The last 5 years of poking, pulling, Xrays, scans, jags,falls and getting uos. Short visits to hospital, long visits to hospital. Phone calls from pain consultant, letters from surgeon. Physio exercise, pushing pulling and gels. Serious talk from serious surgeon about serious operation. And even more serious aftercare. All this and much much more to enable one part of David's broken, painful and wobbly body to be slightly less broken, slightly less painful and hopefully slightly less wobbly.
Yup. On Friday 3rd October he gets his slightly less wobbly hip replaced.
It will be hard for him. The chronic pain in his spine while it continues to degenerate - shoulders,which won't carry him on crutches which are the standard method of transport. Social works coming in to help m with his care. Making him do as he is told - first time for everything i hope.
It will be a long and slow recovey but like everything we do - we will meet it head on.
He will have the best team ever. Wonderful Dr Sabu James - our pain coonsiltant and surgeon - Mr Agawallah. Oh yes - and me!!