Sunday, 17 January 2010

More extracts from the Joint Journals

“The black stuff is the metal from your hip”.
“That can’t be good”, I said.
He shook his head, “it isn’t I’m afraid. Your hip has failed and will have to come out”.

The slightest movement sent unbearable pain down my leg and lower back. Even breathing hurt. If I had been at home I would have phoned for the Paramedics as the pain was now unbearable. I had never experienced pain like this before – and hoped I never would again.

“It’ll be a major operation”, he continued, “lasting several hours and requiring several weeks stay in hospital. You’ll also have to spend the night following surgery in intensive care”.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.