My computer calendar had a reminder on it today
Thursday 17th July .......mum hospital (my mum's third operation on her right knee since she retired 5 years ago)
18 months after her knee replacement she still can't walk further than a couple of hunfred feet without a stick or a crutch. She feels depressed because after years of pain she had hoped to be able to walk without pain again, to be able to do all the things she has always loved to do. but o far she is no better now than she was a month a week after her op.
On monday my mum attended the Hospital for her pre op appointment, xrays, bloodtests etc. But not long after returning home she got a call telling her that the op scheduled for today was being postponed until 31st July. Mum had arrangements in place for taking her to hospital, collecting her and home care but now the date has changed she will need me to collect her from hospital and stay with her.
These things can't be helped but it does mean that mum will still be in pain for another two weeks.