femoral nerve block.  Came round in recovery room.  Have forgotten most of the rest of the day!

I’m told my new hip has a bit of high density polyethylene (HDPE) for a cup and a ceramic ball / metal implant (I think).  The surgeon had a change of mind part way through.  Early x-rays show promising results.

The photographs below were taken in the ward.  Thank you to the kind friend who took them and who has tweeted and answered tweets on my behalf.

At the feet of the Professor!

First steps!

View from the ward
(Yes, that's the Shard on the right!)

The Professor with his reacher!