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12 week post TKR
Many of you will know me from this forumI'm Irish Ann.
Everyone on this forum has been so helpful and informative and I would not be as well as I am today without you all. Thank you. Thank you.
My world at the moment is in chaos.
My one and only sister, which I have spoken about on this forum, is in hospital 50 miles away with a virulent form of pneumonia. She is quite frail, and is very ill.
My mother (she's 91) is in hospital near me for over a week, with the same pneumonia. She had given it to my sister. My mother is doing well and is responding to treatment.
My husband is in the same hospital awaiting an operation in the 'man problem' area.
He has major heart problems so anaesthesia is a problem and they are still not sure how to proceed at the moment.
He has a large inoperable clot in the back of his heart.
He also has haemachromatosis.
All three are serious and coud kill him and I dont know which bit of him to worry about the most!
But by far the worst and saddest of all is I am losing him, my husband of 47 years, my best friend to dementia.
He is slowly fading away from me. Did not remember that they had told him he had a clot in the heart. Did not tell me about the haemachromatosis nor did he turn up for the appointment that was made for him. I only found all this out a couple of weeks ago, and the haemachromatosis when he was admitted yesterday.
He will never go into a doctors surgery without me EVER again.
It was a wake up call for me, I had not realised how bad he really was, as on day to day things he is fine. But anything new he will keep asking you the same thing over and over again.
Terrible too for me was going to the doctors yesterday and explaining that he would not remember a word of what they tell him and they would need to refer to me.
I know this has absolutely nothing to do with TKR but just needed to have a rant and you are the best guys I know for that.
Thank you for listening
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