Friday, 15 April 2016
Who knows what The Fates decree? By now I should have been back home from surgery and on the road to recovery. It was not to be. However it has, so far, been a wonderful week and David and I have taken full advantage of the dry windy weather and achieved a great deal in the garden: the area between the house and the road has been resurfaced (not, I hasten to add, by us but by a craftsman with a large digger); the grass has all been scarified and several cubic metres of moss removed (having a heavy duty electric scarifier was essential for the task); a new path has been laid replacing part of the decorative pebble path (which is far easier to walk on and maintain); and many other jobs which I could not have easily achieved alone and which would have remained undone until my knee has healed.
As a bonus today the wonderfully helpful secretary from the hospital's orthopaedic department phoned me to tell me that the second of the two tests (it's a long story) that I had done this week has shown that the infection has cleared up. She uttered the words "It's all systems go." and made my day.
So, if The Fates don't intervene again I shall be getting a new knee next Monday and for that I am thankful. The Glad Game? Out of a delay came the opportunity to do a great deal which will make life a lot easier when I am fit again.